johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very odd tangy nose with a lot of orange and a worrying amount of spray n wipe. Pours a debris daubed orange with a quickly disappearing head. The flavour is genuinely weird - notes of parma violets, parma ham and elderflower cordial. There’s a fragrant, spring herb garden start and a decaying, dying herb garden finish. Some notes of bitterness come through and bear with them an astringency that leaves some acidity. It’s not a drain pour by any means, and faced with the challenge of a hopless IPA it’s a good effort, but although I’m glad I’ve tried it to experience the competition and I’ll seek out the Brew Dog competitor, I won’t rush to seek this one out again.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Very interesting. Not bad either, as a stand alone beer but it was an awful IPA. Smelled a lot like a grapefruit. The flavor was almost like fruit juice. It smelled and tasted like it should’ve been bitter but it wasn’t.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/2/2013. Bottle. Poured a murky, dark, slightly brownish orange with a small, off-white head that fully diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma didn’t have many beer smells. There was light gain and caramel; and odd herbal tea; something very much like grapefruit; sort of fruity; and something artificial. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was mod sweet and slightly bitter. There was caramel, some odd grapefruit flavor that wasn’t bitter; herbal tea with sweetener, and something artificial. The medium body was fairly oily with fizzy carbonation and an ever-so-slight metallic finish.
JanVah (168) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
På flaska @ Printz. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Luktar svagt blommigt. Smakar svagt av peppar. En svag eftersmak av beska.
Peter_L (892) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska@Printz. Bärnstenstenfärgad vätska med avslaget skum. Pepprig doft. Besk smak med fruktiga inslag och mer peppar. Tråkig.
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Memory banks rate - and as I recall, better than the Brewdog version, more ginger, less ’medicinal’. Drinkable, if not entirely fun.
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, Gewürze. Geschmack ebenfalls leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, Gewürze.
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very shorts beige head. The bottle contains big Flames of debrie that floats around in the glass. Strange aroma of orange-cola soft-drink. Sweet taste and much caramell. Tvist must be One of the sotar beers theese two excellent brewes have made.
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle @ The Bhurtpore Inn, Aston. Basically tastes like waking up drunk in a flower bed wearing your Nan’s flowery dress and pot pourri in your hear. Fruity, potent & although others on the table thought it was offensively bad, I rather liked it.
jgb9348 (4853) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly hazy bronze and copper coloured body with a muddy amer glow and a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fennel seed, pine and a bit of cleanser - definitely more astringent than the brewdog version. Medium-bodied; Assertive herbal notes at first gives way to a medicinal and woodsy flavour that shows some juniper berry and alcohol finishes. Aftertaste has some light chocolate and sweet notes that fade to a dry, herbal note and leaves the palate very astringent and not too pleasant. Overall, a pretty poor beer, period. Tasting this horizontally, I prefered the British version given that it was slightly less astringent and showing a bit more complexity around the herbs making it more of a gruit. Regardless, these aren’t for the faint of heart and are not worth searching out if you’d even want to try that - don’t. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle adjacent to the American (Flying Dog) version of this beer on 23-March-2014 at home in Washington with this specific twelve ounce bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 31-October-2012 for US$2.59.
rikstar (923) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fles bij de bontekoe, mooi vol donker amber met veel deeltjes. De smaak en geur worden gedomineerd door de toegevoegde kruiden. Heeft wel wat weg van groentesoep maar dan koud. Bijzonder drankje, de smaaksensatie eerste instantie is wennen en zoetig. de afdronk is kruidig en aangenaam.
Jockpocke (4) - - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Rolig duell mellan flying dog och brewdog där denna tyvärr gav lite att sakna, liten ljus krona med grumligt utseende.. Syrlig fruktig smak