vami (309) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is just amazing. Hop explosion in the nose, on the tongue and on the palate. This is an extatic beer. Hard to find, but if you are lucky to do so, pay the price and enjoy it. WOW!
Thomasalias (319) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle form Csakajósör, Budapest. Hazy, amber colored beer with lightbrown head. Hoppy odor with resin and spices, some sweet odor also appears too. Amazing hoppy aroma with resin, honey, flowers, spices and some fruits too. After the amazing initial flavours the intensive bitterness appears. Heavy bitter taste, but some sweetness also appears at the background. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Pure, dry, long, bitter finish. It’s a very delicious beer with amazing aroma and odor. Intensive bitterness, but the body and the alcohol makes it more balanced. Very good, delicious and unique one.
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unfiltered. Looks like motor oil; thick!! Strong malt initial aroma. STRONG hop flavor. Not horrible on palate considering 1000 IBUs. Taste is too strong for regular drinking but definitely interesting. Tasty.
Lore (781) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy dark orange to amber colour, massive (2 inches) yellowish head, which lasts for several minutes (even after 5 minutes, at least half of this is still present); aroma of piney and citrussy hops; taste is fully dominated by extreme and indescribable bitterness, which, I feel, will last at least till tomorrow morning.:-)..according to armando’s advice, it is my last beer for today...would be very hard to feel any taste after this :-)))...it is really hard to score this, due to its extremity, but I think it is a good beer, despite its extremity
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Sweet hop aroma, dark brown body within thin head, really sweet flavour throughout, I feel a boozy taste and organic hops that are really earthy but I don’t think the IBUs are too extreme or pervasive. Quite nippy but not too intensive!
smitty4657 (10) - - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how to rate this on a lot of things. Reading some reviews feels like I may have had a different beer (I had this on tap in May 2013) because it was outrageously bitter; dried out my mouth for an hour and took about as long for the flavor to dissipate. That said I enjoyed the taste as I crave this kind of bitterness but I know it’s not enjoyable for most people.
Reimer96 (1018) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark hazy orange with a nice thick frothy off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, sweet malts, caramel, resin and grass. Taste is a great balance of sweet caramel, malt base, citrus hops, resin, pine and a joke alcohol warming on the finish. Full bodied yet easy to drink with some alcohol warmth and a good bit of bitterness but never astringent.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of dkachur. Slightly hazy dark amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet resiny and floral hop aroma with some caramel. Sweet floral, resiny and HUGE hop flavor with some caramel hiding behind the scenes worried about being beaten by an alpha bat. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, pours a dark hazy orange with a thick head, the aroma is really dank but there is still some malt and sweetness character to it as well, the flavor is well, hoppy. Lots of hop resin and it is quite bitter, not sure if I really buy the 1000 ibus, but whatevs. Really chewy though and thick, not terrible.
Senka (305) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Had this in the dark Pőrgu cellar in Tallinn. Hoppy and bitter as promised. Pours dark orange. Had to switch to lager after this one. Thought for some time after drinking 1000IBU, that BrewDog Hardcore IPA was a lousy excuse for a double IPA.