tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2010
A dangerously intense IPA. Hedonistic; violent and aggressive. This hits you for six and knocks you back for more. More is exactly what I want. Intense hops. Intense malt. Intense kick up the arse. Lovely stuff. Hops aplenty and a bomb of malt. This baby is taking the USA style and slapping it about like it’s a loose duck. An awesome brew and a beer I would love to sample again. Amarilo hops; honey, caramel and spices. A tender session beer to warm your heart and have you steaming for more. Cheers, James. Thanks Magic Dave for the service. Beer5000 (6489) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2010
4cl sample. It’s A Beer It’s A Bird! It’s A Plain! NO! It’s.. Superman’s favorite drink! I have sampled this one three times now at Patricks bar and cannot still decide exactly how to rate this. There might be some arguments about if this is a beer or not, but it might be more interesting to find out what to compare with. There isn’t exactly to many “quadruple IPA” to compare with out there. So today I have come to the conclusion to not give a shit about what this is and try to compare it with anything else that I now about. I have enjoyed this drink a lot every time had it and I wan to have it again, so let’s just celebrate that there is innovative brewers all over the world who still are able to come up with new crazy ideas and push the limits. I wonder how people would had react to e.g. Three Floyds Dreadnaught if it just had appeared in the marked in 1975? But on the other hand, I’m not sure if we need a bunch of similar products in the above 20% ABV league.
Anyway, the body has a nice, clear amber color with obvious no head. There is a strong aroma of alcohol and hops mixed with caramel and syrup. A bit overwhelming in the start maybe, but just relax and take you’re time, this is actually really nice to just sit back and smell while you’re getting prepared to take the first sip. And what a sip! When this nectar hits my lips and attacks my palate this is just like an explosion of flavors. A chaotic mix of burning alcohol, aromahops, bitterhops, really sweet caramel syrup and fruits. The amazing thing is that there is a balance to this madness, again just relax and let the palate moderate the whole situation (or maybe we are talking about local anesthesia here!) This is very extraordinary stuff, it might not be everybody’s cup of tea (hop liquor), but I just love it and was really exited the first time I tasted it so I have to praise it.
JorisPPattyn (10002) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2010
Hazed red-brownish beer with (surprise!) no head. HOPS!! God, this is a hopbomb. And then- the pure nose of a rum-bonbon; straw. Cocos, hops, sweet and fiery alcoholic, alcohol-preserved fruits as apricots. More alcoholburn than a maltwhisky at equal strength, but way more flavourful. The hops really make the difference, I assess this even better than the TNPenguin - and not because of the ABV! Pyrmir (6094) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. LOTS of alcohol in the nose. Smells salty, like concentrated sea water with brandy/whisky. Some dried fruits there aswell.
Taste: LOTS of alcohol, very salty. Like a good whisky with hops. I’d rather take this than a whisky in front of the fireplace on a winter night. kraddel (8130) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
oooooow yeah ! epic share by hoppyloft ! wanting to try this one ever since i heard about it, yet its to damn expensive! its a shame i just decided to stop drinking foir the day so i only had a few sips ... anyway, heard 100 % negative of this beer...
pours very thick, orange. smell is hoppy, boozy. taste is a BOOM of hops, bitter, booze, thick,... aftertaste is very boozy, bitter.
the sad thing is , the alcohol volume destroys much of your taste, (and , prob, your body) , wich is, actualy, pretty damn nice ! ( the taste, i dont know yer body ) . plus its harsh to drink much of this ... but damn, the taste is said to be very awfull? i LOVE it! if only it were cheaper ...
BeerViking (4792) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Small sample from a bottle at the Brewdog tasting in London last Friday. Ok, it looks worryingly hazy and oily, but to smell it is like sticking your nose is a hopsack, no, it’s like burying your entire head in hops and then recycling it as firelighters. Then when you taste it, it’s totally contradictory, the texture says it should be syrupy-sweet but it’s as dry as a bone. Flavours lurking in there include liquorice, lemon, and pepper, plus there’s a salty-iodine seaweed that reminded me of one of the island single malts. It’s better balanced than the Penguin and is an amazing artefact. Is it still beer? I’m not sure, but I’d sure like another glass of it while I ponder the question! armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 18, 2010
0,33 l bottle, shared with friends, just a few slip to taste it.GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Cler deep amber beer with a small head that diminishes quickly, disappeares fully. Not a surprise. Fantastic IPA-like aroma with resiny, citrussy hop, grapefruits, caramel, honey and some liqueric malt, some fermented cheese. Oily body with a syrupy mouthfeel, caramel, honey and the fantastic and balanced hops. According to the incredible high abv, the alcohol is very well hidden. Congratulations!
First of all the aroma is like you stuck your head in a bale of hops. Very viscous, coating the mouth with hop resin and alcohol. Very warming sensation as it travels to the stomach. Overall a very interesting beer. pootzboy (1737) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle: words fail me. I haven’t the ability to describe the ecstatic experience a beer geek’s palate goes through when it meets this glorious elixir. All I come up with is; intense, crazy hopping but balanced with super rich malting, peaches, citrus, malt to the max....like a west coast DIPA liqueur.
For the price, I’d rather buy a bottle of this than malt scotch...this is the most intense IPA you will ever encounter. badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2010
From a wonderful coworker as our Christmas Day treat on the job, out of a paper coffee cup. Dark copper color with no head. Monster hop aroma. Sherry and toffee. Big toffee and caramel flavor. Burning hop bitterness. Very syrupy. Smashingly bitter orange. Really enjoyed this. Crazy bitterness, but delicious.
By the way, it eventually started eating through the paper cups. Awesome.