DrnkMcDermott (2798) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. twist-top from Sam’s Wines. A rich copper body with a fluffy light tan IPA head. Smell shows hop resins, malt smell that suggests this somehow was roasted darker than it appears. Some kind of cereal in the smell, or unroasted barley. Tastes nice. Malts tend more toward a nut brown ale, which would favor the American Pale Ale more, but no, the hops stay closer to the English iteration. In fact, despite a nice pepper, floral and grassy hop note, with a touch of pine, it still stands back for the beer’s full roast malt. Whatever else, it’s just very nice drinking.
NoDirection (11) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good IPA that is a bit sweet to go along with the hops. Good to try, probably wouldn't have if again.
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Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Very lightly hazed golden amber.
Nose is caramel malt, spice, orange pith, grapefruit vibes.
Taste comprises toasted malt, pine cloak, grapefruit, spice, bread dough, caramel malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly skunked hop notes.
Maxbier (253) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Attractive copper golden with tan head. Aroma is sweet with some tropical fruits. Flavor is a bit disappointing. Sugary sweet up front some bitterness some grassy hops. Finish is a bit sweet with a hint of a corn flavor.
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Bottle share. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and crispy. Caramel malts, little cream. Mild marmalade hops and hop spice. Touch of ripe orange. Dry finish. Okay.
pricey290483 (271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite liked this beer a nice aroma with a better bitter taste nice amount of hops one to try for sure
Aiacobellis (6) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Me gusto mucho ... súper buena ... súper Cool ... Súper sabrosa de verdad ... Un poco más fuerte de lo q tomo, pero bien
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At GBBF 2014. Clear deep amber colour lasting beige head. Toffee grapefruit american ipa aroma. Ok bitterness. A little lacking in the malt depth. Some crystalline toffee flavour. It’s fine. Not too exciting but competent enough. Quite like the slightly toast bitter finish. Ok.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at GBBF 2014. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is toasty, leather, varnish, dull caramel and stone fruits. The taste is bitter, earth, leather, varnish, pine needles and citrus peel with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ok.
beastmaster (256) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is amber. Aroma is fantastic floral, malt, and grass. More malt than expected, not enough umph from the hops.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is resinous, taste is light toffee, dry, fruity.