edsspoon (537) - 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 (16111) - , 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 (10654) - 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.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ White Lion. Heptonstall Beer Festival. Lighter-amber in colour with a thin head. It has a malt-hop aroma and a balanced taste with some light fruits evident.
jjsint (927) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ CAMRA NWAF 2014, Derby. Golden yellow, clear with some white head. Light malt citrus aroma. The initial taste is bittersweet with a slightly jarring bitter finish. Ok but not too great, and in no way an IPA.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
New Oxford, Salford 27 Jan 13. Lys gylden. 0 skum. Litt punktlacing. Ser ut som saft. Svak grapefruktaroma. Litt vassen - men bra fruktsmak. Litt tørr ettersmak.
gegwilson (1478) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the Exter Arms, Derby. An amber ale with a white head. Quite sweet with lots of tropical fruit. There’s some caramel in there too. Very drinkable. Nice.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy golden colour with a rocky white head. Sweet aromas of honey, pineapple and caramel. Tropical fruit flavours with golden syrup and some cereal. Finish is dry grain, hop resin and straw. Not bad, but not so balanced.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Derby Beer Festival
Having tried a couple of Dancing Duck beers I was looking forward to what they brought. This was the only one available at the time or I would have sat around their booth for a while. It might not be the best IPA and certain betrays its English roots but it works.
Aroma / Appearance - The transparent bronze body and fizzy white head aren’t much to look at yet still effective. Tropical aspects drive forward a malt first profile that smells like caramel brownies.
Flavor / Palate - Mangoes, grapefruit, and tropical hops are bright and sweet. A floral transition sweeps into a bitter finish. It might not be as hop driven as some American IPAs yet in its own way it gets the job done. I would order another pint at the pub.