minutemat (431) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Cask @ Urban Taphouse. Super hoppy, with a weedy, leafy, flower stalk thing going on. Sharp chemical aftertaste with hops dancing around on the tongue long after swallowing. Quite a bold taste, perhaps too much at times but a good beer nonetheless.
Osprey87 (915) - London via, WALES - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CPK. Yellow / orange with a bubbly white head. Smell - toned down tropical fruits, hoppy. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy, carbonation is low. Taste - hoppy, under-ripe citrus fruits, bit of cheese, lots of resin, musty, sharp on tongue, quite astringent, medicinal. Doesn’t have enough flavour to carry the astringency. Unbalanced, but a decent effort.
viktorvee (454) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice but would not have realised there was some special hop process involved. An almost animal aroma, lots of pine bitterness in the body, not that amazing.
maneliquor (2250) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Harp. Pours clear orange with a billowing white head. Nose matches the beer name. Green hops - grass, apple, lime, citric rind. Begins sweet while the bitterness comes in. Sweetness eventually takes over. A touch sharp but a clean mouth feel. Little heat on the finish. Taste is very lemon and lime focused with grass and tangerine in there. Solid stuff
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[10/3/13] Draught at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell in London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of weedy and fruity hops. Dry-ish flavor, hoppy, fruity and weedy with great lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very nice and refreshing.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at George, Croydon. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is earthy, grass hay, light toast and orange marmalade. The taste is damn bitter, pine, resinous, grassy, grapefruit, leaf, juicy citrus, burnt rubber and pepper with a big bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crazy bitterness! A brilliant cask IPA.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 07/10/13.
Clear blond with a good sized white head.
Nose is grassy, bitter hops, grapefruit, mango.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, orange pith, fresh hops, citrus peel, grass.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, grassy bitterness in the finish.
Great cask IPA.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Domus Birrae. BBF 15 Oct 13. Pours hazy dark gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is mixed hop over mild roast malt. Med + body. Flavor is very hoppy - but the combo suggests scorched rubber. Hop burn. Strongly hopped. Grabs the taste buds and won’t let go. Earth and resin seem to be strong components. This is extreme. If rating multiple beers, make this the last. The scorched rubber thing is not a bad thing. In this beer anyway. With time the flavor does seem to separate into components. So now I think earth, resin, floral. Not going for citrus at the moment. This is challengingly hoppy - as to which, not too how much. This beer demonstrates that there can’t be too much hop. Wowsa.
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grassy hops, some pine needles, nice caramel-malt sweetness to balance but the alcohol comes through really strongly. Good beer but could certainly be more drinkable.
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a taster:
Medium sized vast and sticky white foamy head on top of clear(?) yellow colored beer.
Aromas of butter, sweat, floral hops, hint of cream and butterscotch, light flower and citrus tint.
Flavours of bitters, floral tones, some older hops, little warmth, some butter, some malts, some herbs. You can taste it’s a bit older but it’s not bad, stil within the best before date.
Aftertaste is bitter, floral, older hops, some malts and a dryness.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.