BlackHaddock (6100) - 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.
theprof (452) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the organ grinder. Pours golden with white lacing. Aroma orange peel. A pleasant citrus wash and as they promise it goes down easily for irs abv. Slightly resinous palate but lightly bodied with no astringency.
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma has hops, fruit and citrus. Taste lightly sweet to mid bitter.
s_hartshorne (2579) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle takeout hdm huddersfield. Cheers to jackafholmes for this cheers buddy!! Golden ok head. Caramel malt citrus aroma taste same good sweet malty backbone nice bitter finish. Ok body. Decent stuff.
SarkyNorthener (3925) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne, thanks to jackofholmes, cheers jack. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruity. Taste is fruity, a touch of sweetness and malts with s hint of spice. Good.
peponi (1373) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: herbs and heather.
Appearance: golden color and white head.
Taste: medium hebral bitterness, crispy, roasted notes, cookies, quite dry.
Palate: medium body and low carbonation, bitter finish.
Overall: Really good EPA, drinkable.
mr_h (4644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, hand-pulled, State Bar, citrus aroma, clear straw coloured, thin white head, good lacing, grapefruit, some orange, floral hop flavour, sweet and well balanced
sound67 (604) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, 2015] - Blue Monkey Brewery Ape Ale, 5.4%, hellgolden klar. Aroma zitronig mit Kräutern, eher leicht. Leicht ölig, mittlerer bis kräftiger Körper. Im Antrunk verbindlich limonig, leicht süßlich, ohne Ecken und Kanten. In der Mitte etwas mehr Bitterkeit, floral, limonig aber immer noch etwas süßlich. Abgang mild, kaum bitter, etwas Alkohol, leichte Bitterkeit im Nachhall. OK.
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Organ Grinder, Nottingham.
Pours amber, clear single finger white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, lemon, orange, pine...Taste of initial light malts, caramel, toffee, then lemon, orange, pine...very nice, medium carbonation, decent bitter resiny finish. Good brew!
Towey1989 (1662) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 Bottle from The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon and orange peel, pine and some caramel. Taste of orange sorbet, grapefruit, lemon peel, some lime, resin and floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, fruity, resinous bitter finish. An American hopped, British styled IPA done correctly by a great brewery. So drinkable......................................... Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is very fruity of orange, grapefruit, peach, some lemon, slight lime and subtle caramel. Taste of orange marmalade, grapefruit, peach, resin, slight lemon, some red berries, subtle liquorice and a little caramel. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A lingering, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Slightly thicker on cask, marmaladey and oily. Still packed full of flavour though. Nice.
jackafholmes (993) - - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Yellow with small white head. Aroma is piney and fruity with orange zest. Taste is good sweetness and deep bitterness. Nice oily medium body and subtle carbonation. Nice beer.