TylerGreenDC (271) - - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Aroma of lemony cat piss. Flavor of lemon with some toasted malt. The lemony helps it rise above average.
dmac (3909) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Ed’s like 2 months ago (I’m so up to date on my rates). Poured a not so great looking flat straw gold body with a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma is dank, cat piss, wet pine needles and old citrus. Medium body overal with average to slightly stronger carbonation and a ncie mouthfeel overall. Flavor isn’t as dank as the aroma but notes of citrus rind, fresh hop cones, and dry bread dominate. Solid beer here.
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Black IPA Friday, picked up at Public Beer and Wine Longbeach, 09/05/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is bitter pine, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, juicy hops, light spice.
Taste comprises orange pith, grapefruit, straw, pine resin, mangos,:tangy mandarin.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in a lightly drying close.
Solid well balanced west coast IPA - super drinkable.
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin. Yellow gold beer, light haze. Small bubbly white head. Palate is light and airy with very fine carbonation. Airy pale malt, mildly sweet. Resinous hops, little skunk. Good hop spice. Touches of lemon balm and pine and a little citric peel. Light dry finish. Bitterish linger. Caused 2 days of bickering between Colin and Paul. What you could call a room divider!
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Coleen for this freshie. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Great nose, lots of grapefruit, some tangerine, lemon rind. Light to medium sweet flavor with strong bitter grass, pine needles, lots of rind, pith. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Quite bitter on the finish, more grass, rindy citrus, light warming alcohol. The bitterness in the aftertaste is a touch abrasive. Beautiful aroma but the flavor doesn’t follow on well enough. Decent.
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Light gold, small head. Super fresh, bright citrus. Candied apricot and honey. Countryside meadow. Taste is a bit more abrasive from the juicy fruit nose. A bit of white onion. Peppery hops. Tropical undergrowth. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours clear gold with a small white head. The nose is fresh, juniper, floral, lemon, lime and light sweetness. The taste is bitter, boozy, floral, peppery, lemon peel, grapefruit and floral notes. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Booze is too much of a dominant factor. Nose is rather good, but the taste doesn’t live up to it.
Ed5388 (1975) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Dan P. Pours a clear golden color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of dank citrus, pine, citrus skins, and caramel malt. Taste of dank citrus hops, pine, and caramel malt.
djd07 (3335) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to clear orange with no head. The aroma is fruity hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with nice light fruity hop, strong bitteness and dry finish. Good.
BoostIPA (1198) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade extra. Pours a clear gold with almost no head but a slight white ring does exist. Aromas of pretty dank hops coupled with the standard piney/tree sap aroma. Taste is semi sweet and bitter. Flavors of pine bark coupled with some tropical fruit hoppiness. Finishes long and bitter. Good, not great.