Towey1989 (313) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of orange, mango, pineapple, some caramel and grassy hops. Taste of sweet pineapple, dry orange, resin, cereal malts and grassy hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a syrupy texture. A bittersweet, orange and resinous finish. Well hopped, complex and bittersweet but syrupy and not what I was expecting. Ok but not a great APA/IPA.
FatPhil (10059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Lovely aroma, classic english bitter, fruity hops, but lots of twigginess too. Just a bit of tea too. No way is this "APA". Orangey straw, tight persistent head. Big bold hoppy body - fleshy fruits, almondy bitterness, chewy malts. Full smooth palate, quite luscious. Yup, no "APA" detected here. Finish malty, bready, and gently bitter. Great strong english bitter. (Use of USA hops does not an APA make, UK brewers have been using UK hops for centuries - we even changed our tax laws to protect the home market.)
mr_h (3408) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (4 Apr 2015) - pale malty aroma, clear golden, thin creamy off-white head, berry summer fruits, traditional hop finish
Theydon_Bois (11563) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Dean Swift, 03/01/15.
Clear golden with a decent off white covering that retains well.
Nose is pale malt, straw, light citric vibes, pretty mellow all round.
Taste comprises straw, pale malt, melon, grassy, light bread notes, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the close.
So so - NOT an IPA, more of an ESB, no hop presence and at 5.5% ABV is firmly in APA territory anyway!
Iznogud (1265) - CROATIA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Ship and Mitre, Liverpool, UK. Pours golden with white head. Citrus, tropical fruits, caramel malts, juicy with hoppy bitter finish.
mR_fr0g (4734) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw golden coloured pour with a sticky white head. Aroma is gtainy malts, light tart, English yeast esters. Flavour is composed of mango, grainy malts. Palate is medium sweet, grainy, medium light moderate carbonation . some lingering straw.
edsspoon (704) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - Golden with a creamy white head, fair retention and light lacing. Aroma of grass and lemon. Taste is grassy with some hints of melon and lychee. Some lemon and light bitterness to end. Light body.
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26th May 2014
Clear pale gold beer, decent white head. Palate is crisp and semi dry. Orange pith, orange marmalade hops with a touch of floral things. Juicy tropical fruits but very light, still adds colour though. Dry bitterness dominates the dry finish. Not bad just a bit dry.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Crowd Of Favours Leeds 14/04/14. A hazy gold coloured beer with a bright white head. Citrussy hoppy. Over harsh flavours. Malts are pale and the excessive bitterness is allowed to dominate. Low drinkability for me.
imdownthepub (11132) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Banbury. Hazed gold with white head. This proved to be a hoppy, fruity, tropical fruit, hopped beer. Passion fruit, some sweetness, fullish, a good drinkable premium golden beer. Good.