corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a dark burnt orange/amber color with golden orange/peach hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger off-white yellowish head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap that leaves chunks of soapy lacing in it’s path.
Toasty malt aroma with hints of caramel, rye and biscuit. Subtle hops but they seem to have faded considerably during the journey. Oak is fairly prominent in the nose with a healthy dose of vanilla. Subtle pine and citrus notes.
Slightly resinous medium body with a good bit of dry bitterness up front followed by a slightly toasty malt backbone and dry piny finish. The hops have held up better in flavor than in the nose with some dry piny and sweet citrus character. Hints of grapefruit, mango and orange peel. The bitterness lingers throughout but is well balanced by a roasted caramel malt backbone with hints of sweet caramel and rye. The oak aging is evident but is subtle and not very earthy, resulting in a lot of vanilla character. Very well balanced and maybe a bit too sweet but this is an interesting experiment that worked out pretty well. Kind of gimmicky but definitely unique and flavorful. Not worth the outrageous price tag but I’m glad I had a chance to try it. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Ah, the bad decisions I make when I’ve had a few beers. Bought at the PP Bottle Shop for over $25, no date on the bottle. Clear medium orange with a one and a half finger beige head, fair retention. Doughy yeast and caramel toast malts up front with plenty of old herbal, woody, and earthy stale hops--definitely on its way out. There’s also a bit of chocolate and lemon tang. Flavor has a bigger tang, but other than a bunch of bittering hops, there is little more than some earth and grass--I wished they added some aroma hops to this--not that it’d matter since this bottle is apparently over 6 months old already. Dry finish, alcohol masked well. Bitterness peaked at a 4. For more than twice the price and half the volume of ridiculously priced 3F Dreadnaught, this is one hell of an overpriced gimmick. Sorry Brewdog, I will not be duped again. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Thanks to OSCF for sharing! Pours clear amber coloured with a nice off white bubbly head. Aromas of wood, caramel, pine and spice. Flavours of sweet malt, caramel, bitter hops and grain. Tasty brew. BrewBoxer (2657) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Last of my 3 bottles. This one has been in my possession over a year. ($25 per bottle). Pours a nice dark tan color with a thick head. Smells floral and citrusy with notes of cereal and toast. Taste is not overly hoppy, but you get that in the aftertase. This beer is not that extreme of an IPA as the story made it out to be, but it’s quite good nonetheless. Don’t think I’d spend this much again for the novelty. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Another generous treat from OldStyleCubFan. Yay, Todd! Pours reddish brown with head on the small side. British hop and malt character, with the hops not surprisingly washed out a bit, but in a way that makes sense. Nice, almost flat palate, but in a good way. Fun beer.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pint bottle poured into glass. This is my type of IPA. Now my senses may be off slightly since I’m just coming off a 2 day head cold and my nostrils have been filled with god knows what, but I really like the aroma of this. Slight honey and hops mixed with a bit of citrus. Flavor is damn tasty as well. The hops don’t jump right out at you from the get go but slowly make it’s presence know on the back end. Easy sipping beer. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
330ml bottle at home with tashi, 10th Aug 09. Copper with a thick magnolia head. Perfume, clean linen, warm biscuit aromas waft up as the bubbles subside. Toffee & doughy sweetness with vanilla oakiness as you take it into your mouth and then a tongue tingling bitterness. As it glides down your throat, a gentle warmth fills your cheeks. Great lasting dryness after a few mouthfuls. Smooth & rich. Doesn’t take like its true strength either. Doesn’t bash you over the head, just beautifully seduces you. McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Greasy, hazy bronze and a thin bubbly head. This was never a punchy, impaling IPA but now is a neat sherry sheen on the nose and soapy grapefruit. Still quite punchy bitterness, but mellowed sweetness. Wee pop of carbonation but a farily solid thick mouthfeel. Finishes lean peppery and a bit clovey and a linger of brassy, dirty coin. NoiZe (2322) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2010
Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting, Cornelius...2009?
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy orange colored brew. Citric hoppy aroma. Flavor is hops, grapefruit. Nice. ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
A well balanced IPA, unusual with non-american hops, making more space for malt.