madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th December 2012
Very hazy gold beer, decent off white head. Palate is semi dry and a little crisp. Mild creamy malt, a little dry. The hops are quite astringent with traces of citrus and bitter pine. Grapefruit pith. Semi dry finish with dry creamy malt. A bitter bastard!
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up off the discout shelf at Cotteridge Wines. Pours lightly hazy gold with a strong, white foam head. Aged pine needles in the nose, some dry tangerine. Light sweet flavor, some dirty grains, bitter straw, lemon rind. Light bodied with average, lively carbonation. Bitter citrus rind finish, more dry bitter grains, some minerals and dusty pale malts. So so. The finish is a bit astringent and bitter.
RichTheVillan (3934) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with white head, hoppy aroma, grapefruit taste extremely bitter but good.
zacgillbanks (2809) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy amber beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has malty and spicy fruity flavours with slight tart woody hop bitterness on the finish.
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow with a medium head.Lots of bitterness and a sharp edgy flavour. Not very subtle but still worth trying.
imdownthepub (10986) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned 500ml from West Country Ales, Cheddar, Gloucs. Hazy orange gold with white head. I’m taking it that this is one of their Friday thrash around beers, very intense, very hoppy and dry, bitter, lime pith, lemon zest, pips, slightly tinny note. Phew.
tommann (2967) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark orange with a large head. Aroma is herbal, basil, coriander and pinenuts. Taste is aggressively bitter. Perfume and herbal. A bit too intense.
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle in cropredy queue ... copper ... thin white head ... light smokey ... big hop nose ... huge huge biterness ... soft fruit ... but long herbal bitterness ... not working for me
DanielBrown (4007) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Bottle from Pete. Smells like warm toasted hops. Woo, this is rather harsh. Begins like a hoppy quilted, slightly undercooked malt basket, but soon ratchets up to a supremely dry, burnt and very bitter finish. A bit difficult to drink. Smashed me like burnt cinder toffee.
Beersiveknown (3568) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at hillgrove bristol
Pale gold with catty aroma. Chalky texture, junior disprol bitter flavour.