BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I haven’t had this beer in about 4.5 years; I got a few bottles as part of the Alpha Collection. I’ve had several bottles, and my perceptions of this beer are weirdly inconsistent. At first I thought I detected some defects - off notes, diacetyl, DMS, etc. Then I had it again and it had a weird graininess. But now, here I sit with a bottle and it is pretty good; a touch perfumey with a slightly odd floral after-taste. Strange.
Appearance is quite good - sparkling and clear with good head. Aroma is a touch grainy but bitter. Flavor is not a kick-in-the-pants bitterness-wise, but is pretty good, although rather floral. Mouthfeel is average.
I got this bottle in the Alpha pack, courtesy of my Dad, who brought it over from Frederick, MD.
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, small white head. Nice caramel hoppy aroma. Medium body, soft carbonation, a bit creamy. Medium to heavy bitterness. Bitter finish.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)
hman43 (336) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours deep golden with a orange tinge to it. The head is full and white with some lacing on the side. There are caramel and citrus aromas. It has a taste combination of caramel and citrus hops. It has a dry finish with a bitter pop that is not as strong as most IPA’s.
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Vi ligger alla i rännstenen, men en del av oss betraktar stjärnorna." Oscar Wilde beskriver ett tillstånd, men inte hur vi hamnade i det. Med Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA har vi plötsligt en huvudmisstänkt i utredningen. Att dricka eller inte dricka det här ölet är en ödesfråga så stor att inte ens Hamlet vågade knysta om den.
kaups (11) - ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ de Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia.
Pours out with white thick head that won´t last.
Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste of some light citrus hops, dried fruits perhaps. Negative side is that it stayed a little watery for me.
Drinkable, but not enjoiable.
VamboladeTolly (60) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@De Tolly Joogipood. Hazy golden color with small head. Fruity aroma.
Taste is medium bitter, grapefuit, hints of caramel. Good one.
MonsterMagnet (198) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 5 months past bb date. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma: caramel, biscuits, pine. Taste follows aroma, with resin, bread, cranberries and light citrus notes. Light sweetness with medium-high bitteness with rough edges. Long piney bitter finish. Nice beer, but seems unbalanced, probably due to its age. Will rate again when i get my hands on a fresh bottle.
oppear (79) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average looks, overall lighter sweet aroma side and grapefruits for taste. Its good average quality with nothing much to speak of.
matku (19) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lyst beige skum,gyllen brun farge,lukt av sitrus,ananas og barnåler,litt tam smak.
hangunder (233) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells nice but not overly complex, citrus and pine in the aroma. Hazy dark brown with a relatively long lasting head. Suprisingly malty flavor upfront, biscuit, followed by juicy citrus hops and finishes very piney. Average carbonation and body. Not bad, but not overly complex malty IPA.
vandc01 (74) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle - no bottling date
Aroma - Orangey, not too much tropical aroma....
Appearance - Clear golden color - half finger of thin head that dissipated rather quickly.
Taste - Missing any sort of tropical taste - n