CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
(375ml bottle) crazy dark and hoppy. Very sweet and watercress. Not nearly as good as I'd hoped,
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Pours hazy tangerine, fine head. Serious aromas of pine resin and ester. Initially tastes somewhat sweet, with some orange and maybe apricot notes; they give way to a satisfying bitterness which is discernibly very bitter, although not proportionally bitter considering the IBU count. I would have liked to have tasted a little more supporting malt and more floral hops, but still a great IPA; more than just a novelty. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Tap at the Press Club. Deep brown pour. Very sticky and sweet aroma with a lot of sweet malt. A little bit of brown sugar and toffee. Really savoury and intense with a salty backnote that is quite intense. Very interesting and tasty - but more of an evening sipper. Reminds me of Old Crustacean.
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours reddish orange with lacy white head. Smells and tastes of grapefruit peel. Taste lingers, sticky finish. Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
From a bottle... Crazy hoppy beer! Reminded me a lot of Dogfish Heads 120 minute... Really good if you like bitter hoppy! I loved it. Definitely not a session beer!
madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
21st July 2010motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2012
Cloudy brown beer, frothy off white head. Softish palate. Smooth dark toffee malt, mild. Integrates well with grassy spicy hops. Pineapple and pine too! Finishes dry, slightly bitter aftertaste. 1000 IBU? My arse! But who cares it’s a very nice beer.
on tap at zubaty pes in prague, the only czech place i’ve heard of with mikkeler on tap. quite an inviting shade of amber with a pancake dough head; the aroma is tropical fruit verging on medicinal; the bitterness is long and intense, of course, in a way that defeats all other flavours. interesting to try but once was probably enough hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
This was a draft pour at THE LOCAL Beer Bar in Eureka, CA. This came in the 12 oz glass cloudy and murky brownish orrange with a dense a pillowy yellowish off-white head and serious glue like lacing rings. The nose is intense, with simply a ton of hips. No single aroma stands out but there is citrus, pine, tangerine, mango, and other rope tropical fruits. The body is quite bold and heavy with a very sticky and rich moutjfeel. The flavor is very bitter, but there is so much flavor the bitterness does not create any negative impact, but somehow it all comes together to e very tasty and drinkable. This is a hopheads dream beer. As your work you way through all the wonderful favors that were advertised in the aroma into the long dry, bitter finish you are amazed at the skill to create such a remarkable beer. Loved every drop. Cuso (8616) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle from beerplanet.eu. Hazy amber color with medium white head. Floral hops, grapefruit, caramel, malt, earthy notes. Taste, fruity (grapefruit, tropical fruit), caramel, piney hops, herbs, mint. Long extremely bitter finish. Excellent beer. vesavee (6) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
Captain Obvious to the rescue: this is quite bitter! Did not get much of the aroma, but then again it’s allergy time so I can’t smell anything anyway. Loved it, but was not a good choice for a first beer of the evening. After this nothing tastes like anything for a while, which is hardly surprising.