ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma: A surprising hop aroma, followed by fuel grade alcohol made to run jet engines, almost enjoyable.
Appearance: Light coppery amber, slight carbonation.
Taste: Lots of hops followed up by palate dismembering levels of aclohol, in a bad way. The bitterness isn’t really noticable.
Palate: I one time tasted a tiny drop of hop extract, it does similar things to your palate as this "beer". Destroys the mouth and leaves you with an unpleasant feeling that this was a bad idea.
Overall: Better than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but not by much. This is sadly mislabeled as "beer" when it has more in common with jet fuel ethanol. The BrewDog guys need to learn how to make good beer instead of this unenjoyable gimmicky crap.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber brown color with no head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, caramel, and fruity. Flavor is caramel, fruity, caramel, toast, citrus, and a alcoholic finish.
Rusty (1538) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wavers1 with the awesome share! Pours a clear copper with bubbles and no head. Aroma is alcohol caramel hops alcohol and alcohol. Flavor is alcohol hops varnish rubbing alcohol. Eats your tooth enamel in a good way. Me like.
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wavers1 hooks up the shit. Fucking A bro, awesome. Reddish brown pour. No head. Legs like a good whiskey. Hot aroma, hops, harsh grapefruit peel. Flavor is sweet, then bitter as all fuck. Like eating hop pellets and drinking whiskey.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks Sampo! Hazy amber color. Strong hop and alcohol aroma with lemon, mango, raspberry, whisky and hot alcohol. Immensely hot bittersweet flavor with toffee, nuts, raspberry, citrusy hops. Very warming and burning, more so than a whisky. Very mouth numbing. I rather drink whisky.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: The pour is surprisingly standard for an IPA. Golden copper/amber color with a fair amount of white head.
S: At first, I quite liked the nose. A lot of hops, primarily resinous and piney in nature. However, if you breathe in a good bit and get the full bouquet, you’ll be able to pick out the three main components of this beer: alcohol (cheap vodka), hop extract, and sugar.
T: Though I did enjoy the nose for a moment, the flavor just completely put me off. Even with just a small sip, the alcohol just attacks your tongue. Hot, cheap vodka followed by incredible bitter, hop extract type of flavor and then some table sugar mixed in to try to mellow things out.
M: The body is quite heavy and almost syrupy. It’s also hot as hell.
D: Just a few sips was more than enough of this one. I was not a fan of the Penguin, but I thought this was even worse.
Hansen (7238) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBF 2010: Orange, golden colour. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is harsh hopped, herbs, grass, resin. Moderate maltyness too. Flavor is harsh: Harsh sweet and harsh bitter and thats in a good way. Alcohol. Syrupy texture.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was actually quite surprised that I liked this as much as I did. Big piney hop aroma reminds me very much of Dogfish Head 120 Min. Flavor has massive hops and is a bit hot but, when compared to spirits, it’s fairly smooth sipping. Put yourself in the "slow sipping spirit" frame of mind when trying this, and it is quite nice.
jtclockwork (10193) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger and decaturstevo. Pours amber. Deceptively nice nose at first inhalation. Hops and grain alcohol. Then the true beast reveals itself. Rubbing alcohol, paint thinner and iodine permeates the nose in follow up whiffs. Hops become more muted. The first sip is also deceptive. Slight burn with hop malt character throughout. Subsequent sips tell a different story. The beer quickly becomes a Jack Daniels cough medicine of sorts, lots of rubbing alcohol and burn with little hops in background.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange amber with no head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and spoiled peach.
Taste: Caramel like booze, spoiled peach, grapefruit, wood, astringent hops, and alcohol for days.
Mouthfeel: Hot and syrupy.
Overall: Insanity in a bottle.