oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep golden colour with small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and slightly spicy along with some caramel. Flavour is quite similar in a nice balance.
omhper (17558) - Stockholm, 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.
anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with some earthy hints. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
harrisoni (11023) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask handpull at Evening Star, Brighton. Aromatic autumnal ale according to the pump clip. Copper colour with lasting beige head. Aromatic American hop aroma, bit of cat pee. Good in mouth, decent juicy malt, before sherberty earthy hop cuts in and lasts and lasts. Beautifl. Utterly drinkable. Gorgeous hop/malt balance. Resiny piney hop.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
30th April 2012
Euston Tap. Light haze on this gold beer. Tidy white head. Palate is smooth and dry with a little fine carbonation. Light crisp malts supports reasonable hop. A little repressed orange - grapefruit citrus. Minerals. Finishes dry. Nicely balanced.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Stillage at the Boundary, Audenshaw 22/06/2003
Golden amber colour and slightly cloudy appearance. Very hoppy with some bitterness in a lasting finish.
imdownthepub (8547) - 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.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On cask at David Copperfield’s in NYC...
Hazy, yellow ale. The nose is of citrus fruit and butterscotch. Well-balanced... well-bittered, but not overdone. Nice flavors of butterscotch and grapefruit. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Lengthy, bone-dry finish. Just not a big fan of cask-conditioned ales... there, I finally said it.
pivnizub (8046) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (@ The Rake, Southwark): Deep golden, small, firm and lacy head; solid spicy, peppery hoppy nose; robust dry bitter flavour, light bodied; lingering hoppy finish with a fruity touch. Classy stuff...........
JoeMcPhee (7671) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden beer with a tight white head. The nose is lovely. Lightly fruity with a kiss of light citrusy hoppiness. There is a nice spiciness as well as a bit of lemon and citrus. Soft crackery malt and a touch of toast. It’s a nice combination of US and UK ingredients, highlighting the best of both. Highly quaffable with a lovely lingering fresh hoppiness. A nice bitterness on the finish and even a touch of resin. Really tasty stuff.