AshtonMcCobb (4124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice head. The nose has very pingent grapes and sweet malt. The taste has sultanas and more of that pungent malt which finishes a little dry and burnt. The palate is medium to full in body, there is a fairly thick texture with a clean-ish texture but for some reason, there is a burnt/hoppy note that returns and is a little unpleasant which is a shame since it was set up well from the beginning. Overall, a good beer which is patchy in parts.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice citrus aroma on this hazy amber offering. Bitter flavor with a slight malt touch upfront. It tries to sweeten up at the end but never really gets there. To dry and bitter at the close.
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at lucky dog. Aroma is mild Hoppy. Taste is initially sweet caramel malts, followed by severe bitterness. Some grapefruit citrus in there as well. It’s ok.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Brauhaus. A very nice IPA. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is a little sweet with fruity hops, like tropical juice. Flavours of passion fruit, pineapple and pine before a big bitter hit wipes these away. Some sweetness lingers initially with a nice bitter linger. Mouth-feel is quite foamy and a little oily.
tommann (3024) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma is mango and banana malt. Taste has bready malt to start. Mango, strong bitter finish.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden orange, decent white head that fades to a thin layer of bubbles. Orange peel, pineapple nose. Caramel malt front with a big lemony/peppery, herbal bitter linger that stays for a while. Nice IPA.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly opaque amber with a white head and low carbonation. Fruits, hops and pine aromas. Taste - more pine and fruits.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, surprising IPA. Pours orange with a white-ish head. Nose is some orange, apricot, peach, grass, and slight pine with a hint of floral. Flavor is similar with a healthy dose of malt for support. Light to medium in body and a rival with Jai Alai for my everyday IPA.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in NZ at The Hope Garden (Wellington). A more mellow West Coast IPA - could there be such a thing?!
SanfordBrewer (1412) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent amber with a thin but lasting white head, sticky medium body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: pine, toffee, and a bit of tangerine.
Taste: lots of pine, citrus, toffee.