BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2nd April 2015: hand-pulled half-pint in The Crown Inn, Oakengates. Clear amber pour with a white head. Bland and boring with just about enough hops to make you think it might have been hoppy before they watered it down to 3.4% ABV. Refreshing but not something I would recommend or offer to friends.
ManVsBeer (5330) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Crown & Kettle, Manchester. Clear copper with a small glow. Has a nice easy drinking texture, but a touch thin tasting with its low abv. However it maintains a healthy nose and taste with hops in the former, and both hops and malt in the latter aspect. There’s a sweetness evident in its nose and to a lesser extent in its taste.
berkshirejohn (4972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Pretty decent, given the APV. An amber bitter, with a citrus aroma, and a lengthy bitter finish. Not one to linger over, but refreshing and well made.
Imaena (1991) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. This is a not so impressive bitter that is widely available in the UK. I would not seek it out but if its whats on offer its drinkable.
jjsint (1214) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Cricketers Arms, Bedford. Amber with a full white head. Faint but fresh aroma of pale malt and light citrus. A pronounced maltiness in the sweet taste. Just a hint of sweet-sour in the finish. Not a medal winner on any day of the week but much better than I expected... and it beats Brains Bitter any day.
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask during london vacation. Amber color with coarse white head. Aroma fain, roasted, toast, dark caramel and faint perfumy notes. Taste is dry honey, toast, caramel with medium bitterness. Decent enough
vipinvelp (2632) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with smooth solid white lacing foam head. Fun to watch the beer settle. Not too much of an aroma, little hoppy. Does not taste like an IPA, a bitter indeed. Nice beer though. (Cardiff 201312)
Ingevara (832) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice soft head. Smell of an unaired closed-up summerhouse. Less like an IPA and more like a traditional English Pub-ale. The hoppiness is not as apparent as usually is the case with an IPA. Anyway - a very enjoyable ale that I’d like to drink again.
SarkyNorthener (2757) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@waggonandhorses, oldbury. Amber beer with large creamy head and good lacing. Looks good. Aroma of faint malts. Taste is malts and a touch of caramel. Thin body. Easy to drink, plain bitter.
jackl (5396) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ The Hop Poles, because I’m a masochist. The pour’s medium gold with a small head. The aroma’s white bread, carmel, and far. The taste is more of the same. Weak tea, some caramel. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, this is a bit like a shark sandwich, you know?