wimpyjoe (4140) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Castle Hotel, Manchester. Paler gold colour with a small creamy head. The hop is lovely with a very drinkable light tropical fruit fused with a sweet bubbly gum flavour. It’s nose is very guava fruit.
BrewTom (273) - - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A huge fruit bomb hits the tongue from the off followed by a more subtle bitter finish. This hop is amazing & this beer takes full advantage of its taste.
Rated by BrewTom
oldgeezer (41) - brentford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask at the euston tap.pale and hoppy.Citrus. pine good use of this hop. like it a lot
allmyvinyl (3600) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours pale gold, light haze, thin white head. Good citrus aromas, light malt. Taste brings the lime notes, tangy sweetness. Bitter finish. Nice.
hirigalzkar (2314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Euston Tap. Nice sweet and hoppy brew with notes of toasted pineapple and caramel.
leaparsons (8156) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are green apple with light grapefruit and bready yeast. A bit sudsy with clean melon and white grape. Flavours are clean grain with mellow pithy grapefruit and spices. Sweet white grape with green apple skin. Dry with a lightly nutty, leafy finish. Mellow but nice.
a_cross (617) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On gravity at Parkstone beer festival; gold, no head; the first beer of the festival is often the best and this wasn’t the exception - a classic grapfruity pale ale, but nicely soft, with lots of grassy hops; straightforward but good and moreish; I tend to avoid Arbor because of the ridiculous and annoying number of one-off beers they brew - I fortunately forgot on this occasion; chances of ever coming across this again are unfortunately very slim, however.
s_hartshorne (1490) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden good thick white head lacing. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruity ok malts and hoppy bitter finish. Medium body. Decent enough.
ComradeK (1041) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold, with a smallish white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves a little lace. Mandarin, mango and floral hops notes sit over a caramel base to create an appealing aroma. Mango and mandarin hops up front segue into a light caramel body. Floral hops come through in the finish. This crisp golden ale serves as a good vehicle for Motueka hops. Quite enjoyable.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Fountain. Listed as "Motueka" @ 3.8%, so I’ll put this here. Still, strange that Arbor have separate entries for single hop goldens that only differ by .2%. Gold with a small head. Almost cheesy, funky nose. Tangerine, tropical undergrowth. Salted cheesecake. Similar flavor. Slightly oily creamy funk. A touch of acid and citrus fruits. Mildly bitter finish. Light oily body, soft carbonation. OK.