mr_h (3417) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear golden, thin creamy off-white head, fruity, citrus aroma, moderate lacing, citrus, dry bitter herbal green hop finish
ianwelby (656) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear gold beer. Sour hop aroma. Flavour is similar with a strong sour fruit taste and a dry hoppy finish.
prawlie (1234) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/3 of pint at the Bree Louise in London. Hazy golden. Fruity, citrus zesty aroma. Smells and tastes like an American IPA. Pleasant enough, zesty, a fair beer.
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Craft Islington. Clear golden, small head. Spicy fruit aroma. Quite dry, the familiar apple acidity recognizable. Nice.
Erasmus_ro (1675) - Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki, 05/06/13. Pours a yellowy orange with a large, large-bubbled, frothy head. Aroma is a load of hops: Grapefruit mostly, some pine. Light caramel. Taste is stingy hops: Grapefruit again mostly, some citrus, light pine, some biscuity maltiness. Hops really dominate. Palate is smooth, medium, not much carbonation.
jookos (3162) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Kitty. Golden. Really nice floral, fruity, hoppyness, with a bit of greenish leaves. Body is pale malty, smooth but adequately bittered. Biscuits, pines, a touch of toasted caramel. Really nice, best real in a while (for 3.50e/pint at least) .
chimpgibbon (404) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Vintage. Gold w/small head. Hoppy and fruity on the nose. Green apple and toffee then dry hoppiness and a light clean palate. Lingering dryness yet fruitiness. Decent.
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Beer Co Islington. Pours amber with a small, dense white head. nose shows the bitterness about to come. Some bright tropical fruits work in its favour. Taste is heavy tropical fruits, slightly sweet with some lengthy, favouring bitterness. Works very well together and balances nicely considering its bitterness. Great stuff
VastActiv (3517) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with medium thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, floral, hops, sweetness and malts. 3.3.
Tap at St Michael, Oulu. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Points are based on this rating.
laiti (6725) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask @ Black Door
Aroma is sweetish with berries, citrus, hops and toffee. Also some peaches and hay. Flavour is hoppy with fruits, hay, peaches, nettles and hints of apricot. Some off-flavours start to occur after some sips. Quite rich for a real ale. The hop profile is a bit unpleasant.