armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Balazs, thanks a lot!
Deep opalescent amber beer with a small lacing off white head. Sweet in aroma with caramel and honey, after a second the fruity-citrussy and resiny hop comes throught the liqueric and alcoholic perfume. At the first slips the sweet caramel base rules the palate, but after a while the hop-bomb explodes with a powerful resiny and green citrussy flavor. For hop-heads, yes...
Balazs (786) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured with a murky-amber color and a tan, thick lacing foam. Fruity aroma with grapefruit, pine and hints of citrus. Bitter taste in a dense body with medium carbonation. Extremely bitter, dry finish. Similar experience to biting into a grapefruit. Pretty good.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with piny hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @ Phred’s in Hokkaido !
Huge aroma, makes its presence known with the beckoning smell of beervana. Thick and substantial it starts out hoppy and becomes richer and more balanced as the beer fills your mouth. Doesn’t ever feel like an extreme hop experiment, it is a wonderful balance of just right bitterness with wonderful sustaining malty sweetness. Long, long, finish which again turns bitter but in such a good way !!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been really excited about this one for quite some time and I finally scored it in my most recent trade. The color was pretty dark, with a hue of dark brown with goldish tints. The carbonation was pretty spot on and the head retention held up as well. The aroma/taste was hoppy with notes of citrus hops. It was quite bitter, of course, but not super overpowering. It did sort of remind me of Dogfish 90, but with a kick.
LoFi (1559) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thick head. Aroma is very hoppy. Tastes of citrus hops with a sweet caramel. Alcohol warmth more than taste. Not as bitter as expected, actually pretty well balanced, and definitely to my taste.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draugt at De Klomp in Lkpg, Sweden.
What can I say. It´s very bitter!! Well, I know, it´s intended to be that but it´s little to much for my taste. Even for me who likes bitter and hopy beer.
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid nose, lots of funky danky hops. Caramel malt and light residual sugar as well. Somewhat balanced and unexpected when confronted with the name 1000 IBU. Pours amber brown with a nice head, not much lace, but solid retention. The flavor is a bit of funky herbal danky hops up front followed by caramel, residual sugar, and then a funky hoppy blast to finish it out. Reminded me a bit of hopsickle. Light alcohol, long lasting hop flavors, many minutes after beer is finished. Lots of hoppy burps. Nice stuff. Medium carbonation, creamy body, danky dry finish like I just smoked a blunt or something.
harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Bottle at ChrisO "I?m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Syrupy hoppy, but it?s pretty good going. Not oveerly hot. Bit sweet. Good hop, but not bitter. 738315 3.6/5. re-rate bottle from Menno. Cheers my friend. Deep brown orange with a few floaters. Lasting beige head. Very toasty hoppy aroma. Hoppy as hell in mouth. Good bitterness on finish. Christ on a bike thats hoppy. A rather lovely double ipa with almost eye watering bitter hoppiness. Gorgeous though
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large cream almost beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of heavy heavy hoppy notes like never before. Unbelievable thick oily and hoppy citrus with some fruity notes in there as well. Full bodied with an average carbonation and heavy dry texture. Extreme bitterness with some counter sweetness. Lingering dry and bitter hoppy finish.