Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 pint. Bright golden colour and a medium-sized white head. Nose with bright acidic citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is also quite acidic with crisp malts and a little acidicty from hops. Not sure if this one is off or not, but it is very unlike other cask-ales. But quite distinctive with its acidic edge. Will have to try another sample.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at Royal Oaks York: much nicer on cask than from the bottle. aroma was very floral. the most I’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling. nice fruity taste. tons of citrus type flavors, and niec malt background. medium palate. nice drink. cheers
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Clachnaharry, Inverness. Took a while to get this beer poured and took an age to clear. Lots of carbonation and attractive lacing. The aroma is extremely herbal, almost skunky, which caries through the flavour also. Not too bitter. Very refreshing with a fairly thin mouthfeel. Light malt throughout. Long mellow finish. A good session beer - would definitely try again.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Cask at Salisbury. Clear golden with a small-medium white head. Aroma is a walk in the park, earthy, grassy and tree leaves. Malt flavour is tree branches and the hops have a nice forestry character. Mild-medium bitterness. Very lively carbonation by casks standards. This is a rather common and very popular cask beer in England and I can understand why. I can’t say the same about their boiled beef.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Pen and Parchment, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Golden with a small off white head. Malty aroma and a hoppy taste, fresh and sweet. Not very bitter. Enjoyed it.
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Handpump @ Bamuda Treangle . Golden colour with a small white head. Malty, floral hop aroma and a bitter dry hop taste. Medium body with a sweet bitter dry finish.
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask@Northern Bar, Edinburgh.
Pale yellow, good creamy head. A bit sticky harsh hoppy nose. Mild, even a bit sweet flavor. In the finish some grassy hoppyness. Not much IPA. (To be rerated).
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an absolutely lousy IPA. It is a rather nice bitter, but no one who has ever tasted an appropriately hopped IPA would confuse this with one. And if you are brewing a bitter, what is the possible good of calling it an IPA?! Some brewer needs a dope slap. On to the notes... <!-- br --> <!-- br -->Cask at the Eagle & Child. Pale copper with a small layer of fine white foam. Lots of ripe fruit in the aroma, a little minty. Very clean and bright. Pleasant mouthfilling fruity yeast character, lively and interesting. A touch of toasted grain in the finish. Nice soft palate with a balanced sweetness. A very pleasant bitter. One thing lacking? Enough hops to make it an IPA!
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the Forth in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Creamy thin head. Clear golden color. Almost no carbonation. Grapefruit taste. Dry ending. Refreshing. Nice.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold body with a thin white head. Bland aroma and taste, not really and detectable hops. How is this an IPA?