mR_fr0g (6129) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Battersea Beer Fest. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffe malts, spicy hop with light earthy orange notes. Nice golden orange colour with lasting frothy off white head. Flavour is Caramel orange, biscuity malt, touch of pine, mineral. Stuff berry esters. Quite sweet caramel. Balance is pretty good malt / hops. Low bitterness, slighlty earthy.
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 (2311) - 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 (4135) - 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 (7036) - 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 (2025) - 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 (14844) - 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 (2036) - 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 (6784) - ITALY - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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