BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this in two different bars recently, this review is of a hand pulled pint from the excellent ’Wrekin Inn’ Wellington, Shropshire (Oct 2011).
Golden colour, thin white head, not the best looking beer on earth, but OK.
The smells were of citrusy hops (they are American apparently, Simcoe and Chinook)and some pine like resinous.
Good mix of flavours, well blended with the hops taking centre stage and the hop hovvering in the background, but never far away.
This is fairly strong for a UK IPA, but it hides the alcohol well and although hoppy it is nowhere near the West Coast of the US (currently) style of hop crazy brews.
jamestulloch (826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Caramel and citrus.
Appearance: Hazy pale golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Very light carbonation. No lacing.
Taste: Fruity and quite sweet. Flavours of lime, flowers, sticky pine resin and caramel.
Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Average carbonation.
Overall: I’d like this to be even hoppier but it’s still a decent strong Pale Ale.
allmatthew (12) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BeerBods (500ml). A lovely woody after taste, medium bitterness, lightly sour, slick feel, and with soft carbonation. Particularly enjoyable (especially given the warm weather) and, as the official description says, it is deceptively quaffable!
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Anderson. Light in colour, light in taste. Hay, cereal notes. Hoppy, floral nose. Tremendous!
RichTheVillan (1627) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Barton Arms; pours clear amber soapy white head, tropical hop aroma, bitter hop taste with some mango and grapefruit slightly floral.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Dispense at Merchants Inn Beer Festival, Rugby - 31/10/12.
Clear golden with a thin bubbly white head.
Nose comprises hops, orange, grapefruit.
Taste follows nose, touch of pine, bitter orange, grapefruit.
Medium bodied with low carbonation leading to a bitter hoppy finish.
madmitch76 (12156) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st August 2012
Cask at the Craft. Clear gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. A little creamy malt supports really good hops. Lovely tangy orange and tangerine with glorious tropical fruits, peach and mango and others, even some red berries. Really nice mix of hop flavours. Finsihes semi dry. Infinity was my new Blue Monkey high just a few mins ago but I’m knocked sideways by this - great stuff!
AndrewC (299) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gold colour. Smell of alpha acid (just like an IIPA in my view). Big hop acid bite with some citrus there too. Nice.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Craft Beer Co, London. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, some citrusy and sweet malty notes with mild catpissyness as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and quite grassy with some sweet maltyness as well. Bitter finish.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at beer craft co. Pale yellow pour, floral bitterness and aroma. Pot pourri notes. Nice flavor and nice bitter
deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at the Pretty Bricks, Walsall.
Thick creamy white head. Clear golden blond pour. Very nice.