Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - 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.
kwik-lime (1177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Tesco. Pleasant pine and citrus aroma. Keeps head well. Not great strength of flavours but pleasantly refreshing hop. Decent.
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belgis (99) - LATVIA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild hoppy IPA balanced bitterness after taste stays. Almost no foam, but color lightly amber. Aroma is gently almost too weak for IPA. Refreshing.
adodo (40) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet citrus aroma, very nice and strong. Whit head but goes fast. Medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness. Dry finish.
BeerViking (2097) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, light amber with a fast-settling head, malty nose with touches of lemon marmalade and toast, hoppy and malty palate with floral and toasted citrus notes. Decent example of a transatlantic IPA, though it doesn’t really hit the AIPA target it aims for.
scotty (1033) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought at Morrisons. Slightly hazy gold with a thin white head. Well hopped nose, nice citrus notes. Good zesty palate, fresh clean hops and a nicely balanced malt. Rather nice, could do with being in a bigger bottle tho!
jjsint (505) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Bottle at home, bought some time ago at Tesco’s. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber. Quite flat with minimal carb/head. Smells of pilsner malt (?) and faint grassy/grape hop. Taste starts bittersweet with a surprisingly bitter finish. Verdict: like others have said this is not an IPA, but neither is it a standard UK bitter dressing itself up as an IPA. I find it almost reminiscent of an aromatically hopped Vienna Red. Intriguing, and I appreciate Brains pushing the boat out (and what a great name!) but this isn’t for me.
damonw83 (1) - - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tasting, zesty without being sweet. Good hop on the nose even for a filtered bottle. Just needs to be a bigger bottle!☺☺😉
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 330ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Gold to amber with white head. Basically a malt led beer, caramel, sweetish toffee as a lead, boiled sugars, some boiled vegetable, cauliflower. There is an earthy hop note but quite understated. A little disappointing.
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from local supermarket. Clear amber colour with a decent slightly off white head. Subtle citrus fruit and floral aroma with mild hoppiness. Was expecting more hop given its ’style’. Fairly dry, quite thin body. Left somewhat disappointed.
pricey290483 (83) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
got a case of 12 bottles on offer for £5 which is a great deal. I think this is a very nice beer with some citrus tastes to it