Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy orange-golden colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma and flavour of Victoria plums on a malty base with shy citrusy hints. Very good and moreish!
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Gravicask at the Bree Louise.
Bright clean gold with a Bree Louise head (as in none what-so-ever). This is pretty decent stuff. Pretty much half way between an English cask IPA and an Amercan bottled IPA towards the lighter end of the scale. Good sweetish caramalt base and some really tasty sharp tangerine hoppage. Very fruity all round really. Rather astringent phenolic notes let it down a little but overall, really good. Not even close to enough bittering hop for me though. Add that and i’d be all over this.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, half pint at The Angel. Crystal clear amber in body appearance. Low creamy white head. Aroma of citrus and ginger. Mix of citrus and ginger in flavour followed by the chili part. Cool cleanser, strange IPA (Manchester, 05.07.2012).
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity at the White Horse, Hedgerley, Bucks 08-08-09 on leg seven of the Thames Tipple Pours light amber with a white bubbly surface coating masquerading as a head. Some malt on nose touch of sweet fragrance also. The taste is like bitter honey, really tangy, the bitterness really bites. This is quite a zappy IPA, good hoppy stuff, very enjoyable but I slightly preferred the Acorn Woodstock, LOz on the other hand loved this and had a pint and a half. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small coarse offwhite head. Amber body, very faintly hazy. Nutty gingery aroma with earthy floral notes. Dry-sweet earthy floral fruity taste with resiny gingery notes. Mid-bodied. Hottish, peppery mouthfeel. Dry strawy earthy fruity aftertaste with caramel notes. After you swallow it turns really hot and ingery. Dangerously moreish because of it. (0.5pt cask at The Rake, London.)
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Gravicask at Old Fountain, Old Street, London, 20 May 2010) Copper colour with brief, white head. Fruity, spicy nose with citrus and a touch of ginger. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of citrus, ginger, biscuits and a touch of soap. Medium body, balanced sweetness and some citrussy bitterness. Nice and tasty with a certain bite.
downender (5586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 13/06/09. Amber with a tight white head that left rings down the glass. Aroma of spicy hops, oranges and sweet malts. Flavour had more of the same with some pine resin, prickly mouth feel and a long dry finish. The "monkey" in question is Chris, the manager of the Royal Oak, who appears on the pump clip. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 12/10/13.
Clear golden amber with a thin off white covering.
Nose is bitter orange, hops, grass, mineral notes.
Taste comprises orange pith, jammy fruit, grapefruit, sugar, hops.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry grassy finish.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Royal Oak. Hazy dark gold with loose cask head. Tropical fruit--mango, lychee--in the aroma. Palate is light and casky. Spicy throughout. Kind of disjointed in the flavor department, but has a rustic character. I appreciate its quirks and for not being a sterile pasteurized American IPA. The hops here are herbal, rustic, floral, and tasty. Old school in a good way.
Camons (4490) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, flowers, little old. Flavor is malt, rather bitter fruity hops, peach, old hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, rather bitter finish. 181013