ShaneJ (582) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Jan 2014). Murky amber, creamy tan head, strong caramel, orange zest, citrus/grapefruit hops, medium body, slick texture, medium-long bitter-sweet finish. Ok.
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brew Dog on-line. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Fragrant hop, fruits, spice and wood notes in the beak. Lively carbonation. Flavour was bready malts, cararmel, orange; hoppage was pretty lifeless. Disappointingly average IPA.
Gramoit (368) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great Pour. Interesting beer. Orange and caramel together. Not excellent but something different.
Psytron (1396) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of fruity hoppiness. Cloudy orange colour, high beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, earth, basement aromas. Bitter with a faint sourness. Soft but plentiful carbon. Heavy body.
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - cloudy amber with large white head. Fruity stewed prunes, marmalade aroma. Spicey, lightly bitter taste, medium body thinning in the finish. OK.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Hazy amber with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Biscuit, bread, yeast, bread dough, note of pineapple, orange marmalade, floral and a vinous note.
Taste: Medium sourness, low/medium bitterness and low sweetness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry fruity, marmalade, malty biscuit finish.
Comments: Very tasty and glass lace.
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The aroma’s quite sweet. Toasted brown bread slathered in honey. Marzipan and orange marmalade. Cantaloupe fruit leather. The taste is similar. Cantaloupe, marmalade. Nutty toasted malt notes. Somewhat overcarbed. Rough compost on the finish. Medium body, a bit knackered. Overall, this has probably seen better days. Still, there’s a good beer in here.
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks fonefan! Hazy deep golden, creamy head. Funky hay aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Hay and ripe fruits, some caramel. Mid bitter finish.
flying_pig (1010) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com (£6.00):
Hoppy with tropical fruits and hops upfront with a strong smell of apricot among others . There is a sweetness to the beer as well, with a touch of spice and orange rounded off with a subdued citrus aroma.
Bright amber to orange colour with a thin, half centimetre head that is bubbly and stays solid for well over 5 mins.
Hops with some orange and citrus flavours and the apricot from the nose. There is a touch of peach and some sweet malts, some bitterness and some pine with tropical fruits.
Smooth with lively carbonation and a touch of alcohol around the middle. The body is about medium and goes down easy with a dry, semi-bitter finish.
A pretty good beer all round that fell somewhere between an English and an American IPA with plenty of hops and bitterness but also managing to strike a good balance between flavours and the aroma. Well worth a try.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].
Clear medium amber yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, earthy fruit, dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, sharp, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.