Nik925 (800) - USA - NOV 10, 2017 heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich and deep amber colored brew with a thin off white head. The nose is massive grapefruit and sweet peanuts. There is also some toast and a pleasant floral character. This tastes of fairly bitter piney, especially in the finish. The hop resin lingers for a long time. Strong notes of wood are certainly present along with hints of ash. The taste of the bitter hops absolutely overwhelms the malt character. After a little more drinking, bits of citrus begin to shine through. This is a very bitter brew, but somehow it comes across as more refined and balanced than most IIPA’s. This is very well done.
Growler from Hopsy. Not totally over the top. Almost a creaminess to the lower bitterness while still an overdose of hops. Chill Haze and muted aroma sink the score a bit. Not much to make this stand out in a wildly competitive style but otherwise quite tasty. jonno (3011) - JAPAN - OCT 7, 2017
Skunk Anansie are a British rock band whose members include Skin (lead vocals, guitar), Cass (guitar, bass, backing vocals), Ace (guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Richardson (drums and percussion).
Skunk Anansie formed in February 12th 1994, disbanded in 2001 and reformed in 2009. The name "Skunk Anansie" is taken from Akann folk tales of Anansi the spider-man of Ghana, with "Skunk" added to "make the name nastier". stevoj (5864) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Draft at Tied House. A downer to end the flight. Kind of flat, kind of weak. IIPA? Hardly. Clear golden, bright, small head. Barely there aroma, band aid. Taste also kind of medicinal, hops and malts, but seem to be fighting each other. No "topia" about this. A mess. Grumbo (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Pours clear golden amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma has a good rather than powerful level of hop, caramel, and light tropical fruit. Medium plus sweetness, light bitterness. Medium bodied, rich and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Enjoyed this. tricksta_p (5340) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is big fruity hops, citrus, orange, biscuity malt, grapefruit, pine resin, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet with a strong bitter finish. Body is above medium. I don’t understand the comments about low hop profile, this pretty damn fruity hoppy and bitter with a good malt backbone. Anyway, I was really in the mood for a big hoppy bittersweet IIPA sipper and this one very much delivered on my needs.
DruncanVeasey (8401) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle, from BumDog? Weekend 1. Brassy orange with specks of lace and a low collar. Aroma of deep fried apricots in batter, tinned peaches and Murray Mints. Menthol, Murray Mint, tinned peach flavour with any suggestion of sunbaked coniferous hop deeply buried in honeyed peach, Lipton’s peach iced tea, Chinese deep fried balls in sweet sauce and medicinal lozenge sweetness. Alcohol buried even deeper. An enigma. Sink is having none but IPA doesn’t have to taste this way.
sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - AUG 16, 2016
On tap @ Bow Bar, Edinburg - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and ivory white foam. Smell: resin and grassy bitterness, sweet notes and alcohol. Taste: full body with sweet malt balanced with resin and grassy hops attack. High bitterness and resin taste. Hoppy blast. Alcohol finish. Aftertaste: resin, hops, dry bitterness and alcohol. A hoppy blast beer. Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Keg at the bow bar. Pours clear pale orange, nose is crystal malt, citrus, toffee, taste is rich, sweet grapefruit, quite dry, prickly. coachd (971) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Very sweet aroma of caramel and butterscotch with a trace of west coast style hops in the background. Murky bronze color with a huge tuft of cream colored foam. Tastes very sweet like the aroma but with more hops. Not bitter, pleasant overall for a DIPA. Thick palate with good carbonation. Not as bad as the ratings would suggest. cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Keg at bow bar... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee caramel malts nose... Soft sweet caramel toffee