reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with hints of spice and other fruits. Taste is a malty sweetness up front with a pleasing citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a tasty and easy drinking IPA which would make a good session ale.
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Waitrose in Lincoln. Gold, shortlived white head and fine condition. Muted hop resin and fruit in the nose, soft and sweet in the mouth with a subdued hop bitterness and a faint suggestion of chocolate, short chalky bitter finish with hop resin lingering briefly.
DutchDrebus (3072) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to joes. Clear orange to amber with a small white head. Smells hops, fresh. Tastes very bitter, hoppy, floral. Medium body, nice carbo.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My second IPA of an evenings tasting at home on 8th Oct 2012: 33cl bottle, best before 5th Apr 2013. Poured carefully into a ’Yuengling’ stemmed tulip (twice) just because I can!
Pale amber body: clear with a poor head/wisp covering from the start.
Mixed hop bag in the nose: floral, fruity, earthy and spicy, add some citrus notes too. Orange blossom with lemon juice squeezed onto them, a bucket of apples with soil infused: my nose is good tonight!
The taste is also a strange flavour of non-bittering hops: this is indeed a ’Curious IPA’, it may well be intensely hopped but it doesn’t have that bitter, dry feel most ’over hopped’ IPA’s usually have. I would never have said this was an IPA unless I’d seen the bottle it came from.
A lot better than I expected: especially when I saw who actually brewed it. If it had produced a decent head it would have scored a lot heavier.
tommann (2293) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is light lemongrass. Taste has apple skins and spicy hops. Grass in the finish.
pintbypint (2269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle. Medium golden pour, faint haze. Fat white cap, nice retention and lace rings. Nose has orangey citrus. Taste has grains, bread, some fruitiness, marmalade. Finishes with sweetish orange peel hops and medium fruity notes. Medium body, mild carbonation, lightish palate, drinkable.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Amber pour with a white head. Light malt, vanilla and citrus aroma. Citrus and fresh herb flavour. Sharp bitter tang. Not bad.
markas101 (1743) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Waitrose. Pale amber appearance, active carbonation. Slightly bubblegum laced citrus aroma. Lighter bodied than expected, some celery comes through, with a bright resin finish.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Slightly spicy floral and citrus aroma with a pleasant earthiness. Taste is balanced with caramel, citrus, peppery earthiness. Medium body, crisp with a clean finish. A good well rounded beer, probabaly tje best use of english hops in an ipa I’ve tasted
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Chapel Down vineyard shop. Colour is nice orange, very clear. Nose is touch of citrous and caramel malt. Taste is a bit of a non-event. There’s some bitterness from the hops but nowhere near enough for an IPA. The malt, whilst a little bit of caramel is there, it’s also a bit too grainy and light bodied, like a lager. Finish is crisp like a lager. Where’s the hops man?