john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Amber-Golden in colour. Mega-hoppy; resinous, oily, juicy piney and earthy hops. Fruity; bitter, bitter grapefruit and lemon citrus. Malty backbone; caramel and toffee. Hops dominate throughout leading to a very long very dry bitter hoppy finish. Amazing mega-hoppy but very low ABV beer. Stunning beer! (2010-02)
SiddSiddSidd (12) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Butelka. Świetne, aromatyczne i niezwykłe piwo. Pite jeszcze w lato 2014. Obszerna, intensywna, wręcz "twarda" piana. Aromat - wydaje się być nieco karmelowy, ale jednak cytrusy i zioła grają pierwsze skrzypce. Smak - tu już zioła wyczuwalne są najbardziej - kolendra, tymianek, szałwia. Do tego ciemne owoce, bądź nuty garbnikowe. Ciało bardzo aksamitne, kremowe. Z każdym łykiem czułem jakbym sie rozpływał, znakomity mild, maestria. Szkoda, że już niedostępne. MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog, Nottingham.
Dark Brown, Red tint, 1 finger tan coloured head. On the nose, Citrus and caramel, touch of dark chocolate with coffee.
Citrus on the tastes, orange, lemon, chocolate, coffee, toast, roast malts. Not too much bitterness. jamestulloch (4153) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber/brown body with a large off-white head. Excellent lacing. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, liquorice, nuts, pine and mint. Flavour of toffee, nuts, plum and a faint citrus note. Lovely bitterness. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. An impressive feat of brewing to get this much flavour and bitterness into such a low ABV beer. This version was 2.8%. However, without the alcohol content, it just feels a bit empty. Scopey (14990) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Thought I would finally add my rating of the original. I purchased heaps of this stuff when it was released. It pours clear brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is zesty orange, peachy, grapefruit, wood, toast and earth. The taste is aggressively bitter, orange rind, zesty grapefruit, background earthy element, mild toast, watery and toffee with a dry, bitter finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. As will the Nanny State it is surprising how long the bitterness persists even after a few years before drinking. A beer that divides opinion. Very light and aggressively bitter, but I kind of like it...
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
First there was Floyd, then there was Radiohead! I traded a Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic for this one for God’s sakes! Pours thick, unclear, murky amber with a creamy white head. Aroma brings some grassy hoppy notes, subtle with a bit of wild aging. The flavor is similar, got a little soapy but still palatable. dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s. Pale copper, thick bubbly white head. Surprisingly juicy hop nose, peach and grapefruit, quite grassy though, lightly sweet caramel too. Tastes a bit tired though - light malts, some soap, pine grassy bitterness on the finish. Very tired but not disastrous. madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
29th March 2010Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
Cloudy brown beer. Thin off white head. Malt and a good amount of hop on the nose. Crisp palate. Toffee malt base plays second fiddle to aggressive hops. Very bitter orange and grapefruit. Toasted malt bitterness adds to the aggression. The bitter attack lets up a little as the beer warms up but overall the beer is too aggressively bitter.
In bottle at Craig’s BrewDog tasting. Pours a dark amber colour with a decent yellowish head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, grapefruit and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Moderate bitterness also. Not bad. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Dense earthy leafy hop aroma. Clear bronze. Great contrast. Light caramel, heavy hops! Black pepper and a raised eyebrow.