WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned @ Red Rose. A modern bitter in the American style. A razor’s edge of blood and grapefruit, dusted down with pine sap and horse’s hooves. A frozen star light.
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Conditioned at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott, Oxon. Golden with perfect head. This is Dark Star Hophead's big brother, if you like hops, then this is the boy for you. A glorious whoosh of bitterness greets the first mouthful with a heady citrus and peppery twang. Fantastic balance that allows the bitterness to come through. There is a pine nut note in the finish, top quality bitter.
Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A crisp, bright looking yellow ale. A real citrus punch in the aroma that follows through in the taste. The finish is astringent and very pleasurable. A great beer that I wish was available more readily in these parts.
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Hazy orange-amber. Intense grapefruit aroma. Medium bodied, firm and rather clean with resiny, very bitter finish. A highly aromatic ale, described as a bitter, but very much in the middle of the guidelines for American pale ale.