DURRUTI57 (9) - Vigo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Cerveza color Ambar algo turbia con cabeza de espuma blanca poco duradera. Aroma afrutado y fresco. Sabor citrico con toques a pino, gran cuerpo e intensas notas a lupulo con final muy seco. Gran cerveza. imdownthepub (14467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Cloudy brown with white head. There is a surprise at the start of this, fruity sweetness, strawberry juice, I never expected that. Then the alcohol pushes through, strong, stripping allowing the fruity hops to develop. Powerful stuff and very involving, heavy man! daniel_Hop_It (21) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
sweet aroma from powerful hops, some tropical and exotic fruits and caramel. Flavour is sweet with caramel and some resin. V nice! Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 02-05-08 following a two hour queue to get in grrrr! Pours mid amber with a nice white bubbly head that swiftly departs. Aroma was honey, yeast and hops but not as full on hoppy as I anticipated. The first mouthfull made me think that it was quite sticky sweet but the the hops burst through sticking to the cheek pouches and teeth enamel. Wonderfully fruity, tropical fruit abound as does some sweet tangerines and honey again. A great beer that I would love to try again at some point. Rune (12587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2008
Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival 08. Dark brown body with ruby highlights. Thin, but lasting beige head. Strong - very strong - hoppy content in aroma and taste. Nice gliding transition from a piny hop aroma to a darker hoppy taste. Full of dark and dried fruits complemented by dark berries and a solid bitter ending. It surely needs more than one sampling to really appreciate its complexity, so I’ll be looking for this great brew for later enjoyment (02.05.2008).
pivnizub (10571) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Bottle:Hazy, amber coloured, small lacy off-white head; gorgeous malty and hoppy nose; creamy MF, medium bodied, very robust sweet and bitter flavour; fruity traces in the lingering hoppy and roast-malty finish. Great english stuff......... Re-rate 07/11: Dominant herbal-grapefruity hops in the vinous-caramelly nose; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, pretty soft; lingering and balanced vinous-caramelly and solid grapefruity-hoppy finish. Great..... 7/4/8/4/18 mconstant (13) - Melrose, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2009
660ml bottle. Pours rich amber, slight head. Fruity, malty aroma. Sweet, fruity taste - malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, caramel. Nice bitter finish. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle, April 2008 tasting. British brewed US-style Double IPAs are very rare beasts so perhaps my judgement was a little clouded but I enjoyed this beer immensely. It is imbued with a massive resinous hop character throughout topped off with a rasping, somewhat astringent, gooseberry tart bitterness. There may not be too much else to behold and the bitterness may be a bit harsh but the huge hop rush on its own did the trick very nicely for me. Keep it vup!
sm89walt (2064) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Cask - The Bull, Horton Kirby. Dark amber in colour with a fine, off-white head, moderately long in duration and a thick, oily glass coating. So rich and full of characters. Resiny, grapefruit hop aromas with notes of tea, caramel, nut and a real earthy kick on the nose. Grapefruit flavours combine with a dry nuttiness, with toffee and thick, sweet malts before finally being cut through by crisp spicy, fruity hops on the finish. Thick and coating on the palate, medium to full in body with slight carbonation and dry, lasting finish. Warming and boozy, the alcohol’s there but not obtrusively so - great on a chilly autumn day. cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 bottle in johnys off licence rome ... hazy dark amber ... thin white head ... sweet pine resins .. little grapefruit hop nose ... sweet rich hop .. loads of resins ....very nice
bottle at the tap ... copper ... thin white head ...light dry lime hop nose ... zezty juicy pine hop ... soft toffeemalt ... little grapefruit ... huge hop resins ... 3.9