JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
It is as advertised a palate bruising hoppy beast. It was a worth while novelty try but there was no tasting any other brews after this. It’s worth a try if your found a 10 spot in your fall jacket and want to try something that is extreme, but certainly not a beer that I think you need to try more than once or twice. Vignale (3966) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
Inte vad man förväntar sig kanske med tanke på namnet. Mycket maltsötma, lite sirapsaktig i konsistensen också, men såklart främst massor av humle. Främst aromhumle men med ganska snäll beska. Känns lite som att dricka outspädd saft, sött och koncentrerat och något kvalmig utan att fördenskull vara särskilt svårdrucken. mkel07 (6250) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2011
On tap at Archive. Poured a hazy peach amber with a moderate beige head. Looked and felt solid in the glass. Big hoppy aromas and punchy hop flavour was expected . Could not have too many in one sitting. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Dark red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Weird bready and a strange plethora of multiple hops and some bitterness. Weird huge grassy, organic, piney, resiny hoppy dominated flavor. The hops and bitterness really linger. Need to rerate since this is a little old. JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 Bottle, 37,5 cl: Hazy surprisingly dark beer - amber with a lasting, creamy and nearly orange-colored head. Aroma is very sweet caramel-malty and fruity hoppy with strong notes of peach and grapefruit. Flavor is very sweet malt with tons of fruity hops - citrus, tangerine, peach and grapefruit are very prominent. There are notes of raisin, prunes and dates as well and it doesn’t feel as bitter in the mouth as I had expected. Actually it has a a very soft mouthfeel and a creamy texture. Finish is lingering dry and bitter. Interesting brew, but somehow, it seems a little out of balance - too sweet and plummy for my palate. I prefer my (I)IPAs more dry and less complicated to drink.
pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Wrapped bottle. Was very nervous about whether this would be old or in bad shape as can happen with expensive imports. But super lovely melon mango aroma. Unfiltered I guess, with little Kuiper belt of sediment. Very dark and cloudy with very persistent head and instant thick lacing. Flavor a little licorice and tea but with plenty of bitterness and some balancing sweetness. Bitter finish is most notable characteristic. Smells great, tastes good but not special. ComradeK (1256) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy mid-amber, with lots of floating sediment - I’m guessing, given the beer, that he sediment is not the usual yeast, but is instead hops. Its large off-white head lasts well and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is, oddly enough, extremely hoppy, to the exclusion of anything else. Grapefruit, pine resin and some weak floral notes are the main aromas. There is a brief moment of nothing much at the start, before an absolute avalanche of bitterness hits. White pepper and an almost chilli-like burn assault the tastebuds in a way that no other beer that I have tasted does. A touch of ginger plays a supporting role, much as it would in a fiery curry, and a hint of pine is introduced in the body. The merest touch of caramel malt appears towards the finish, before being overcome by grapefruit and pine in the aftertaste. After swallowing, the front of the tongue especially is left with a similar prickling, stinging sensation to that left by strong chilli on the lips. An insane brew, this stretches the limits of beer like nothing else I have encountered. Being both a lover of extreme beer and a certified (or certifiable?) hop-head, the sense of anticipation I had before this beer was immense. It didn’t disappoint. A gibbering, raving lunatic of a beer. Great stuff. blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 burkyburk (16) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. July 2011.
An inferno of bitterness, the aroma is heavy with sticky resin and pine with some grapefruit notes. The taste and mouthfeel is just as extreme with a heavy dominating bitterness. Though it’s not bad, defiantly drinkable if you’re looking for something really bitter. I can see myself enjoying this!
This is a true to form IPA. I feel privileged to have enjoyed it. The hops were spot on and very powerful. Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Orange-brown with a thick grey head when poured from a generous angle. Pleasant dusty aroma with a lot of hops (of course) but also with a malty caramel-base. The flavour is surprisingly balanced for a such a hop monster. The hops are aggressive, but the malt keeps it in check. It burns a bit though, but considering the high alcohol, that’s no surprise. The texture is creamy, almost sticky with flat to no carbonation. I could not drink a whole bottle of this, but it’s a great sipping beer.