BlackHaddock (3635) - 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.
rauchbier (3598) - 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.
jesperhammer (2864) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
03-JUL-2014, @draft Union Jacks (Jamie Oliver) in Covent Garden.
Clear golden with low off-white head. Weak aroma. Taste is malty and hoppy. More malty than hoppy actually. Fruit, spice, citrus. Sweet with a touch of bitterness. Not an IPA.
tommann (2699) - 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 (2589) - 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.
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fenwicks, Newcastle. Orange-amber coloured with pineapple and peppery hop flavours, citrus notes and a woody bitter finish.
BenH (2245) - 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
planky84 (2103) - , 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.
EdKing (1848) - 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?
markas101 (1840) - 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.