JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Hazy pale yellow amber colour, not much head, some sediment. Grain & tropical fruit aroma. Dry biscuit & citrus fruit flavour. Grapefruit aftertaste. A "Mallinson’s" copycat beer.
jmgreenuk (1305) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy yellow straw colour with a broken white head. The aroma is hoppy and a little floral. The flavour is medium bitter, grassy, a little floral and with lots of hoppy bitterness on the palate which lingers into the aftertaste. Not the best in their single hop series, but a great ale all the same.
McNeillR (254) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde body and thin pillow of white head. Chalkyish lemon nose. Firm pineapple initial taste held in place by a yeasty backbone and peppery lemon linger. Surprisingly unbitter finish, more dry and yeasty tackling down any top drawer zest. Not the series’s finest.Bottle, Marksman Tasting, Edinburgh
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Straw gold- misty as you want it- capped with messily lacing white. Outrageous, perfumed sweet hop aroma like Fruit salad chews, a satsuma left under the driver’s seat for 6 months, some kind of kinky passion fruit and lemon mousse smeared over the body of your beloved. Less evocative flavour; hops singing softly with mouldy satsuma; aniseed, greenery; monkey nut and honey malt. Finishes curtly with little aftertaste. Very good, but would benefit from a second hop. Kind of undermines the single hop concept, I know...
JohnCook101 (112) - - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a good head and a long ttle sediment. Slightly floral aroma. Not hugely complex but has a really good hit of hops. Light and refreshing with a substantial but not overwhelming bitter finish. A slight grassiness in there too. Just my kind of beer.
FatPhil (7511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Euston Tap, London)
Slightly green hoppy aromatic aroma. Nicely attenuated and refreshing. Nice bitterness too. A little pale. Dry resiny finish. Touch of honey in the malts, but not sweet /per se/. Good balance, shows motueka off well as a versatile hop.
shoulderbroken (1145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Holborn Whippet. Clear blond colour, white fluffy head. Aroma is floury, slight real ale stink, bit earthy and some subtle creamy fruitiness. Taste is nice enough, creamy and floury again. Not a massive taste but by no means unpleasant. Slight vegetable element with a little bit of fruit in the background. Maybe some minerals too. Soft in the mouth.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 29/12/12.
Clear pale golden with a thin white head that clears to the edge and leaves a film. Good lacing ensues.
Nose is hops, light pine, tropical fruit notes with grapefruit at the fore.
Taste comprises pine, hops, orange pith, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
SaintMatty (3641) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Mango, grapefruit and passion fruit in the aroma. Hoppy and slightly tangy taste with mango, pineapple and grapefruit standing out. Nice!
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd January 2012
On tap at Craft. Clear gold beer, little white head. Light semi dry palate. A little mild carbonation. Nice floral hops with some bitter citrus underneath providing contrast. Finishes dry and crisp. Light but characterful.