Leighton (6973) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London with Chris. Pours clear gold with a small. Frothy white head. Some sweet malts and ripe grapefruit in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, moderate bitterness, some ripe citrus, melon, grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly sweet finish, mild tangy citrus fruits, some minerals, grapefruit, lemon, orange, stone fruits. Very easy drinking.
Osprey87 (540) - London via, WALES - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oct 2012 - v cold bottle. British American-style IPA. Initially very floral, bitter, becomes more fruity and finishes with more bitterness. Very clear ’stages’ in the taste. I like the level of bitterness - marked but not overdone.
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear rich gold with a limpy white head. Nose has a nice toffee line to it within the dense fruity IPA nose. It the taste, there’s a nice warming toffee malt throughout but also plenty of fruity hops to balance this surprisingly easy-to-drink IPA. Mango, satsuma and a little grapefruit. This is surprisingly sweet, but very very tasty. Finish is long and juicy.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, malt and a fruity aroma, the taste is bitter and hoppy with a short dry finish.
Scopey (3252) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury?s. It pours golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is zesty lime, lemon, sherbet, pine and floral notes. The taste is straw, pithy lemon, lime, sweet pale malt, soap, soft pine, floral and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Burnt amber coloured pour with a white head. Pine, caramel and citrus aroma. Sweet fruit flavour. Bitter sweet finish.
BlackHaddock (2365) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled pint in the excellent ’Great Western’ (Wolverhampton) on 6th Oct 2012.
Light golden body with a thin white head which surprisingly left some heavy lacing on my UK pint sleeve glass.
The nose and taste were all about the hops with the malts playing second fiddle in every aspect. The hops give the beer a citrus edge which also gave off a floral fruity feel in both the smell and flavours.
The body depth was about right and it came across a lot better than a lot of the ’golden, citrus, hoppy brews’ the UK breweries seem to love at the moment.
mr_h (1454) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Prestwick - clear golden yellow, lots of bubbles, frothy off-white head, lovely aroma of fruit, pine, floral and citrus hop, citrus flavour with resin and fruit, sharp, bitter finish
Nilz (221) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear light gold with a white head that lasts with coarse lacing. Aroma is fresh fruit, and floral hops. Taste is a nice hoppy bitterness with a nice balance.
wimpyjoe (1687) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glowing golden ale with minimal head, has a mild pale potency and similarly mild fruit flavours.