BlackHaddock (4388) - 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.
wimpyjoe (4937) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Has a berry aroma with a sweetened hop taste. Full bodied.
Garrold (2018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mitchell’s Wines, Sheffield. Clear gold. Film of sticky white head. Buttery malts. Some pineapple. Some resin. Taste is light bitter. Hint of sweet. Soft, easy drinking palate. Nice hop burps. Finishes light bitter, and more of the buttery sweetness. Not bothered with the buttery thing, but pretty drinkable, nonetheless.
Ricki (4) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle direct from brewery. Light golden colour with generous foamy head. Fruity woody aroma. Fruity taste, definitely taste grapefruit . Soft in the mouth with a bitterness to finish. Very enjoyable.
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Dry hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus, grass, hay. fruity hop flavor, grassy, hay, citrus, floral notes.
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - pours gold with a white head. Aroma and taste is caramel malty and citrus and tropical fruity, grassy, easy drinking, nice.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a clear, pale golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and mango. Grapefruit hop flavours, with some melon and straw. Finish was lemon, hay and some nice resinous bitterness. A very pleasant surprise.
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Gold pour with a white head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Soft fruit angle. Not bad.
Benzai (9351) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, hops, a hint of citrus and mango, lightly bitter. Low to average body and carbonation. Decent.
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: average bread malts. Appearance: clear light gold, small frothy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, average-long bitter finish. Overall: not very nice aroma, could be hoppier for an IPA. Pint at GBBF 2014, Kensington.