john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bought Feb 2014; BB date March 2014; Drank Feb 2014. Amber in colour. Fruity; tangy citrus grapefruit and orange, hints of tropical fruit. Hoppy; floral, grassy, spicy hops. Malty base; sweet malts and caramel. Moderately bitter citrus fruity hoppy and dry throughout. Liked this. Decent, BUT (with hindsight) presumably NOT particularly fresh and the hops have mellowed out. Certainly a disappointment compared with the stunning Cask Pint of Six Hop which I had at the Cask Pub, Pimlico, London in March 2010. That Cask pint was Mega-Hoppy, fresh and in excellent condition. I would rate the cask pint at 3.8 but this bottle at 3.4. Therefore I have averaged this rate as 3.6. Moral: for hoppy English beers, drink fresh on cask if you can, otherwise avoid short dated bottles.
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: strong floral hops, some grass. Appearance: clear medium dark brown, small to medium white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: sweets at first intenser, then malty bitters coming up, but not too strong, massive grassy and floral hops again, average-long finish. Overall: atypical IPA, nice, but does not stand out. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.
AshtonMcCobb (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - deep amber with nicely proportioned head.
Nose - a lovely balance of pine, , grapefruit and biscuit malt.
Taste - ginger biscuits some grapefruit.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - beautifully balanced beer.
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours dark gold, thin, long-lasting white head. Aromas are tropical fruit, grapefruit, resin, caramel. Sweet malt is the first taste, hops coming through shortly after. Good bitterness, and a mineral, near saline note and the end. Very nice.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly rusty golden hue with white foamy head. Fantastic powerful hoppy nose with citrus, flora and a touch of herbs. Taste is hop filled with lemon, flora and a malty backbone with a long bitter after taste. A good complex beer with masses of hoppy niceness
JonMoore (1848) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - deep amber colour with slim off-white head. Sweet malty aroma, stewed fruits, hops in the background. An interesting/unusual taste, malts, caramel, with late fruity hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, softly carbonated. Interesting.
Dedollewaitor (13769) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Alesbymail. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Quite a lot of caramel, bread , nuts and citrussy hops. Smooth and dry.
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
081113. Bottle at home. Pours deep clear copper with a nice head. Aroma citrucy hops, some weeds, biscuit. Slightly sweet body. Slightly off balance but Not Bad.
daniele (5219) - ITALY - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
discreto ambrato buona schiuma un po grossolana discreta persistente buona nota maltata leggero fruttato citrico agrumato buon amaro attenuazione media discreta nota erbacea
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Clear deep golden. Aroma of stale hops, a bit weedy. Sweetish and caramelly flavor with light fruitiness, stale hops and mild bitterness. Medium-bodied.