BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle: BBD 12 May 2014, poured into two half-pint glasses at home on 15 Feb 2014.
A full and fairly deep white crown sat on top of both golden copper coloured halves, the beer being clear and clean looking.
The nose and taste were a fine blend of semi-sweet maltiness with peppery, spicy hops and a fruity undertone.
Easy to drink and with enough alcohol kick to let you know youíve had a drink.
kufdam (124) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle. Kudos for producing an organic beer. Tastes more like an ESB than an IPA. Orange comes through from the hops but soap also and not a great flavour to find in a beer.
olliejobbins (697) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle. pours a clear gold/orange. aroma is of weak citrus and wet straw. taste is much the same. not the full bodied ipa i would like. doesnít really deliver.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Deepish gold ber with thin white head. Itís a decent fruity premium bitter. Some peppery hop on the finish. Decent malts. Itís actually a good example of what an ESB should be. Fine.
Osprey87 (1092) - London via, WALES - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange. Taste - sweet caramel with a dry malty but watery finish.
kappldav123 (4541) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big thanks to quack-duck for that one. Bottle in unusual format, but looks good. Beer in the glass dusty-yeasty, small head. Starts strong, quite soapy, metallically-dry. Finish moldy with hints of lemon. Strange IPA.
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as "Duchy Originals from Waitrose Organic India Pale Ale". Edgeware Waitrose in London. Pours copper with a few white bubbles. Aroma is fruity. HInt of citrus. Med body. Flavor is a little earthy with some very light roast malt and something like very light stone fruit - maybe peach. It is bitter, but not too much so, so Iím wondering why this isnít a "bitter" rather than an IPA. Ah well. Drinks ok.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle, 2012 edition) Hazy, golden colour with a short off-white foamy head. Slightly yeasty malty aroma with notes of English orange marmalade and a touch of caramel. Mildly sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft, if not tame carbonation. Fruity and malty taste with yeasty spots and shy hints of caramel; sweet-bitter, fruity and slightly woody hoppy finish. Rather average. 06.II.13
pivnizub (8545) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (donated by Quack-Duck!): Deep golden, hazy, stable white and lacy head, fruity-toasty nose with some woody hops in the second row; dry bitter flavour, light bodied, short dry bitter and malty finish. O.K. ...
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Bottled 05/01/13. An orangey coloured beer with an off-white rug of head. A farty fusty pasteurized aroma which is not at all nice. Better in the mouth with some orangey fruity hops but there is plenty of boiled sweets flavours. Very problematic. I wonder if Charles drinks these beers? Score 2.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 2.7