Brenhophead (392) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold colour with an aroma similar to the hop wallop by victory. It does have a grassy resin flavour to it with a hint of something else i cant pin down. I guess its typical of the stuff coming out of the US today although im not a big fan.
anders37 (12973) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SBWF2011. Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter earthy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
milewide (1218) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine herbal DIPA! Bitter after-taste lasted as long as any beer that I have tried. Clear gold color, medium body and head.
otakuden (1704) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: orange with honey hues. Pithy head is fluffy, clumpy, and patchy. Rests with a gentle haze. Swirls blotchy with sticky lace and a patchy blanket.
Nose: grapefruit, lovely grapefruit – white mostly with some yellow. zest, skin, and lemon. Grapefruit pulp and juice – freshly squeezed. Pine and spearmint in the back. Key lime is a subtle suggestion. Seviche finish of fresh citrus juices amidst sea breeze essence.
Palate: grapefruit, key lime, and lemon hits hard and fast, leading into pine needles and hop resins. Pith and rind – take above fruits and rind away. Deliciously simple.
Final Thoughts: not overly complex but the flavors were bright, rambunctious, and eager to please.
jjgmd (762) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lightly carbonated, rusty cloudy golden appearance, smells of citrus and grass,. Full of flavor with hints of citrus especially grapefruit, nice amount of bitterness of course, but not astringent. Long finish after the swallow. If you weren’t bitter before you will be after this brew, but in a a very nice way.
Party on I mean drink on Garth.
zgaier (713) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good double IPA. Has a sweet hoppy taste, with hints of citrus, grass and grapefruit. A nice bitter finish for a crisp and refreshing brew that is very drinkable and enjoyable.
Glouglouburp (5613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A citrusy, grassy and citric bitter hop bomb. Superb
How: Bottle 12oz, part of the 2011 Beer Camp Mix Pack. Consumed approximately 2.5 months after it hit the stores.
The look: Partly cloudy golden-blonde body topped by a small off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The strong hoppy nose is grapefruits, overall citrusy but also piney. Nothing new under the sun here but the aroma was so fresh and vibrant, and my bottle was already more than two old (two months after the 2011 Camp Mix Pack was released). Taste is totally unbalanced and pleasantly so, this is a hop bomb. Basic neutral Premium, Plus™ crackers-like malts, some honey and caramel, but all that crushed by a truckload of sharp grapefruity, lemony and grassy resinous hops packing a ton of alpha acids. Bitterness is sharp and biting. This beer is bitter as hell but its extreme bitterness is a pleasant tasty and almost refreshing one. Another superb hoppy beer from Sierra Nevada. I find Ghidorah to be up there with the best Sierra Nevada hoppy beers (Torpedo, Harvest Wet Hop Ale, the retired Anniversary, etc.). Very nice Double IPA that is underrated because it is only $2 and widely available. Kind of cool that Sierra Nevada named a beer after a monster from the Godzilla movies we used to watched when we were kids. Good times. We were kids and we all wanted to grow up so we could do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted... How’s that working out for you guys?
ElGaucho (2044) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. High alcohol evident in nose. Hazy gold body. Strong hop flavor. Hmm, this was amazing last night when it was cold. Still really good at about 45 degrees. No lace. Loved the beer camp series.
strongpieman (1180) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Grassy and floral hop assertive aroma. Sharp bitterness with lingering finish. Good strong IPA but with a few rough edges.
Svesse (5240) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm) Amber colour with lasting, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with orange peel, dried apricots, grainy malt and floral hops. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, orange peel and generous amounts of resiny, piney hops in a slightly vinous and quite bitter finish. More than medium body, with a solid malt foundation and a balanced sweetness. Very nice.