ACD (528) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Hazy gold. Huge sweet pineapple, grapefruit, and cereal nose. Taste gives thick pine needles, pineapple, cereal, corn, slightly odd thyme notes, and seriously bitter grapefruit. Fairly light bodied. Huge rough bitterness, what a massive citric kick this gives. Uncompromising stuff, but pretty enjoyable if you’ve got a taste for bitterness.
chimpgibbon (167) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Euston Tap. Well well. This is borderline unpleasant due to its astringent back end. Very pleasing funky fruity nose then whallop in the mouth with massive dryness and bitterness. Lemon then grapefruit then the mouthfeel of neat gin. Won’t revisit but def interesting.
Arve_Christian (2479) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 35 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden hazy color, good foam. Immediate aromas of hops, pine and some citrus: medium/high intensity. Medium/full body & complexity. Solid bitterness. Very enjoyable
Enegaard (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crazy one! Pours like any other IPA, but the aroma is packed with complexity! A lot of hoppy fruitiness together with a range of herbs; salvia, thyme and even anise. Same with the taste, even got a salvia-like bitterness. Hard to pin down, but a truly interesting brew. Kind of blows your mind in a mild way, and for that alone I’ll rate this a bit higher than the actual taste is maybe worth.
esp0r (1613) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Orange hazy, massive dense beige head. Smells of tropical fruits, orange peel, citrus, mango, some malts. Moderate sweet, earth and tropical fruits, blended together, extreme present citrus flavors, grapefruit, some very spicy things going on in here. Heavy heavy heavy bitter, extremely zesty, also eucalyptus and tiger balsam. Almost too much of the bitterness actually. Mouthfeel is very oily, almost fatty. Strange beer, very nice, but maybe too much hops?
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white foamy and lacy head. Aroma of strong floral hops, some perfume, citrus and sweetness. Flavour of rich floral hops, citrus, mango sweetness, wet rice and grass. No corn, at least I didn’t notice it. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes long lingering bitter, citrusy and with some alcohol warmth. Good.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. Hazy Orange White head. Nose is pretty parfummed. Flavour has somegrapefruit, sharp lemon. Palate is chalky. I liked this.
ej (527) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a short lived white head. Heavy citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit. Medicinal bitterness with a grassy, herbal aftertaste. Not very awesome.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lemons and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrusy hops, malt, and brewing cereal, leading to a very bitter and raw finish.
JohnRMurdoch (2715) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at Bishops Arms, Malmo, Sweden. Hazy yellow amber, decent head. Big hoppy aroma. Orange, mango, hop flavour. Tastes like a very good IPA to me.