Armenian5b (5) - - MAR 25, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delicious chestnut brown colour with a beautiful aroma of spicy fruit, melon and wood. Really smooth and easy drinking with a lot of bitterness. Absolutely stunning.
jjsint (1214) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cavens Arms, Dumfries. Mid-gold with an impressively huge off-white head. Apples, jasmine, cereal grain and iced tea dominate the aroma. Sweet, fruity and slightly medicinal taste. Very bitter finish. The light natural carbonation in perfect. A great cask IPA.
MrJamesMcEwan (114) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
* Bottle. Pours hazy brown, with a white head.
* Aroma is lovely malty & hoppy, fruitcake, orange, with caramel.
* Palate is full body, dry, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles.
* Taste is very rich, sour fruit, biscuit, hoppy, bitter.
* Finish is very dry and refreshing, spicy.
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco, it pours clear deep amber-brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is earthy, toasty pine, varnish, light caramel, orange, nut and lychee. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, resin, varnish, brown bread, earth, pine, light alcohol, stewed orange and pepper with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice to see this these guys do a high abv job. Good boost.
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Good head. Dark amber colour beer and head really. Malty aroma. Bitter going down.
Cokemonkey11 (120) - - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Bottle, pours medium amber with a perfect head. Smell is distinctly malty for an IPA. Taste is medium sweet, well hopped, and maltiness to match aroma. Caramel notes. Palette is dense and viscous but feels light from carbonation. Great.
ianwelby (661) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale, very slightly hazy golden beer with a thick frothy head. Smells lightly of lemon. Flavour is a sharp, hoppy hit with the malt underpinning it to balance it out. There’s a sour, fruity taste in there as well which almost goes too far for me but they pull it back just in time. I wish I’d had it colder but otherwise it’d right up my alley.
daniele (6199) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente lieve toffee buona note maltate lieve legno secchezza megia buon smaro lieve agrumata note biscottate
JaKeAFC (663) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle, nice design.
While opening this damn thing almost exploded, made a mess on the floor and a good 10% of the bottle has flown away.
Copper to orange color. Strong smell of UK hops. Aroma is very hoppy with caramel malts and an enormous load of english bitter hops, fruity overtones, mostly candy orange. Taste intensely bitter still balanced. Spicy finish, dry but also smooth. Incredibly soft carbonation, evidently it went all out of the bottle. Good hoppy IPA.
shoestring (302) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely superb. Lovely hopp, hopy hoppy. I see qhat they mean by the ’ quadruple amount of hops’. Very dry and quenching at same time. Would cut through food no bother. Certainly appreciated it myself, without al the fruity florally takeover thats in the American take on this kind of stuff. Wish I’d given it a 5 for palate now.
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and a very Scottish style beer to boot. A unique thing in terms of Scottish beer. Usually we are presented with malts and stout flavours in typical scotch beers and this beer doesn’t comprise these when adding this level of hops. Very rich on the palate and flavour. This won’t be to everybody’s taste due to the lack of floral capacity of modern American ipa’s that we’re all getying used to and all credit to Broughton for it. An old fashioned IPA with a distinct modern twist. Judge for yourself! Interesting beer!