MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a short slightly beige foamy head. Citrus-fruity and woody hoppy aroma with moderately sweet cara-malt in the background. Bitter and slightly sweet flavour, almost medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Good pale and cara-malty base with fruity hints (citrus, pears) and a drying out hops character towards the sweet-bitter finish. Easy going Ale (09.VIII.09).
floydian1 (1214) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sommerfields. A clear amber-brown beer with a small white head. Light floral hoppy aromas. Taste is moderate bready malts finishing with a nice floral hop bitterness. Medium bodied and highly drinkable. A good uncomplicated English bitter.
berkshirejohn (5283) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Guildhall, Folkestone. Gold with a thin white head, grainy citrus aroma; buttery in the mouth with a light grapefruit tang and some caramel; deep but gentle bitterness to finish.
rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. From Bristol, England.
Hazy amber colour with thin white head.
Aroma is caramel sweet with lots of hops. Sweetish caramel flavour with lots of delicious hops and some malts. Excellent. Best IPA (bitter) for some time.
imdownthepub (11662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Bell, Banbury. Copper amber with white head. Sharp hoppy bitter, quite drying with just a hint of tinny, metallic hops but this is only short lived as the citric notes take over. Full in body with a darkish, chocolate background, a really chunky full bitter. Pretty reasonable.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Amber with a good white unsparkled head. Good body and fresh pepperty goldings/fuggles. Very drinkable.
Gethinbeer (2386) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in the Boat, Redbrook. Amber colour. Thin white head. Slight hoppiness in the flavour. Sweeter than an IPA should be. Closer to an ESB I feel.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the new crown. Alround rating: Pale and slightly richer malt start, grassy, citrus but mainly floral hop dominate. Easily drinkable if a bit boring.
SaintMatty (6052) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Wetherspoons, Woking) - Dark golden/amber in colour. Lightly hoppy aroma with citrus notes standing out. Refreshing and lightly hoppy taste with some light grapefruit and peach notes. The finish is not so strong but the taste lingers.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Amber with a white head. Virtually no aroma, perhaps some floral hop. Strong, oily hoppy taste with some grain. An oddly mushy finish. ’Authentic IPA’ said the pumpclip optimistically.