brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 9/13/13 version. Pours a translucent, golden orange color with a finger length head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is amazing. Tons of of overly ripe pineapple, some grapefruit, orange, papaya, mango, peach, more tropical fruit notes, pine, tiny bit of breadiness and sweetness from the malts. Taste starts with some bitterness, but more tropical and citrus fruits like pineapple, papaya, apricot, mangos, some floral qualities as well. Was already smooth on the front end, but then gets even smoother and creamier in the middle from the malts that somewhat balance it. Then finishes dry with more tropical and citrus fruits, as well as some pine qualities. Very smooth and crisp finish that cleans the palate and makes you want to take another sip. Has a slight sweetness throughout, which complements the hop characters and gives the hop flavors almost a gummy bear-like taste. High medium, oily body. No alcohol detected at all. From what I read, this beer is made with mostly flavoring hops and not many bittering hops. I agree with this, as there are just massive amounts of juicy fruits in this. Better than Ruination in my opinion. Well done. I may grab another one before it’s taken off the shelves!
Defreni (2512) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Taster på Stone. 08-16-14. Let kattepis ellers citrus. Smagen er frisk med en pungent tropisk note kørende for sig. Lækker IIPA hvis man tager kattepissen for hvad den er.God bitterhed.
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 23 July. 08-16-14 variant. Poured a clear, bright, deep amber colour, with a dense white head and good lacing. Huge aroma of fresh hops, perfume, citrus, resin, dried fruit and spruce. Pine needles in the flavour, with some mango sweetness and grain. Rich complex hops in the finish, with some resin, marmalade, candy sugar and chewy grain. Excellent!
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, nice white head. Smells stoney, hint of smoke, and lots of citrus. Hops dominate the taste, as you might expect. Some toasty notes, but mostly citrusy hops.
Evchenko (3) - Bristol, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From Brewdog Bristol. Wouldn’t usually spend this kind of money on one bottle but it was every bit worth it. Lovely aroma, citrus and bitter quality to the hops, gorgeous body and a lovely warming alcohol glow. Surprisingly drinkable for a 9.4% offering. Well worth the spondoolies, best IPA I’ve had.
Mark_Eck (513) - - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange. Aroma is floral, piney, and grapefruit. Taste is sweet grapefruits upfront and a bitter piney finish.
Garrold (1135) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog, Sheffield. Fairly big hype round this, which is annoying. Just put it in the fridge, tell folks it’s in there, and they’ll buy it. No need for the, "Oooh, hurry up, the fridges are nearly empty" shite. Anyway, it’s dank and fusty and piny and orangey. Chewy and boozy, too. As Mr. Flav said, "Don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t dont dont believe the hype. Ooeeeurrgghhhaa".
Spence_Man (11) - - JUL 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
By far one of the most incredible IPAs I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying. Great aroma and a fantastic taste that washes over your entire mouth and leaves you wanting more. Definitely fresh and definitely hoppy BUT not unpleasant or overly bitter on the finish.
Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewdog, enjoy by 08.16.14. Amber orange, slight haze, lightly sparkling, big foamy white head. Aroma - lemon and peach, light caramelly malt character. Body - medium, spritzy, slightly foamy. Taste - grassy, corn, grapefruit concentrate, tangy alcohol, fairly bitter finish. Another ’Emperor’s New Clothes’ beer from the USA. If this was made in the UK it would get a far lower rating.
JonMoore (1847) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 08-16-14, Brewdog, Glasgow. Excellent aroma of pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Superbly well balanced, hoppy, pine, grapefruit, with nice malt backbone. Some warming from the alcohol, but very easy to drink. Basically an excellent California IPA.
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Served very warm thanks to the good people at Brewdog bar. Massive hop aroma, very piney and resinous, also notes I’d associate more with NZ hops, guava, melon, very little citrus. Taste is a bit more straight forward, mostly pine, resinous with a little grapefruit and poorly masked alcohol. Medium to light bodied with a bitter finish. I’d have preferred it to be chilled, even slightly, the beer was very warm. They could have taken some of the turds out the fridge to make room for all the Enjoy By