thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber, smallish head. Sweet nose, hints of honey, metal and hay. Tastes sweet, some metal, floral and honey notes. Not convincing.
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear amber, firm head. Hay aroma. Medium dry wit clean, runded mouthfeel Medium bodied with a good amount of hops. Salty pleasantly bitter finish.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honeyed malt nose. Pours amber with a fluffy white head. Flavour is more honey malt with some citrus and a slightly metallic astringency hiding in the background. Finshes bitter with a little more of that metal, which detracts. Otherwise a good bitter.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Another Brunel-themed beer. Aroma was of caramel with citrus and floral hops. Flavours of marmalade and grapefruit before a long bitter finish. Very pleasant.
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber, orange with a cream head. Aromas are toffee and caramel malts with spiced oranges. Fresh and floral with some bitter lemon. Flavours are sweet toffee matls with Autumn fruit and a good amount of grapefruit. Bittter on the finish. A good fruity, hoppy IPA.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at Baker Street ’Spoons. Straight forward but good. Not quite as hoppy as I would like for an IPA but what is there is good. Straight down the line grapefruit and dusty tobacco with some very slight sweetness at the edges. Bitter finish. Go Brunel... fine choice to make a tribute to.
JorisPPattyn (8799) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Small but persistent yellowish head over dull orange-amber ale. Flowery, hoppy nose, very fresh flowers, both as in -hops and the garden kind, even some honey. Sweet but not cloying, just maltbacking to again flowery hops taste. Fresh, but a beer that might tire easily. There’s a slight sulphury flavour as well, retronasal. Light to medium bodied. Nice, really, but close to the end of good condition.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured flat and clear. Bitter and not really an IPA as it lacks hoppiness.Not bad though and comes with a rather pleasant label.
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2007 Clear reddish pour (eventually), replacing the madly foaming pint of milky whiteness. Took the barmaid a full 10mins to tame this one. Dusty grapefruit hoppy and aromatic, with a hint of graininess and intensely bitter finish. Tangy bitter orange with fresh bread in the afternose. Juicily fruity and quenchingly bitter. Lingers very pleasantly with a fine hoppy-yeasty-malty balance. Very good indeed.
chriso (7512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at The Pig & Fiddle, Bath. Gingery colour. Certainly not a hop monster but there’s plenty of robust, spicy, earthy hop character in a British style. The mouthfeel is quite smooth. Whilst its clean and crisp, I felt it could use a bit more bite and attack. Still pretty decent.