RichTheVillan (4451) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brewdog Birmingham; 08-16-14 version clear light copper pour with a creamy white head, big pine aroma, taste has fresh pine, citrus, nettles, some grapefruit quite sticky, pale malts on the money bitterness, easy drinking crisp well balanced DIPA.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes, this is good. 8.16.14 edition. Full hop aroma with pine and citrus notes. Excellent not much more to say.
Infiniteipa (30) - - JUL 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy by 16.08.2014, drank 23.07.2014.
Clear bright light orange with a thin white head. Aroma is thick, heavy, wet, juicy hops, fantastic.
The initial taste was less intense than expected, but the mid and end palate hits with thick sticky wet hops, oily finish, not too bitter, big big flavour, very fresh, very happy!
Amazing beer, say what you want about Brewdog, but getting this to Leeds in such a short time and into my hands is amazing.
GlasgowTAD (583) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Light bronze in the glass with a 2 finger head that disappears quickly. Aroma of pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste like a creamy peach desert in your mouth! Then the bitterness comes in and appeases the hop head inside!
cafgen (154) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light orange color with a two finger head. Aroma is pineapple, mango, peach, citrus and pine. Taste is sweet in the front with a nice balanced bitterness. A must have IPA because it is fantastic!
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tomer (2160) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks Levi, smallish head, just a little hazy lightish orange with yellow hues, aroma of pine and grapefruit, malty biscuity flavour with strong herbal grapefruit bitterness. Straight forward and quite enjoyable.
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Pours light cloudy orange amber with medium tall white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, peach, mango, very fruity. Taste is an excellent balance between bitter and sweet, starting off slightly sweet before a big bitter kick, then the two balance out before a long resinous finish. Body is light to medium, very smooth with soft carbonation.
b3playr (1) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At home from a 22-oz. bottle, 07.04.14 edition (bottled on 05/28/14). Arrowine - the fantastic wine/beer/cheese shop in Arlington, VA - had this beer reduced from $8.99 to $6.99 due to it being past expiration. However, it’s still really tasty, as to be expected. I’ve had this on draft in its youth, and am well aware it hasn’t really aged all that much. In fact, I’m loving it more now than ever. Consider it context influencing my rating...
Aroma: fresh grapefruit, juicy overripe pineapple, almost the sweet notes of durian (in a good way) - this is a classic California IPA! Hoppy and boozy, there’s no mistaking what style this is.
Appearance: mellow gold, clear with gentle bubbles that keep things lively, fine white head.
Taste: well-balanced with the hops and sweetness to keep you going back for more, though may be missing a bit of the bite from it pushing a couple months in the bottle. Still, surprisingly easy to drink at 9.4% ABV.
Palate: full body, a bit oily in texture (no doubt thanks to the fresh hops), an average carbonation to keep things fresh, and a nice long finish that’s quite satisfying.
Overall: this is a great beer, particularly yummy with the rotisserie chicken from neighboring Crisp & Juicy. I’m awfully glad I bought two!
CacheManyHose (391) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From San Diego. Completely translucent honey amber pour with sudsy white head and no legs. Smells very, very strong - floral and piney hop like a punch to the nose. Some juicy malt and spice/pepper as well. Tastes similar (so much hop!) though more drinkable than the aroma might have you believe, and less malty. Body is oily but crisp. Like the 8 Wired Fresh Hopwired but with every flavour - especially the hop - amplified. Big and enjoyable.
HKdIPA (455) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stone Tasting Room in SD at home. Clear light amber pour with thin foamy head. Piney hops aroma - very piney. Taste is super sharp piney hop explosion followed by enough sweet malt to...not balance it (at all) but even things out. Lasting bitterness. Hard to believe this is 9+% alcohol - it's actually quite drinkable. Despite the intense hoppy bite it's pretty easy going. Would be interesting to taste alongside other fresh IPAs like Fresh Hopwired. Would definitely get again.