DenverLogan (1264) - North Bend, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2017 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have just finished writing a lament in my last review about an attempt by a mainstream brewer to enter the craft market with the common denominator ethos regarding flavour. It just doesn’t work. As a panacea to my malaise, I reached for two of the hoppiest things I could find. This being one:
A lovely rosy gold colour with a determined white fluffy head that left good lace around the glass. Aromas of Seville orange marmalade, tangerine, orange blossom and pine amber. Smells good enough to eat, or at the very least, smear on your toast. Good carbonation and then the beginnings, middle and more middle of hoppy bitterness. Again it is an expression of the citrussy arts with a few cameos of apricot flesh. The bitterness was actually fairly soft on the palate leaving me wondering why it is called Brutal at all? It isn’t. It is like a gorgeous long-limbed strawberry-blonde beauty cavorting in a field in a long summery dress picking flowers and chasing butterflies. Brutal it is not. Tasty it is.
From a 22 oz bottle into a chalice. Pours semi cloudy amber gold with head and lace. Aroma of floral hops, pale malts, straw hops, funky fruit zest. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of melon rind, straw hops, grains, minerals, pale malt, caramel. Overall rich, flavorful...somewhat challenging but decent. Pyobon (1497) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2017
(Bottle) Pours hazy amber brown with good slightly off white head. Nice aroma of stone fruit and toffee. Great palate - medium body with good carbonation. Great taste too, and not brutal. There's a very good backbone of sweet toffee malt. This is overlaid but a combination of hop flavours from tangy stone fruit to bitterness. Nicely balanced. Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Dec 2005
Poured from bottle(room temp) with a quickly diminishing head.
The beer is a cloudy medium gold.
The smell is a wonderful mix of hops and malt...you can just about taste the beer from the aroma alone and you *know* it's gonna be good.
The taste is a wonderful balance of the sweetness and bitterness with the hops taking over in the aftertaste and leaving me wanting more.. That's how drinkable this brew is. A *must* try if you see it in your local store.
surething_ii (790) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle from Pivný raj.
Hazy amber with white head.
Sweet hoppy aroma.
Taste is mixture of hops, bitterness, something sweet and coffee beans. Good. wilde_joost59 (289) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2017
Bottle at home. Cloudy orange color, white head, looks good. A good ipa, with a good taste.
herinmary (78) - RUSSIA - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Аромат очень насыщенный хмельной. Во вкусе хвоя, цветы, манго, очень сложный вкус с умеренной быстро проходящей горчинкой. Выглядит жиденько но во вкусе хорошее охмеление. Намного лучше всяких punk ipa Betta (32) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2017
il malto esce già al naso di prepotenza, insieme a fiori freschi. Crosta di pane subito al palato poi spazio al dry hopping. A occhi chiusi e naso chiuso pare una stout. Palato quasi pieno, alcol non spinto e quel poco coperto maluccio geolgau (456) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - SEP 27, 2017
Citrus (orange) and apricot jam notes in the nose. Feels sweet. Taste is sweet, like the smell, yeasty and with caramel notes. Grassy hops, bitter herbs. Medium bodied, dry, bitter finish. Too sweet, but nice nonetheless. mikkellund42 (907) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2017 Bottle. Pours hazy brownish amber with medium white head. Aroma is malt, yogurt, grapefruit and spruce. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is light oily with soft carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes that follow the nose. TychoJames (1451) - ï¿½rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2017
Flaska bishops Örebro. Gulorange vätska.
Mustig doft av torkad frukt, barr och citrusskal.
Relativt tung maltig smak med barr, citrus och övermogna äpplen. Fyllig munkänsla med bra beska.