leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit, grain and caramel with mixed tropical fruit and earthy apple. A bit fusty with hints of white grape. Flavours are sweet grain and brown sugar with bready yeast. Restrained tropical fruit with woody pine and spices. Toasted with some resinous citrus bite on the finish. It grew on me.
JohnCook101 (303) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper, small off-white head that dissipates leaving very little lacing. Aroma is mild, citric and floral. Strong citrus flavours, particularly grapefruit, some tropical fruit, more malt than expected, a little toffee and a touch earthy, but still pretty clean. Floral notes and some pine. A little sweetness leads to a strong bitter finish. Very nice.
s_hartshorne (1082) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden ok white head lacing. Aroma is citrus slight pine. Taste is same lots of buttery malts decent hop bitter finish. Nice body. Decent.
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd July 2014
Bright clear gold beer, untidy small white head. Palate is light and smooth, semi dry, light fine carbonation. Light smooth malt, very light dry cream. Hops are spicy ripe orange with light floralness, Finishes light and dry. Drinkable but slightly clunky.
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle from my European Secret Santa, many thanks. Golden colir with medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste, solid malty bsse followed by nice hoppy kick with grapefruit, tangerines, orange zest, pines. Medium long citrus hoppy bitter finish. Good.
MisoW (1105) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is citrusy, pine. Taste is bitter, lightly sweet, grapefruit, orange zent, tangerines.
ATulloch (29) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a light clear golden with small disappearing white head. Light Aromas of sour clementine and grapefruit. Lovely citrus flavours with biscuit and pine pushing through. Nice lingering aftertaste.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml. Brilliant gold capped with a tenacious rocky white foam. Buttered pine, fennel and liquorice-alluding aroma with more than a slurp of sickbowl. Somewhat bilious and saline with an odd pasteurised-like Scottish malt richness undermining the hop. Marmalade and oak reminiscent of a GK supermarket ’IPA’. Minimal Citra character. I like the processed smoked cheese oatmeal flavour but it doesn’t belong in this beer. Way overrated.
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a thin bubbly white head, pine and floral aroma, taste had light grapefruit some pine, orange, fresh and crisp tasting with a decent amount of bitterness.
Garrold (1135) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Lightly hazed, pale amber. Sticky, bubbly, white head. Slightly fusty, buttery aroma. No burst of hops. Or anything, really. Taste is dry and fairly bitter. Palate is oily, with soft carbonation. Finish is bitter, with a little spicy dryness.