MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Gravicask at London Drinker.
Perfectly clean yellow gold with a very thin white head but loads of condition. Full on resinous hop aroma with an unusual estery note. Good assertive straw and hay. Great smell. Again big thick resinous hops in the flavour, loads of grapefruit and a huge citric finish. Almost like fruit juice in places but bitter as hell. Excellent stuff.
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ London Drinker 25:
Pale orange with islands of off-white film.
A sweet/sour pink grapefruit nose which carries on into the taste joined by light malty characters. It contains no discernable hops. It is just a tiny bit too thin but is enjoyably drinkable and the pink grapefruit is a very interesting and unique quirk.
imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Old Bookbinders, Oxford. Pale gold with white head. This proved to be quite thin on the palate with a light body, however there is a spicy, zesty background which brings the beer to life. Reasonable.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at The Market Porter, Borough. Hazy golden with a medium off-white head. Sharp piney hop aroma and flavours, medium bitterness. An original session beer.