JKaranka (47) - Cardiff, - NOV 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild hoppy smell, paleish amber colour with oddly thick white head. Taste is quite mild and with a watery palate, there’s some gentle sweetness and a slightly refreshing hoppy finish. Slight fruit but nothing remarkable. Easy very light summer drink maybe.
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ O’Hara’s, Tampere.
Pours clear golden color with thick, long-lasting head. Aroma is very faint with grass and hoppy fruit. Same thing on the taste. Creamy smooth palate with a fruity finish.
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. Pours clear golden with a nitrogen foam. Aroma cream british hops. Low palate. Easy to drink smooth ale.
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nitro-keg bitters. Why do they even exist? This is as much of an IPA as my socks are. Cold watery froth with hints of more water. Which is exactly what I knew it would be, but Ratebeer compels me to have any new beer that’s available when I go into a pub. And therefore I drank into this void, instead of enjoying the far more tasty offeringson tap like, er, Carling, and Coors Light.
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint watching the first half of the game in some rough arse boozer in Cardiff, slightly in fear of my life. Metal and dried apricot aroma. Lager gold, Gilette head, clods of lace. Wash of dried fruit, honeyed cereal and caramel. Light grassy wet air with a hint of Gold Bar in the aftertaste. Pleasant.
Quack-Duck (8230) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught at the Royal British Foreign Legion, Hay-on-Wye. Clear yellow colour with a golden glow, small head. Very light-bodied, slightly malty and hoppy with dusty hints. No idea ahy they call it IPA, this is as far away from a real IPA as can be. Nevertheless, a refreshing light beer.