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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (357) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 Just the job yesterday. Hot balmy day here in Scotland (for a change) and I was sooo thirsty. This one hit the mark and so I gave it a big rating. Thist quenching hops in the aftertaste. Bit of malt and spices on the nose. I guess I must have landed lucky after looking at the other poorer reviews. Will need to get another rating sometime that I am not so dry and thirsty!! (bought from the wee gem that is ’Locketts’ in North Berwick)..z.z.rerate June 2015. Just the same nice refreshing . Form head and just a remembered

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2069) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2007
Slightly clowdy orange (possible sediment) nice Orangy citric hop nose,clean very fruity citrus crisp and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - 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 I’m really confused by the other ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4756) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
500ml bottle at home, from Dobbies Garden World, Old Toll, by Ayr (bb 28 Feb 2017), pale malty, fruity, light citrus aroma, golden amber with a good creamy, off-white head, floral, fruity, toffee flavour, sweet and well balanced with a mildly bitter hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2007
(Bottle, Partick Farmers Market, Glasgow) Very malty, with an unremarkable nose, though is dark in colour and is very heavily hopped, with a very bitter aftertaste. Despite the claim from the makers that this is an ideal session beer, it is certainly good for one or two - and it certainly is ideal for a sunny day!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, citrus and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle. Golden with a clear appearance and a small head. Some pleasant hoppiness but lacks body. Cant really see it as an IPA-more like a pretty weak bitter. Not one to search out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear straw. Aromas of citrus, caramel and a bit of saltiness. Taste is crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from Dobbies. Pours a murky, heavily sedimented orange with a slim white head. Pleasant, lightly buttered pine aroma. Clean and attractively soapy with light floral, lime jelly and piney hop. Husk and honey to finish. Good, but dirtied by bits as you hit the bottom, and pricey.

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