BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2011
head: bubbly, lacing , off-white Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2011
colour: dark amber , caramel
smell: lychee, hops, orange peels, oranges/grapefruit, mangue , peaches , bitter and sweet , jummy !
taste: starts out very smooth , moyeux , caramel , sweet , maple syrup ,all of that is found in the taste altough it isn’t that sweet as it sounds !! underneath is a bitter , yeasty and very hope character that blends over nicely from the sweetness in the start , allot of fruity character too , dades, raisins, grapes, fruity hops , lime zeste , and other exotic fruity flavours end is soft but dry and with grassy /fruity aftertaste
amazingly good in my opinion and it seems more and more to me that multiple dry hopped beer or beer with high ibu tend to turn out sweeter than some regular (I)IPA’s , other than that i’m deffinitly a fan and to date it’s the best i’ve tasted from brewdog , but then again mikkeller is involved hehe ;-)
THOUGHTS: Very well balanced. Hid alcohol very well, too. Nothing all that unique. Just a well-made DIPA.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a cloudy, medium to dark, brownish amber with reddish orange highlights and an average-sized head that was tan with a slight greenish hint. The head mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; heavy to almost harsh pine and resin hops; and alcohol. The initial flavor was moderate to rather sweet and rather bitter; while the finish was rather sweet and somewhat to moderately bitter with a little longer than average duration. There was caramel, citrus hops, pine and resinous hops; brown sugar, grapefruit rind and alcohol. The medium to full body was very oily and then dry with fairly fizzy carbonation and a lightly astringent and lightly alcoholic finish. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Tap-hazy amber with a small sudsy white head-very lumpy looking. nose of aged pine needles, reson, dark malts (carmel) -smells a bit aged and oxidized. however, knowing the 2 breweries, thats maybe what they were going for with this brew. A IIPA? tastes more like a barleywine-big musty/resinous hops (think aged bigfoot). carmel, toffee and aged resnous hops. as it warmed, there was a hint of sourness in the mid of the sip. lots of woody hops on the finish with a lingering tingle on the toungue. decent but cool that i got to try yet another beer from this brewery (or 2 for that matter) Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2011
Really nice smell immediately upon opening. Taste very good as well, very hoppy; just how I like it. KyotoLefty (10263) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle at Q-Brick. Big earthy hops, caramel malt and dark chocolate aroma. Cloudy amber-brown color with lace. Huge hop flavor: grass, hay, lots of pine and a bit of citrus. Very nice. Great balance and complex tasting hops.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 4, 2011
Tra le IPA più sopravvalutate in assoluto. A me non è piaciuta affatto, l’ho trovata quasi imbevibile. Hermod (7879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle @Kitty´s, Helsinki. Poured hazy dark orange color with a thick, frothy head. Lots of grapefruit and tropical fruits in aroma. Oily. Flavor is Pine, grass and grapefruit. Sweet. Very bitter finish. Nice but on the sweeter side for me. Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Hopfiger Antrunk, weich, malzig-süß. Hierbei wird die Süße intensiver, gleichzeitig machen sich alkoholgestützte Gewürznoten breit. Die Biere ergänzen sich zwar hervorragend, Höhen und Tiefen heben sich dabei gegenseitig auf, so dass es in Teilen fast etwas zu rund wirkt. In der Nase etwas brennend, durch die Süße sehr süffig. Erst langsam kippen im Abgang die hopfigen Aromen zu bitteren. Ein wirklich gutes Bier! 8/12/13/12/6/12
SpringsLicker (3638) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2011
The pour is hazy orange with an average sized off-white head.
Bright, fresh citrus hop aroma with some juicy malt underneath.
The flavor is sweet and fruity. The hop bitterness balances but doesn’t stand out or get in the way of the malts in any way.
The IIPA field has grown quite large and this one comes in about in the middle of the pack. DialSquare (5029) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 12oz bottle courtesy of Lauren as a Christmas gift (from Peabodys in Boone). Cloudy orange pour. Aroma is floral hops, caramel malts and light citrus. Taste is a well balanced mix of big malts and then pine hops. Really drinkable for a "big" brew. Light sticky apricot sweet on the finish. Great.