jbruner (5673) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2018
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice grassy sand resinous pine notes over light caramel malt. Taste follows, hop forward and moderately bitter. Very nice west coast IPA if you were in America, even better for South Africa. davidf93 (206) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 10, 2017
Amber orange colour, hints of passion fruit, onion marmalade and dried apricots, slight grassiness, little bit alcohol with light body. egg (439) - USA - OCT 30, 2017
Fine IPA. Nothing of note. Light hops on the nose. Citrus and malt. Fair enough but not stand out. fusionsa (10) - SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 6, 2017
Aroma: beautiful fresh, lively hops: strong earthy resin / pine / peach. Certainly more interesting on the nose than the Woodstock 'Californicator' or Devils Peak 'Kings Blockhouse' (both IPA's). Hazy, cloudy, dark, amber - unfiltered - thank you Aegir! Pours off-white head with light to medium lacing. Mild to medium bitterness. Rich, medium to full IPA flavour. Well balanced (light on the malt I feel appropriate for an IPA). Light carbonation. Lovely, light bitter finish. Great IPA, worth the R35 per bottle spent at the brewery itself. Sod anything negative, I could drink copious amounts of this and be happy forever - if only my bank balance allowed or the brewery sponsored me for good reviews :) :) BeerLieutenant38 (190) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 28, 2017
Pours hazy, pale amber with plenty of white head. Aroma exhibits typical IPA notes of citrus and pine. Perhaps not as abundant in hop aroma as some IPAs I’ve tasted, but that is not necessarily a complaint. Hop bitterness is at the forefront, with notes of orange marmalade, but is likewise relatively restrained. With a name like Giant IPA I expected more of an intense hop explosion but I commend the beer for its gentlemanly approach. The hint of malt sweetness provides a nice backdrop to the hops. Finish is slightly bitter and lingering. A nicely balanced, satisfying IPA from one of Cape Town’s most exciting breweries.
Ktwse (5823) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of perfume, light pine, grapefruit. Taste is mild bitter with a floral bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation. Tim Webb (473) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
44 cl bottle at the Beerhouse on Long, Cape Town. Well I found the bitterness somewhat harsh and rasping, with insufficient aroma and floweriness. Against a slightly too flat malt background that spoiled for me a well-intentioned beer. Scopey (16562) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle at Beerhouse on Long. It pours clear deep orange - amber with a medium off-white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, sticky, orange marmalade, peach, pine and muffin. The taste is firmly bitter, wood, pine, resin, some alcohol, orange marmalade, caramel, waxy peel and pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not bad, but I don’t see the reason for the major love of the last few raters. Doesn’t have a load of depth and the alcohol plays too big a part in the beer. AtronSeige (1827) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 27, 2016
Aroma: Medium-high citrus, orange peel, Light floral
Appearance: Slightly hazy light amber body. Medium, white head. Good retention. Lacing
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium-high hops, citrus, Medium-light spiciness. Medium-light malty backbone to offer support. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and citrus, grapefruit pith.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation, smooth.
Overall: Good bitterness and great hop flavours and aromas. A bit more balance from the malt to restrain the bitterness would bring the beer to the next level.
440 ml bottle, poured.
21A. American IPA dimeon (530) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 6, 2016
A: Opaque reddish amber with a full, white head
N: Pine needles, orange peel and a hint of caramel.
T: Intensely bitter at first, then yielding to reveal intense orange peel, and finishing with the bitterness again.
P: Medium mouthfeel and a lengthy finish.
O: Well-made IPA