ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Bottle (bomber) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Cloudy orange with some floaters, fluffy off-white head. Strong perfumy and piney hop aroma. Medium bodied. Pungent but clean bitterness. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Nose is very citrusy, lemons and grapefruit. Pours very pale golden yellow with lots of sediment from the bottle floating about. Taste is fruity and tropical . Lots of grapefruit and lemon notes with some malt sweetness to back it up konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2011
Beautiful hazy orange with a nice off-white head that leaves some lacings. Nice slightly overripe fruits (mango, lychee, peach, pear), some pine and resin. Longlasting bitterness but not too strong. Great IPA! boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle... Poured golden, pale yellow with a white, frothy head. Big pine and resinous hopped nose. Bitter, citrusy fruit. Moderately dry palate, tropical fruits, sweet tarts. jake65 (3694) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle: Golden pour with a huge margerine colored head. Nose is sweet, sticky, and intoxicating hops. Citrus, pineapple, tropical... a delicious scent. Taste is very hop forward, nice bittering effect. Florals and piney hops come in to support the citrus and fruity bits. Malt lies in the background and seemingly keeps it from getting too bitter and/or dry. Very well balanced and overall quite nice DIPA.
obguthr (6354) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Grapefruit and pine nose with a subtle undercurrent of caramel. Cloudy orange, enormous yellow head, good lacing. Medium body, resinous finish. Grapefruit peel and pine which fades just slightly as faint bread notes appear. Ends more piney than fruity. Alcohol barely noticeable but there. No shortage of flavor and the brewers were generous with the hops. Simcoe appears to be dominant hop, but the beer fails to capture the cat urine essence that may have been the objective for this tribute to a cat. Good IIPA. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, orange appearance with a creamy, foamy, white head. Huge grapefruity, piney, bitter, citrusy, hoppy nose. Huge bitter, grapefruity hoppy, sweet pale/caramel malty flavor. Lingering bitter, piney, grapefruity hoppy aftertaste. Great brew for hopheads. iguanodon (151) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a deep gold color with a thick white head that settles slowly and leaves nice lacing. The first glass is a bit hazy, I’m sure the next will be a lot more, the bottle has a lot of sediment in the bottom. Aroma is strong citrus with a little grass and earth. Taste is bItter hops and citrus with a long bitter finish. Mouth feel Is thicker than I expected. Over all a very tasty IPA. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Tap @ Parkway. Clear gold pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Grassy, ganja nose. Medium body with medium carbonation. Spruce, ganja, toast, singed caramel and some citrus. A very nice IIPA, but a ways to go before it matches the best. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011
In short: An aggressive grapefruity/lemony hop bomb lacking a bit in the malt department.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh (probably fresh) 4 weeks after purchase.
The look: Small particles float in a cloudy golden-orange body topped by an enormous white head with good retention
In long: Nose is an aggressive attack of grapefruits, fresh oranges, apricots along with some spicy grassy notes. This is a hop-bomb, no doubt. Taste is more of the same. Like eating a bitter grapefruit with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, some bitter orange peels, some acidic lime and lemon skin, some kiwis. The basic flavorless bready malt backbone is disappointing. Not only does it taste like your grocery store commercial white bread but it is also lacking presence. Because of this the unfiltered body feels a bit like a yeast soup, which is something I have criticized many Europeans Double IPAs for. Bitterness level is high and very sharp. Nothing resinous or round here, this is a razor-blade sharp acidic bitterness that pinches your palate. Maybe a little alcohol bit in the finish but it goes mostly unnoticed with that biting bitterness. Carbonation is relatively smooth for the style and that’s ok me it, this beer is aggressive to the palate enough as it is. Too much so actually. This is not a well-made beer, but it is one that will nonetheless bring some level of satisfaction to any hophead like me. So I read on Port Brewing site that this beer was brewed in honor of a cat knicknamed Mongo that was born at the brewery and died too young. Sad. I wish people were like cats and we all had nine lives, then killing someone would only be considered impolite.