MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond and firm medium-sized foamy head. Fruity and flowery hoppy aroma with mildly buttery malty notes. Moderately bitter and sweet flavour, light bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Balanced (cara-)malty taste with fruity (citrus, grapefruit) and floral hops; moderately dry bitter and mildly sweet malty finish with a rounded hoppy tail. Another light-weighted gem from Scotland ! 13.II.13
laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ Nurmo. Rated on 27.07.2009
Aroma has toffee, some English hops and hints of nuts. Flavour has English hops, toffee, some citrus and hints of nuts. Not IPA even in British scale Ė more like your typical bitter with one or two extra hops.
wimpyjoe (2660) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth golden ale with a healthy but diminishing head. Has a malty character with with plenty of biscuit notes that make it very pleasant.
jamestulloch (990) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Fresh, grassy, vegetable aroma.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a medium white head. Average carbonation. No lacing,
Taste: Distinct flavour combination of rose, freshly cut grass, light malt and boiled green vegetables. Not much hop profile, low bitterness.
Palate: Medium body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation.
Overall: Definitely not an IPA - itís nowhere near hoppy enough or strong enough. Very earthy flavours. Quite dull. Why itís as popular as it is in Edinburgh, I donít know... Usually the best on offer in a poor Scottish pub.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a clear gold color with a white head. Aroma of earth, grass, bread with some fruit and yeast. Flavor of grass, earth and spice with a bready backbone. A pretty good version of the style.
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear copper colour with a thin white broken head. The aroma is strong rich, creamy and very fruity. The flavour is medium bitter, peachy and not particularly hoppy, which is strange as this is an IPA! Very drinkable but its no IPA.
kingstoni (1271) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear light copper color with a thin head. Mild aroma of fruity hops and citrus. Hoppy taste of malt. Oily feel. Watery. Medium bitter finish.
JohnCook101 (241) - - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours light copper with a very thin head. A little darker in colour than expected. Mild, fresh aroma. Slightly floral with moderate to strong hops and a light sweetness. Mild malt and a moderately long finish thatís not too sharp. Not quite as smooth as Iíd hoped but well balanced and very enjoyable.
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
4.4% gold colour with a nice head, hop aroma and taste, lovely on a warm afternoon.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís like an English Pale Ale, a bit stronger, a bit more bitter ... but not an IPA!
Nose is really weak, palate is unbalanced: malt backbone is missing.