The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy dark orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is hard to place but there’s some bubblegum, Turkish delight, cucumber, flowers and toffee. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light caramel, twiggy, sugary with some honey, light citrus twang. Nice.
kingvit (409) - - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: citrus, apricot, resin, spice, lemongrass, herb, hay; Appearance: pale orange, vanishing frothy head; Taste: intense bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: full body, bitter finish, average carbonation, slick texture
Intense, crisp, aromatic, malty dipa. Slightly alcoholic
Scopey (11784) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at BD CJ. It pours clear dark orange-amber with a small beige head. The rich, oily, stewed orange, peach, marmalade, toffee and apricot tart. The taste is rich, bitter-sweet, piney, resinous, alcohol boost, wood, peppery spice, grapefruit rind, mild astringency, hop burn, dank skunky hoppage, damp leaves, grassy, toffee, soap with a long, lingering bitter finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Big old hop-bomb. Although I enjoy many aspects of this beer it is pretty rough around the edges. Quite a lot of alcohol & IBU boost though. Alright, but not quite what I had hoped for.
R4N5H (687) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle at The Globe, Hong Kong on 07/06/2015. Poured into a snifter glass. Clear orange copper colour with a thick white head. Fantastic aroma of hops , pine and citrus. Heavy on citrus, hops and high on IBU. Great balance; the alcohol is well hidden but still noticeable. An awesome NZ ale.
CacheManyHose (555) - HONG KONG - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear light orange-copper. White thin head with big bubbles. Smells of piney hop, crystal malt, maple syrup, light spice. Tastes of resin piney hop, light lemony soapy frothy finish. Body is medium-to-thick, slick, gently frothy. Resinous. Crisp malt aroma is nice. Big, bitter but still very drinkable.
HKdIPA (633) - HONG KONG - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle from Hop Leaf at home. Slightly hazy orange golden pour. Aroma is ripe mango and strong resin hops. Taste follows - big rich tropical fruity and resinous hops. Big booziness and bitterness that lasts. One of the best DIPAs - a standard to which others should be compared. Lasting boozy warmth. Very big but alarmingly drinkable. Definitely get again.
dresden (1353) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden and mostly clear. Aroma is citrus and pine, not heavily fruity, and slightly herbal. Big bitterness and cloyingly sweet. Too much in every regard.
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge aroma and huge taste. from the hops to the malt to the alcohol. They’ve done a great job to make such a balanced tasting beer which is 9% and 167 IBU!
Bule (1720) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours a yellow Amber color with a bit of head. Intense hops. A lot of citrus that lingers. Solid double IPA.
MrTipple (3099) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: resin, pine, caramel malts, citrus fruits. Appearance: hazy gold, big, frothy, white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, resin, turning quite bitter in the finish. Overall: excellent IIPA, fantastic hops in both aroma and palate. Pint at CBR2015, Shoreditch.