Brewed by Colonsay
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Isle of Colonsay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
"...the IPA is a truly refreshing ale that is ideal for a session...hint of citrus amongst all the malt and hops flavour in this IPA... only use the finest Hebridean water with malts, hops and yeast..."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ukcanuck (1) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
Was looking forward to this. The sink had more than I did. Far too mild for an IPA, and a rather off-putting taste: so much so that I wondered if it had skunked. Gives you that "water-belly" feeling.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
matstrange (88) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
I had high hopes but was slightly disappointed. Not much of an aroma and the flavour is very mild. Quite cloudy but I can live with that. Id have preferred if it kicked more of a punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from House of Trembling Madness Bottle Shop, York. Hazy gold with white head. Sweet, malty beer there are hints of fruitiness, indistinguishable, and pretty thin and watery. Certainly no IPA and just a bit of a disappointment, no off flavours but no impact.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 22, 2013
A thirst quencher! Deep yellow and fizzy with nearly no head. Notes of citrus and hops, refreshing all rounder. Bit of a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Poured a clear, pale golden with a small white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some soft malt. Medium body, flavour of pine and lime/lemon with some biscuityness about it. Quite OK, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onkelgobber (159) - Edinburgh, - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with a small white head. Nose is sweet malty with some citrusy notes. Taste is clean and refreshing with some sourness, maybe grape fruit, and the sweet malt coming through. The hops are very subtle. Decent beer with a nice full taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Gordon and MacPhail, Elgin 061012 Golden, clear, big frothy head, some lacing Aroma - light pale malts, slight cereal biscuit, touch of hops, very light aroma but fresh Taste - very light pale malts, hint of soft cereal, very light citrus hop, very easy drinking. The flavour is subdued but there are no off flavours here which would be easy to spot in such a light brew. Fresh and clean. My palate is gasping for more flavour though Palate - soft carb, thin body, slightly oily. Finish - there’s a bit of a bitter tang to the finish Overall - There are no flaws with this beer apart from the fact the flavour is faint. I think it will appeal a lot to lager drinkers as its very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours golden with a gentle bubbles and a nicely proportioned head. The nose has nettles and limes with just enough pale malt in the background. More limes and fresh greens on the taste. The palate is light to medium in body with a tangy texture and a long clean finish. Overall, a good beer and Im really confused by the other ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
500 ml bottle. From the Scottish Real Ale Shop.
Clear pale golden colour with small to average size off-white head. Delicate fruity hoppy aroma with notes of yeast and bitterness. Flavour is also quite mild with fruity hoppy elements as well as yeast and malt. No much bitterness in flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
On tap at the Crianlarich Hotel. Very tasty and balanced. Aromas of grapefruit, biscuit, and orange. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a thin head.

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