portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is amber in color and overly carbonated with tons of soapy head. Aroma bubblegum and malt (very mild). Taste hops and malt, I find it very mild (juicyfruit). Palate is full of carbonation and a dry finish. This one was not what I was expecting. Good brew just not what I was expecting!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was a few fingers high and yellowish with good retention and lacing. Smelled of musty corners, pale malt, flower blossom and citrusy candy. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Flavor followed the aroma pretty closely with the addition of dilute apple cider.
Gary (1336) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2011 (500ml bottle) Somewhat like a English Doubble IPA , but with some pungent brett like notes, esp in the nose. Hoppiness and (intended -or un?) funk unites very well here. When I drink a beer from Burton Bridge im usually struck with 1) some innovation & creativity . 2) Complexity and interest. I would like to reflect on this of cask in the near future.
Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dingy golden beer has a small layer of off white suds. Some nice cinnamon spice in the aroma. A bit of yeast. That spice also comes out in the taste with nice gentle fruit and light bitterness. Hops are complex and delightful. Some alcohol warming. A well brewed beer that was enjoyed.
jtclockwork (8019) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber pour in the glass with a very thick head. Nose and taste is bitter hops. Rated 9/28/2000
imdownthepub (10020) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from the Real Ale Shop, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk. Orange amber with white head. Plenty of beery aroma on opening which then goes into a particularly drying bitterness with lots of hop character, well defined for a beer aged by 4 years. Spiciness in the hop, full enough without dominating. Really quite decent.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(19 oz bottle). Pours orange with a massive of-white head. Hazy. Initial aroma was sour, but now getting some spice and floral notes along with some caramel. Nice balance of bitter and malt sweetness. There is a hint of sourness which is unexpected and the alcohol is not well hidden.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orage pour with light tan head that was monsterous. Aroma was funky sour? Spicy flavor, a bit sour. Hop flavor comes out in aftertaste. A little dry in the finish. Mild carbonation. I saw on the label it said IPA, read on this site it was a Strong, tated to me like a sour. It was good and that is what matters the most to me.
Frank (2776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange. Small head leaves little lace. Nose is funky and a bit sour--an interesting surprise. I could imagine the original IPAs, after taking the journey around Africa, would pick up some extra microflora. Very nice actually, citric and complex. Body is light and carbonation mild. Earthy bitterness in the finish doesn’t quite work w/ the sour sort of saison character this beer has over all but the hop aroma does. A slight miscue maybe but a nice beer regardless.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting beer. Very bitter and sour and spicey. Quite a cloudy ale. Poured from bottle into a CAMRA pint glass. I find this is an odd style. Sour meets bitter. Hmm. I guess it could work. The spices are a bit too much for me but this is a good beer. Thoroughly interesting beer but not my kind. Not too sure on how old this style is as it tastes very much different to both Crown and Calcutta IPA’s I’ve consumed last year. It tastes more like an old ale than an IPA. Wondering if mine is off.