bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, enjoy by 2/15/13. Forgot about this one in the back of the fridge, so just cracking it tonight. Clear bright slight orange tint golden with 1 finger head on pour that falls rather quick to a ring and flabby bubbles. Papaya, tropical/fruit punch hops, piney, as it warms, more garlic and green onion start to come out. Crackery pale malt in there too, but this is a massive oily in your face hop nose. The hop flavor is a bit more balanced/cohesive on the palate, but doesn’t really fit what I like in a hop profile. Sweet, bit astringently rough, garlic and onion flavors come in late, but thankfully fade to just more of a sweet bitter piney finish.
JonMoore (1846) - 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 (2168) - 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
RichTheVillan (2478) - 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 (1070) - 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 (19) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 (122) - 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 (1645) - 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 (1878) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!