drjoeng (62) - - SEP 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice thick white head. Rich pale amber color in the pour. Bottle conditioned, so remember to leave about 10ml at the bottom unless you like that sort of thing.
First nose is full of passion fruit and citrus. Subsequently wears a piney badge with chest out pride. Hints of malted grains that form the base for this wonderful ode to hops.
Light carbonated mouthfeel. Very solid realty foundation of rock on which to build a temple to aromatic hops. Finish is just bitter enough to remind you that alpha acids do exist and that you do love bitter hops, even if they can be evil bastards some times.
Clean aftertaste. No clingy, schmaltzy, disgustingly cloying good-byes. A nice goodnight kiss with just a hint of playful tongue.
Good night, Bristol Beer Factory, I love you!
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy bronze, light carbonation and lingering head. Nose is fruity, pine, lemon, lime, and something tropical, passion fruit maybe. Taste is lemon, peach, pineapple, with a buzzy carbonation, and slight biscuity malt and bitter finish. Absolutely delicious.
RichardW (1668) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask, Font, Manchester. Floral, hoppy, creamy and beautiful. Way too easy to drink, superbly proportioned, balanced to perfection. An absolute cracker
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely drinking mans pale ale. Lovely hoppy character with citrus and pine hand in hamd, yet the nothing clashes or competes fornyour attention. A real thirst quencher this, so be careful.
pabloscafe (35) - - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Draught at the Holborn Whippet. Lovelly beer this, and possibly better draught than in the bottle to me. A pleasant hop aroma, a lovelly hoppy flavour that is well balanced and not overly citrus if that doesn’t float your boat. Also under 5% so not too pokey if you don’t want to wobble too much. Definately will be trying this again.
PaulUnwin (86) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted this beer at a couple of bars in Bristol in September. Nice hoppy aroma and taste and a mere 4.6%, bring me another bartender!!
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Cloisters, Edinburgh 140712
Amber, clear, dense rich white head, good lacing
Aroma - caramel malts, soft citrus hops, grapefruit, nice soft resinous hops
Taste as main aroma, good balance between malts and hops, really good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, nice bittersweet hoppy malts
Overall - A really nice drinkable beer and very well balanced, nothing harsh or overdone
ianwelby (689) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pint. Hop aroma with a sour fruit edge and flavour is similar with a sharp hop edge on the tongue.
jamestulloch (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet caramel and freshly cut lime.
Appearance: Hazy amber body with a medium white head that holds well. Light carbonation. Great lacing.
Taste: Very sharp and bitter. Taste is of leafy hops, lime and pine.
Palate: Medium body with a foamy mouthfeel. Average carbonation fizz.
Overall: Definitely on for the hop heads - very bitter and aggressive. Easily the bitterest APA I’ve tried to date.
ElectroMod (126) - - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a hazy orange colour, with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is very fruity, with orange/citrus being the stand out. Taste is very immediately dry with notes of lemon, pine. On first sip wasn’t too sure, but second and third have me sold that this is a very excellent, refreshing beer.