VsXsV (1625) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of spices (pomerance, rosemary, cinnamon?), bisucit, caramel and clove. Very spicy. Taste is dry and spicy... Spices! Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Just weird, not good at all. The big question is WHY?!
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Pours copper with a small white head. Smells herby hoppy and candy malt. Tastes sour funky candy malt and acids.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. A bit unclear golden beer with a very small head. Spicy aroma, pepper, rosemary, woody, dry, juniper berries, herbal, some grass. Spicy woody flavor, rosemary, pepper, soil, some hay. Rather strange.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
tap. note of earthy vegetal dough, herbs, pine, touch of cleaner. not very good.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
355 ml bottle. Aroma powerful with some bitter herb, Tastes bitter as hell itself, awful taste from the herbs. Why?!
RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Oh what horrors hath man wrought. Pours gold. No head. No lacing. No aroma. No resemblance to an IPA whatsoever. Tastes like a terrible, over spice/herbed pumpkin ale. Taste is grass with a dirt aftertaste. At least Flying Dog is consistent.
Gurthnar (958) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk
Small yellowish head, instantly disappearing. Lightly hazy orange colour. Aroma pineapple, grapefruit, orange, green apple, grass, overall fruity, fresh and quite tempting. Taste is hard to describe. Initially almost light heavy sour-tart, as if you lick a whole orange. Over time turns into medium bitter, very distant elderberry. The finish is long and literally earthy tart. Overall I think there is orange flavour floating over everything else, along with dirt. As it warms, also elderberry. This is very interesting, pity I can not say enjoyable. I must say this is much closer to IPA than the Brewdog one, but despite that I liked Brewdog better, they are my personal winners of the race :-)
Nisse666 (3543) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2012
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ok, shouldn’t have bought this - but guess I’m à ticker;)
Bottle from SB cons 2012-11-06 Göteborg
AR: wee vinos, kriek, rosmarin, grenadine
AP: hazy amber, wee fizzy transparent head
F: fizzy, rosmarin, thyme, pine, wee sparkling wine with heavy citric bitterness, unpleasent feeling - done the sink!
jolo (824) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 5, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 355ml. A cloudy orange colour with a lot of floaties. Small pieces of something that taste like crisps/french fries. Not likable!
Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from Bierzwerg, tasted next to Brewdog’s International Arms Race. Hazy deep golden colour, tiny head. Spicy aroma. Full-bodied, alcoholic flavours with a lot of malty sweetness, lots of spices present. More like a spiced tripel. Not really convincing. Probably brewing an IPA without hops is like cooking a vegetarian hog roast.