Theydon_Bois (12744) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JAN 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Paul for this one, 20/01/13.
Clear light amber with a thin off white bubbly head that clears to the edge.
Nose is pale malt, apples, frut, blandish - where’s the hop aroma?
Taste follows, just as bland, pale malt, light fruit, some sugar.
Medium bodied, softish carbonation, a touch of bitterness in the dry finish.
onkelgobber (156) - Edinburgh, - JUL 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another Tesco IPA. Pours fairly nice with a small white head. Nose has a lot of malts and not many green notes. Taste is similar, but the green notes are slightly more dominant, though still not clear and dry enough to make it a good IPA. A bit of a disappointment.
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. A clear amber with a fine and fading off-white to beige head. Earthy malts present but a solid hop-focus. Tropical/citrus hops are balanced (perhaps outweighed, even) by sweeter malt notes. Lacks the body I’d expect of its ABV. Spritzy carbonation, firm mouthfeel and a fine length to end.
nihtila (1734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange. Nose is citrus, grapefruit, grain, tangerine. Taste is tangerine, malts, fruity hops, citrus. Cant say what it lacks but somehow a bit lame. Also quite watery for the abv.
mabuzzer (295) - SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a good foamy white head. Tropical fruit aroma, toffee and fruit taste with a slightly bitter finish
redders1974 (347) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Messy head marmalade and hops on the nose bit too sweet to be standout with no balancing bitterness bottle from morrisons
rbh104 (9) - - JUN 7, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bitter finish, citrus aromas and aftertaste. Sharp and clean. Very crisp and refreshing for 6%.
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
4x330 ml Bottles for £6 at Gateshead TESCO. Consumed while watching the Champions League final. Light amber with a dissipating white head. Fruity aroma, and too malty flavour wise for an IPA. More like an ESB, and a bland one at that. Pass. At least the game was good.
jackafholmes (685) - - JUN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from morrisons. Light copper with small white head. Aroma is golden syrup. Taste is sweet and bitter. Decent body oily with medium carbonation.
Desverger (3969) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is subdued citrus and tropical fruity, light malty, caramel, light floral and herbal notes, kind of messy, not doing it for me.
Alphadelic (1925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a light and fruity on the nose. Juicy berry in the mouth with a puffy, creamy body. Some bitterness with a herbal character too. the big thing for me is that lack of NW pine or citrus. I like it.