egg (34) - USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Norman Goodfellows on 2/16/14. Pours a hazy light orange/copper with a big white head. Nose is strongly hoppy. Very happy as no SA beer Iíve had comes close to the hop aroma on this. Taste is nicely bitter upfront, grapefruit bitternes, and grass. Perhaps a bit hop forward without a lot of balance but hands down the best pale ale and beer Iíve had that has been brewed here.
DKL (23) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Medium yellow colour with a good dense head. Aroma of grass and grapefruit. Bold, dry hops, with some fruity sweetness. Nicest IPA I've tasted from SA.
WhoU (97) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Bottle tops Cape Town. Pours golden orange with medium head and carbonation. Small lasting head. Aroma is immediate hoppyness and soapy herb, sharp ruby grapefruit grass smell. Also aroma of safari dried apricot fruit rolls with casting sugar. Taste is sharp bitter sour. Palate is some quick lace with bubbles. Overall really enjoyable. Glad to see South Africa producing this and hope it is just the beginning!!
theSlipperyPen (230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid copper amber, true to style, with a thick persistent head and a delicate lacing. Aroma is of pine and passion fruit and is focused, if a bit simple. There are none of those interesting cheesy notes that you pick up on some IPAs. In the mouth itís very bitter with an intense fresh citrus flavour. The malt is perhaps a little too light. More of a warm, jammy backbone would balance the very dry bittering and flesh out the mouth feel, which is refreshing but thin. Carbonation is fine. Lingering bitterness of hops. Here too a bit of malt oomph wouldíve been welcomed. A fine effort but perhaps a tad unbalanced for me.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013-10-31, bottle from Loco Liquor in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Golden color, clean, with generous compact head; nice lace. The hop aroma is very fresh and intense, fruity, with plenty of tropical fruits, pineapple and passion fruit are evident, and a late pungent addition. The mouthfeel is lean like an APA, with a good toffee flavor, very dry; strong bitterness with a good tropical fruit component and later some piney resins, light astringency.
2013-10-27, draught at Wolf Pack, Johannesburg, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy light amber color. The aroma is fresh and with plenty of citrusy hops. Good dry and crispy toffee flavor with citrusy hopping, strong bitterness.
IPA by the book
AtronSeige (436) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Heavy hops, spicy, floral, grass.
Appearance: Small, creamy, off-white head. Clear, medium yellow body.
Initial Flavour: Light sweetness, moderate bitterness.
Finishing Flavour: Light sweetness, light bitterness.
Palate: Medium-light body, soft carbonation.
Draught, taster. Joburg Festival Of Beer
14B. American IPA
aleksander9 (265) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Excellent cobber color with big white head. Big Aroma of fresh hops, Tropical fruit, fresh green grass, and light citrus. Medium mouth feel. Dry and fruity aftertaste. Overall: Very good! I agree with the others that it tastes very "brew dog".
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Nir at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Nir! Deep golden with a stable white head. Wonderful hoppy aroma full of tropical fruits and "green" weedy notes. Bitter hoppy flavor with lots of citrus, tropical fruits, light maltiness and a bitter finish, piney and grapefruity. Medium-bodied. A very good IPA.
League_ofBeers (16) - - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
World class South African IPA Brewed. in US west coast style. Great flavour and aroma. Harsh palate.
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LucyCorne (25) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing aroma of citrus and granadilla and lovely clear golden color. Taste is crisp, with a clear balance between hops and malt and good bitterness. One of the best IPAs I have tasted and stands up to the great American ones