mR_fr0g (1776) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 On keg at The Rake, London. reddish amber in colour with a nice off-white head that disippates fairly quickly. Huge aroma of grapefruit and hops. On the palete it had a very oily smoothness that completely coats the mouth. The flavour is an in your face citrus hopand calms down to reveal a nice sweet toffee. A very big beer, but a half pint was enough for me.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma:Sweet and hoppy, cotton candy and citrus. Amazing aroma!
Appearance:Amber, nice head volume and retention.
Taste:There is a huge hops hit right up front. Once you get past the bitterness, sweet citrus and peach flavors show themselves. The bitterness then comes around again in the aftertaste.
Palate:Light to medium body, just a little astringency, very smooth for an IPA.
Overall:This is one of the best IPAs that I’ve had so far.
daniele (4765) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata arancio non molto schiuma media pesritenza naso intensamente luppolato daavero agruamato note malatate caramello corpo medio ben luppolato intesa amara se fosse meno alcolica se ne potrebbe bere di più
madmitch76 (13013) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 2nd August 2010. Fonefan in the Masters Division - Jan’s Birthday Bash.
Sample from the bottle thanks to the Cad. Clear amber beer. Light semi dry palate. Massively grassy hops. Sweet pineapple and grapefruit and then a touch of bitter orange. Nice beer and well joined up but like Mes I was expecting this one to smash it out of the park. Gives it a good tap. 7-4-7-4-13 3.5
22nd October 2010 - bottle at home.
Cloudy amber beer. Strong caramel malt base. Huge amout of piney hop - bittersweet. Palate soft and creamy. Aniseed near the finish. Better, muc better!
Defreni (2285) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Flot orange uklar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er meget humlet, desværre er det kattepis varianten der er dominerende, hvilket trækker lidt ned. Heldigvis går duften ikke igen i smagen der er dejlig humlet med masser af saft og kraft. Der mangler lige en tand karbonering for at bakke en ellers lækker øl op.
theSlipperyPen (230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a quickly lowing white head and a minimum of lacing. The nose is impressive. Immediately the pine aroma turns resinous and the passion fruit, mango and grapefruit head towards the cognac side. But there is also fragrance and subtlety here in the form of white flowers and soap. Taste is of the nose with all of the floral notes finding a bitter, almost tart, edge. There is a warm lemon grass and honey sweetness just before the hops arrive; this keeps things from getting too sharp. Mouth feel is oily thick with a fine but lively carbonation and a warming alcohol presence. It finishes on the resin and grapefruit, with the bittering hops tying together this superior IIPA. And it’s got a wonderful label too.
leaparsons (7662) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber, brown, red and purple with an off-white head. Aromas are grapefruit and green pine with floral and spicy notes. Grassy and fresh with apple and pear. Plenty of hops. Flavours are sweet biscuit and toffee malts with pine and grapefruit bitterness. Creamy and smooth on the palate with a pithy, peppery finish. Hoppy and very good.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloydy brown, small yellow head. 2 dry hoppy flowery and faint exotic fruits 6 flavor is dry, licorice, lots of hops, malty base is quite strong. 7 palate is foamy 3 overall caramelly and malty sweet with lots and lots of flavourfull as well as bitter hops 16
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010-08-02. Crisp golden amber body with a small white head. 3+ Gorgeous hoppy aroma, powerful melange of sweet citrus and light alcohol. Flavour has a similarly lovely hop character. Citrus, lychee, modest supportive malt. 8+ Smooth average to medium bodied palate. This is very good, and is deserving of a more detailed description that I have given it, but I just drank it too quickly. Lovely. Bottle at FONEFAN Masters Division Celebration, The White Horse, Parsons Green, London
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ The Rake. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head. Nose is piney hops with grapefruit, peach and strawberry notes, some caramel or toffee sweetness and a little cheesiness also. Flavor is grassy hops at first with grapefruit and peach, a sweet caramel body then a dry piney finish. I found it less aggressive on tap, I remember the bottle being a little raw but the co2 has rounded it off nicely and made it dangerously drinkable..