zacgillbanks (2948) - 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.
s_hartshorne (2154) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yates York. Amber thin head. Aroma is caramel popcorn taste same nice toffee sweetness good citrus hoppy bitters. Ok body.Tasty.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours thin head, quickly diminishing to almost nothing. Amber. Light carbonation. Aroma - Lovely, sweet, citrussy, fruity (satsuma/mandarin, bit candy sweet) hops, some spiciness, caramel malt. Fairly sweet, with a one-dimensional pale malt backbone (that tastes a bit too sweet for an IPA and a bit unusual), but some very nice, prominent hops. Strong, sweet citrus flavours; mandarin, bit spicy, but little bitterness in the body. Slight bitter twang on finish, but not lasting for long. Soft, light body, despite the sweetness. Thinking this could do with a tad more bittering, but nice hop flavours.
carldurose (15) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced is the main point of this beer. The balance between the sweet The Aroma of English Goldings, the bittering Brambling Cross, and the citrus flavours of ...Citra of course! With a pleasant malt finish this is not explosively hoppy but there are enough IBU’s to keep me interested. Besides a single hopped very high IBU beer can be a one trick pony. A well balanced flavoursome yet delicate beer such as this can be infinitely more difficult to brew well.
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines
DutchDrebus (4584) - 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.
SlackerMads (2005) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before 2/2015. Clear hazelnut brown with a medium sized off white head. Citrus, herbal, grass, dark berries, light bread, grain. Light/medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Crisp finish, easy drinking.
gegwilson (1843) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the South Field, Middlesbrough. Amber with an off-white head. Quite a pleasant grapefruit and caramel flavour. A touch thin, but nicely balanced. Decent.
Beerhunter111 (9866) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig fruchtig, würzig, Citrus, Fichte. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, leicht metallisch, kräftig malzig, Fichte.
berkshirejohn (5014) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Hazy amber with a fast fading white head; resinous hop aroma; thick and buttery in the mouth with a piney hop flavour and a touch of honey giveing some sweetness; the finish is slightly rasping and peppery at first then mellowing to give a sustained grassy bitterness.
Leighton (13514) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear gold with a moderate, off-white head. Aroma holds some dry orange and grass, light leaves, very lightly toasted malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with mild bitterness of dry citrus, sun-kissed grass and leaves, a few berries, subtle dry caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Faintly dry and sticky finish with some lightly toasted malts, very mellow fruit sugars, faint grass and pine. It’s a pretty relaxed IPA overall, but it isn’t bad. Decent use of British hops in here.