SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2010 Feb, 2004 Gravity @ The Bummer Beer Festival. Pale malt slightly greasy aroma, some old socks, varnish and the vaguest hint of possibly a rumour of some citric hops. Taste is foul! Metallic and rough. Some earthy hops, but way too rough to be drunk. Dreadful. I’ve thrown my rattle out of the cot so many times now, people are moving away from me in droves. [1.5]
Aug, 2010 JDW, Rochester. Very drinkable. Fresh hoppiness - nettles and tree bark. Bitter, but not rough or aggressive. Mild, juicy malt. Good combination. Yes! [4.4]
harrisoni (14214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask gravity Notts BF 05. Golden beer with white lasting head. Along the lines of Darkstar Hophead and JHB. Grapefruit and tangerine citrus, acidic in mouth with drying hoppy citric finish. Mmmmm
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Bank House. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple and passion fruit. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with a dry finish. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
mr_h (3162) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival 2014 - clear pale golden, very thin bubbly head, pale malty aroma, negligible lacing, sweet, biscuit, mild grapefruit, very easy to drink, excellent session ale
imdownthepub (10738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale yellow amber with bubbly head. Uncomprimisingly hoppy, dry but refreshing too, light on the tongue but leaving a green hop note. Sharp and juicy, a rather pleasant lunchtime pint
JohnRMurdoch (3453) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Sir John Stirling Maxwell. Aroma of hops, citrus & tropical fruits. Rich golden colour. Dry citrus fruit and hop flavour. A solid blond ale.
DanielBrown (3953) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Festival 2012. A lovely Golden. Nice flavour, balance etc. The live music on the upper floor is, by this point, utterly excreble.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 There is a rather off-putting sweaty sock edge in the aroma, but, once you get over that, I found this a drinkable but uninspiring session bitter. The name must contravene the Trades Descriptions Act as the hop accents were muted at best. Not properly conditioned in my view, so it needs another tasting. Cask (gravity) Battersea Beer Festival .
Re-rate: Cask (handpump) at the Trent Bridge Inn, Nottingham on 14 October 2014. I see I said I needed to re-rate this back in 2004. Better late than never. Gold and in good shape. Fresh and citric, with leafy hop notes too. Very tasty and enjoyable.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 1. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Accrington 20/06/2001
Slightly gassy pungent aroma with a hoppy malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/11/2004 Clear golden and very hoppy. Some fruit and pale malt with a very bitter lasting finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 05/06/2006
Hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and slightly fruity banana flavour. Some dryness, bitterness and creaminess in a crisp malt finish.
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Freshfield Hotel. Very pale with a nice thick white head. Hops hit as soon as you taste, Lots & lots of them. Reminds me of some of the better USA pale ales. Nice floral & bitter flavours follow, with a long finish. Very nice.