sic1314 (2559) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malt. Light body, flavour of pine, malt slight citrus fruit.
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap t Cafe Royal.
Appearance - a dark golden with a nice head.
Nose - unfortunately a little bit of butterscotch and then some astringent malt.
Taste - more of the same. Some grapefruit eventually comes through.
Palate - medium bodied with a lack of refreshment generally.
Overall - not an IPA at least in the modern sense of the style.
nulptr (97) - SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at Bennett’s. golden, lightly hopped IPA with a mild bitter finish. sessionable if not exactly moreish.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours golden, lightly hopped IPA. Pleasant enough golden session ale.
Leighton (9847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Cleveland Arms, London. Leaves on the nose with hints of toasty malts and faint berries. Light sweet flavor with some dry citrus, modest leafy hops, some dry grass, a bit of toast. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great balance. Dry berries to finish, light tosty sugars, twigs and leaves. Yeah, it’s a standard bitter/golden ale, but given the optimal condition here and now, this is about as good as this beer can be.
dogbomb (862) - ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. A frosty golden beer with a nice lasting white top. Crisp toffee notes and strawberry in the nose. Strawberries and cream right through the body of the drink with fresh kiwi. Not much of a finish, besides a freshness.
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite a hoppy aroma to begin with, along with some summer fruit smells and a touch of grassy hop. There was a little lemon and citrus too.
Crystal clear, well almost and very light coloured amber with a pinky sized, foamy white head that has good retention.
Grassy hops & summer fruits, some dried fruits and berry. There is also a bit of citrus and a rather bitter finish that wasn’t exactly to my liking and the beer itself was rather bland.
Smooth but flat. There is a lot of bitter towards the tail end and the finish is a dry one.
Being not much of a cask fan, again I found this offering to be pretty bland tasting and flat as well as well below average.
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Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not particularly hoppy.
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (23 Feb 2012) - lightly hopped, clear dark golden ale, fruity taste, quite smooth with no sweet or bitter aftertaste
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in June 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Zesty lemon rind in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a weak biscuit base laced with citrus fruit notes of lime, lemon and grapefruit. Dry lemony hops compliment the malt in the sharp aftertaste. Good bitter sweet balance with light marmalde notes. An ok session IPA, better than Caley IPA!