Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow golden with a big frothy white head that leaves a fine lacing. Hoppy and a bit acidic aroma. Medium pluss body. Light sweetness and rich bitterness. A fine grape hoppy and spicy flavour. Light acidic as well. When the beer gets a little bit warmer in the glass you also notice a fine fresh ginger feeling in the mouth. Well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle from a trade with tommann]
SaintMatty (6886) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Hazy amber with a foamy head. Ginger, peach, grapefruit, malt and some soapy hops in the aroma. Hoppy, spicy and fruity taste with notes of ginger, grapefruit, sultanas and dried apricot. The finish lingers for quite a long time.
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange with a small head and low carbonation. Interesting combination of hops and ginger which was a risk that paid off. Another winner from this wonderful brewery.
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Did not expect to like. Did like. Liked a lot. Fresh ginger hits nostrils immediately. Flavour is a very well crafted blend of a solid hop-filled IPA, but with an x-factor of ginge. Shouldn’t work, but was fragrant and delicious. Highly recommended.
Palme (4187) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask @ Craft Beer Co, London. Clear golden in color with a small really bubbly off-white head. The aroma is definitely infused with lots of ginger! Light acidic with sour lemons as well, and it’s mildly hoppy-fruity. Lot’s of ginger in the taste also, and it feels light acidic in the flavor. A bit sticky. Not as fruity as expected, but it has a good amount of bitter hops, some sweetness also. Not quite there for me though, a bit unharmonic and quite honest, a bit strange. 21.07.2012
tommann (3389) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small head. Aroma is subtle, juicy hops, mango, pineapple and melon with a little warming ginger. Taste is juicy too, mango, pineapple, melon. No sense of the ginger though, maybe a little warmth. Flat as hell.
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk at Cotteridge Wines very very good beer sampling party with Arborman who commented it had little carbonation. Not a problem for me, went down smoothly with nice gingery ginger finish.
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (tasted in the bottle--much better on cask). Big juicy fruits and distinct ginger. The nose is much more ginger than the taste. One of my favorites from Arbor.