Beesbeer (349) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is very unusual. It has little hints of a BrewDog IPA. Medium bodied. Some complex layers of flavour that begin with citrus and fruity hops, followed by grass and hoppy bitterness. Fantastic pale straw/amber colour. Great head and medium carbonation.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17th July 2011
Clear gold beer, tiny white head. Smooth palate, moderate carbonation. Dry. Sweetish malt with a trace of caramel. An okay balance of mild orange hops. Light crisp finish. Pretty drinkable.
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Low carbonation and a gentle hoppiness. Medium body and well balanced/well bottled. Perhaps lacking in hops to be called an IPA but still a reasonable ESB. Nice label as well
BenH (1334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From bottle. Aroma of sour apples and tangy caramel toffee. Similar taste, lots of malt, it’s all over the place and full of unpleasantness. Tangy, sour, unbalanced. A serious contender for the worst ipa I’ve ever tasted. I hope my sink enjoyed it more than I did
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Apple, citrus and caramel
A - Light orange with thin to no head
T - Slight sweet to sour with controlled bitter
P - Medium and soft
O - Decent
Brandman (1440) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body, white head. Arom aof fruits, sugar, butter and malt. Flavour has phenols, peppers and cloves. Sweet fruits. Grassy, flowery hops in flavour. Strong and sturdy.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[500ml bottle from Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, nr Abingdon that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Light amber, small white head. Good smooth resinous mouthfeel. Sweet, but it’s got just enough earthy, grassy hops to balance (although there’s little bitterness). Nice lasting floral finish. Rather enjoyed this one!
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 18, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A surprise this one, pours a golden brown, almost cider in colour, with a lack of head and apple aroma which supports this evaluation. Some caramel and diacetyl also on the nose. Certainly a beer as there is a bitter element detectable in the body and aftertaste, but not a traditional IPA in that it is missing any stand out hop character and is in fact quite dull for its 6% ABV. Lightly carbonated and of medium body.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An orange coloured beer with no head. A sweet marmalade aroma with a bit of sugar. The taste is thick, gloopy and hoppy. Sweet and sugary with a dash of pepper. Complex and probably too busy, but is interesting.
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. From Oxford, England. HHOK IX.
Clear deep golden colour with small white head.
Mild fruity hops, sugary sweetness and caramel in aroma.
Flavour is mildly yeasty, some zesty hops, dark malt and caramel.
Decent but something’s missing.