Benzai (12378) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from bottle. Clear copper to amber color, no head. Smell malts, herbs and spices and yuk. Tastes the same. No, not my thing. Just not, definitely not. Anyone who really likes this beer can rate it properly.
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,355 l bottle, deWildeman, Amsterdam
Poured amber with a lot of sediment, small creamy offwhite head. Babér and juniper, honey and cinnamon,orange peel. Interesting flavor with honey and malt base, spicies like orange peel, rosmare, juniper. Like a gintonic with herbs. Interesting, but not an IPA.
twindog (271) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very thin beer, with a feint head which disappears immediately. Has the look of a Cider .Orange is the word I would use to describe this beer with little sourness. Not the most pleasant to start, but grew on me.I guess this was what beer was before hops very diffrent.
TheEstimator (27) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What’s in a name? International arms race? Are we amassing weapons or rolling over and dismantling our defenses? The obvious reference is to a total lack of hops. If you can defend your palettes shock when you find out there are NO HOPS in this beer, you might be a little twisted at first ubtil you open your mind to the possibilties. Yes, it IS possible to preserve beer without hops; use herbs instead. Think of them as a new (or old) defense system. The evidence is in the taste; herbs like rosemary and thyme prevail. The body is somewhat hollow through the middle, but the upfront taste is intriguing and the aftertaste somewhat bizarre. In any event, I applaud the effort and truly appreciate the format! Worth experiencing....do it; ignore what other naysayers say. This is a relevant beer!
Kavu (3774) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is bitter malts and herbs, perhaps some ginger and mint. Flavor is bitter malts with plenty of herbs. Slightly better than the BrewDog version. Worth a try.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did not enjoy this one, tasted like a crappy herbal tea, but I had it cold, so that made it worse. Maybe i should heat it up....It’s very herbal, not bitter at all, and finishes thin and sweet. Interesting to try, but not tasty for me.
kopyr (11) - Oborniki Śl./Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poor appearance - almost no head, not clear with unpleasent sediments.
Aroma: fruity, peach, belgian like, with wild notes od horse blanket.
Taste: a bit sour, fruity, horse blanket. It tastes like vintage saison.
Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, and medium low bitterness.
Overall: not a success, because that beer is not similar to IPA. It’s rather Saison like. However it’s quite interesting.
pras (567) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised at the low ratings on this one. I think its just the Brewdog fans being sore about losing to the Yanks from across the pond. Color is a nice amber, crystal clear, no head whatsoever. Aroma is of sweet malts, somewhat fruity and sweet. Flavor is bitter with an earthy quality. I pick up some herbs in there, especially rosemary. In balance with the malt. Flavor is sweet. This is an interesting beer and I don’t think I have ever tasted anything like it.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle@Home. Beef stew spices in both aroma and flavour. Orange/golden, off-white head, fair lace. Yuck! Thin, watery finish.
Iphonephan (5677) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle. Slightly cloudy orange with a very slight and quickly disappearing head. Peppery aroma. Even more pepper in the taste with a weedy vegetation backbone. Pretty strange this one and not exactly my thing.