AshtonMcCobb (3922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Pheasant bin Wellington.
Appearance - golden with a proportionate head and a slight haze.
Nose - grapefruit and yeast.
Taste - more of the same.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry bitter finish.
Overall - good but a bit on the too bitter side.
tommann (3003) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours very light gold with a small head. Aroma is soapy lemon and a little tropical fruit. Taste is sweet tropical fruit with a strong bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel.
Fin (8320) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Jacks (Westholme Stores) Goring on Thames, Oxon, consumed at home Thursday 21st May 2015 Crystal clear gold, sparkling, looks great, white head. Taste is rather drab, some biscuity malt lacks a fresh crisp bite, no zing or fruitiness, just very forgettable, nothing wrong with it at all just unexciting. A6 A5 T5 P3 Ov10 2.9
Towey1989 (591) - 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 (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2015 Draught (Kitty’s, Helsinki) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
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.)
Rerate of: Draught (Kings Arms, Cambridge) (6:3:6:3:12=3.0)
Slightly pungently hopped aroma. SImple dryly bitter grainy taste. Adequate bitter, doesn’t grab me, a bit too dry. Cidry or winey dryness, almost harsh. Almost acrid.
mr_h (3636) - 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 (12716) - 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 (1549) - 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 (5358) - 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 (756) - 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.