HKdIPA (809) - HONG KONG - MAY 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Hop Leaf at home. Slightly hazy orange golden pour. Aroma is ripe mango and strong resin hops. Taste follows - big rich tropical fruity and resinous hops. Big booziness and bitterness that lasts. One of the best DIPAs - a standard to which others should be compared. Lasting boozy warmth. Very big but alarmingly drinkable. Definitely get again. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Golden and mostly clear. Aroma is citrus and pine, not heavily fruity, and slightly herbal. Big bitterness and cloyingly sweet. Too much in every regard. heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2015
Huge aroma and huge taste. from the hops to the malt to the alcohol. They’ve done a great job to make such a balanced tasting beer which is 9% and 167 IBU! Bule (2164) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow Amber color with a bit of head. Intense hops. A lot of citrus that lingers. Solid double IPA.
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: resin, pine, caramel malts, citrus fruits. Appearance: hazy gold, big, frothy, white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, resin, turning quite bitter in the finish. Overall: excellent IIPA, fantastic hops in both aroma and palate. Pint at CBR2015, Shoreditch.
markas101 (2455) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Slightly hazy amber. Thin beige head. Strong pine resin aroma with some lime citrus. More pine on the first sip somewhat chalky texture/afertaste with a long, cloying finish. jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015)
Shows a cloudy whiskey brown.
The nose shows mostly a lot of sweet malts with some notes of resinous pine and cannabis in the background.
The palate shows very light carbonation, a slight spiciness & heat in the middle, a very good malt back bone and a moderate to high bitterness. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
another great 650ml tuatara this has a delicious floral fruity hoppy aroma & a taste that is bitter strong caramel malty with loads of hops anstei (2248) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
500ml bottle from New World Fendalton, Christchurch. Pours amber with a small head. Impressive sweet nose, foreshadowing what the gums and the tongue will get to taste... Rich, full taste. Sweet, a bit of fruit, hiding the 167 IBU until the very end of the lasting finish where the bitterness for a moment says "Hi, I’m here as well" and disappears again. Very tasty. tombutlin (313) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Punch-in-the-nose aroma, resin, floral, citrus. Hops to die for. The taste was a little thick and salty for a perfect rating, but was a complex and rewarding drink. Best shared.