StevieT (957) - - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very interesting beer, deep orange in colour with a very tiny head, mild aroma and intriguing flavours. Lingering taste of ginger at the back. I like it.
CacheManyHose (383) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Crafty Cow at their Garage Project event. Clear bright amber pour. Off-white creamy sudsy head with thick legs. Smells of NZ hops, some lime/lemon and mango and mint. Like a Tuatara Double Trouble (?). Tastes of very resinous hop, herbal mint, citric grassiness. Vietnamese mango salad flavours more evident in the taste than the aroma. Can kind of taste some chili in the finish but not sure if I'd be able to pinpoint it had I not known it was an ingredient. Body is crisp, stony, very resinous with a citric herbal fizziness. Big hoppy resinous beer and an interesting concept.
HKdIPA (429) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Crafty Cow Garage Project event. Clear dark ruby amber pour dense thin head. Aroma is aggressively resinous hops but not that big (like Double Trouble but not as strong). Hard to taste the mango chili lime additions at first beneath the big hoppiness, but comes out as it warms a bit. Not sure I'm a fan of the mango, which adds a detectably over ripe fruit flavor, the mint which adds a herbaceousness to the hops which I don't really like. Chili adds a slight burn on the finish, which isn't unpleasant. A nice big hoppy IPA (could be DIPA with the big flavor and palate) and while I appreciate the flavor pairing with Vietnamese food, I don't think the additional ingredients improve the beer.
Leini (1265) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber body with a low white head. Grapefruit, spices, passionfruit, lime and mango. The chili is too well hidden.
Erasmus_ro (1820) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, BBE 28/06/15, 06/06/15, thanks bluus. Pours amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma is pineapple, caramel, some citrus. Taste is caramel, pine, resin, pineapple, fairly dry and bitter. Not so fresh anymore. Fairly full with high carbonation. Not fresh anymore, but still very enjoyable. Probably great off the line.
KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great idea bringing the violence of the vietnam war and putting it in a bottle. This is a massive beer, soooo much flavour and a hop bomb. Just superb. Really a hop heads dream. An American DIPA hop flavour with the light additions of the other listed ingredients. Hard to pick out from the hops but I see a little Marzipan and lime citrus. Beautiful.
pjw (6) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lovely floral aroma, deep golden colour. Explosions of lime and hops, followed by a subtle hint of chilli in the aftertaste. Superb!
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Despite being a heavyweight beer, this is not all hop bitterness and chewy malt... the addition of ínon-traditionalí ingredients really lift the hop aroma to the fore. Nice work.
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, thanks to Wingmanwillis, 29/03/15.
Hazed golden amber with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is pine needle, mandarin, orange pith, straw, grapefruit.
Taste comprises mango, straw, pine, mineral trace, light bread dough, caramel, red grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with juicy hop bitterness.
Decent enough IPA.
stevoj (2811) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice grapefruit notes in the aroma, small soapy head on orange amber body. Sharper citric hops in the taste, with some soft caramel malts. Gentle, savory brew.
Scopey (8787) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at The Cadís 10 yr Shindig. Thanks to the Wingman. It pours hazy golden-amber with a small white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, doughy, stewed orange, tropical fruits, orange muffin, spice, earth and brioche. The taste is bitter, piney, resin, juicy, caramel, tropical fruits, orange sponge cake and varnish with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Juicy. Decent stuff.