Leighton (18074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Dave! Pours unclear gold with a thick, off-white cream head. The nose holds citrus, light grain and pith. Light sweet flavor with off notes of cigarette, some crackery pale malts, old pine. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Piney bitter finish with notes of citrus rind, off ash, more old pine. Meh, not great.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co. 10/09/2015. Many thanks to The Wingman for this one. Translucent golden / orange coloured pour with a lasting off white frothy head. Aroma is nice midget gem hop, fruity citrus, parma violets. Flavour is composed of semi-sweet bready malts, light biscuit, tropical citrus, pine and wood. Assertive hop bitterness. Palate is frothy, chewy with airy carbonation. Grainy finish. I liked this.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th September 2015
Craft Clerkenwell Bottle Share. Thanks to WMW. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Airy palate, mild fine carbonation. Fluffy malts, mildly sweet, light dry cream. Hop spice. Trace of sweet pine and floralness. More hop spice. Airy finish. Not bad.
Scopey (11991) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to the Wingman. It pours murky orange-amber with a thick off-white head. The nose is earthy, bitter-sweet, doughy, wood, lemon verbena and mild astringency. The taste is bitter, earthy, pine, dough, resin, dirty, alcohol boost, rough astringency and lemon verbena with a slightly hot, resinous finish. medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit dirty. OK at best.
The_Osprey (5781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Dave the Rave. 6.8%. Hazy dark orange, lightly sparkling, big foamy dense white head. Aroma is astringent pot pourri, banana peel. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is floral, astringent, chalky minerals, dry and also sort of estery. Weird. Just about passable for the style.
Theydon_Bois (16461) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to my Wingman, 10/09/15.
Hazed golden amber with a well appointed egg shell white covering.
Nose is light plastic, orange, straw, bready notes.
Taste comprises tangerine, melon, light spice, dull hop, bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tickle of hop bitterness.
2nd rate pedestrian IPA.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour from draft at lucky monk. White head. Floral and dank fruits. Not bad and not great
sawbuck (610) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint aroma of citrus and some hops. nice orange yellow color with a huge tan head. Toasty caramel up front with average sweetness. Bold bitterness sets in next. Loud at first but mellows through the finish. Caramel reappears at the finish also. Slightly dry finish, with the bitterness echoing in the aftertaste. Average American IPA.
Gondermann (2) - - APR 4, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best IPA's that has ever crossed my palate. Great use of Warrior, Cascade and Centennial hops. Love this beer!
MuskyZinger (2) - - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Why does a German style brewery feel the need to brew an American IPA? This beer couldnít have stood out more (amongst a plethora of good ipaís) as a non IPA in terms of aroma and flavor!