lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark mahogany colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, mango, grapefruit and red berries. Flavour is very rich with caramel, resin, pine needles, very bitter hops, red berries, sweet juicy mango and floral notes. Medium bodied, rich and chewy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes long, lingering bitter, resiny and sweet. Highly enjoyable and fresh. A big bold IPA.
Scottishchris (96) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours amber, orange, very little head. Malty with lots of caramel nose, some citrus. Pretty resinous. Medium bitter start, slightly sour finish. Much more drinkable as keg at the Bat earlier in the week
danlo (796) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Clear amber colour, thin white foam head and aroma of malt caramel balanced with ctrusy hoppy notes. Taste is sweetish crystal malt & caramel, with tropical fruit mango and grapefruit bitterness with some pine notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
RichTheVillan (1892) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at IMBC; light copper pour with frothy off white head, pine aroma, pine comes through in the taste along with grapefruit and some honey.
Rune (7211) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer Flight choice at the Hanging Bat, keg, one-third pint measure. Reddish brown coloured body, next to clear. Tiny layer, laces well. Fruity nose added by a touch of rhubarb. Red fruity flavours joined by grapefruit and caramel malts. Resinous bitter ending. Pretty nice, quite heavy to drink though (Edinburgh 10.08.2013).
SaintMatty (4486) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle - Amber/copper with a foamy head. Pine, grapefruit, toffee and a hint of dried fruit in the aroma. Hoppy and slightly sweet taste with a good balance of hops, malt and notes of pine, grapefruit and dried apricot. The finish is very pleasant and lingers for quite a while.
Stuartyboy (410) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at inn deep a cloudy golden Amber beer that is very much reminiscent of big American pale ales rich pine orange and resin flavour slightly bitter on the finish but generally very nice albeit it packs a punch
themightyjag (104) - - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from The Beerhive.
Frothy white head disappears quickly, little lacing. Body is dark, reddish amber. Nose of caramel, honey, ripe fruit. Flavour has lots of bitter hops, citrus fruit particularly grapefruit coming through. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little thin with a fair bit of carbonation. Another fine beer from Cromarty.
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely orange red colour, with a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is heavy pine, spruce, citrus hops. Taste is sweet at first with a bitter, long lasting resin-like astringent finish - this is a tiny-tad too much for my liking - not that it tastes bad, but I wish the finish was a bit less sharp. NIce oily texture with a medium carbonation. Overall a pretty good beer.
northropfrye (1885) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Dark red body and lots of hops. Nice and bitter. A fabulous IPA.