Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, hazy. Thin head. Very toasty nose. Described as English IPA but smells more like Centennial to me. Taste is grapefruit rind bitterness with toasty, citrusy aromatics.
at_the_hop (87) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Neck worryingly void of aroma. On pouring there’s a pleasing deep rich mango scent. Comes up between amber and ruby. Plenty of complex malts but it’s balanced off with a punchy hop character that has a nice heady botanical quality if you stop to look for it. Very up front beer with plenty of flavour and plenty to think about as you drink it. Something for everyone here but no-one is going to say this is their favourite.
RichTheVillan (5462) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with a big frothy white head, aroma has spice, along with caramel, some dirty malts, tangerine, malt biscuit, ok,
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - DEC 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden, very citric and hoppy aroma. Tastes ok, citrus, tropical fruits, very hoppy, medium high bitterness. Not an amazing IPA, but quaffable.
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from warners at the bay. lightly hazed golden with a lingering head; tropical fruit salad aroma; some pine resin, weis bars, decent hit of bitterness; still feels like it’s lacking a bit in oomph, though. will have to try the bling bling soon
ShaneJ (802) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Plonk. Dark amber-copper, thick off-white head, loads of passionfruit, grapefruit, pine, something sweet (maybe peach), caramel malt, resiney/piney bitterness, medium body, quite bitter finish. Very good.
Westkyoto77 (588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fresh and fruity enough, with bold passionfruit and peach. Medium to high carbonation, but a little on the thin side. Decent sessional IPA.
floydian1 (1285) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes in a triple pack of 330ml bottles and a Spiegelau IPA glass. Looks great with a hazy copper-amber body and a large foamy off-white head that displays great retention and lace. Aroma is robust biscuity caramel malts with plenty of balancing citrus and pine resinous hops and this is transferred to the palate which is medium bodied and lively. Finish is resinous and bitter but not overpowering. Balanced and very enjoyable.
TedE (726) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into glass. Robust hop nose, a little malt as well. Copper beer with solid two finger white head. A few bubbles ascending. Bitter chalky mouthfeel. Even more bitter finish. Leaves a beautiful floral hop aftertaste. Very nice.
magpieken (129) - - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Bottled 2/9/14. Pours a medium copper colour with a towering off white head which lasted well and left some excellent lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit and malt. Aroma was quite intense on opening the bottle but in the glass shows some restraint. Medium bitterness and light to medium sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth and a gentle bitter finish. Very approachable. 8.