john_henry (123) - - MAR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super excited to get my hands on this!
The smells hits as soon as I crack the cap, big complex citrus, as you’d expect, but more complex than the vast majority of offerings in this style.
Pours a clear light amber with perfect carbonation and adequate head.
On to the taste, BOOM! Big bitter hop punch balanced by perfect malt back bone. This is a very impressive beer. The best IIPA I’ve had in a long time, blows a lot of the big west coast favourites out the water, Wow!
I want more! hope I can get my hands on some...
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. Amber pour with a white head. Aromas of peach, pineapple, mango. Flavours of bitter spice, citrus. Uber sharp bitter bite. Good stuff.
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - AUG 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here we go with a Kiwi wonder! Slightly hazy golden, cream medium head. Nose is sweet malts and hops. This beer has lots of hops. Loads. And they merge wonderfully with a malty and (tropical) fruity taste. Make you ask for more. Glad it came in a 500ml bottle!
ngunity (46) - - AUG 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml Bottle. Poured hazy amber with nice head. Drank with a big smack of bitter hops but badly lacked balance, and lingering bitterness. 167 IBU wrecks your palate here, but not in a good, shock and awe way, like Green Flash. Would not try another
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big hoppy aroma, very complex. Lots of mouth filling malt and a firm bitterness.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11th July 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is finely minerally crisp. The smooth pale malts impart a little sweetness. Rich skunky hops and thick pine. Mild hop spice. Trace of tropical friuts. Spicy skunky finish. A very rich DIPA but it’s also incredibly drinkable. Excellent stuff.
The_Osprey (3507) - 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 (403) - - 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 (9384) - 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 (369) - SINGAPORE - 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 (402) - 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.