danlo (2487) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the Cheese & Wine Shop Darlington. Poured a clear golden orange amber colour, frothy fine white head and aroma of spicy citrus. Taste is malt caramel with pine and a citrusy note, through to a slightly woody light dry bitter finish. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Quite drinkable IPA.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy yellow/orange with frothy head. A light caramel with an earthy pine needle citrous aroma. Tasty beer, this brewery has yet to dissapoint.
oh6gdx (25224) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep goldeny orange colour with a small bubbly/fluffy head which leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, some spruce, sweet fruityness as well as some slight herbal notes. Flavour is rather similar with some resiny and nectary notes as well. Quite rich carbonation.
berkshirejohn (5951) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Amber with a thin white head; rather muted, gentle aroma, piney, citrus, and spicy; full bodied and hoppy from the start, quite spritzy in the mouth, with a rough, woody flavour; and a rather nettley finish.
ration (2126) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
280912. Bottle at salhojankadun pub, tampere. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Aroma citrusy hops, fruits, spices. Fruity sweet taste. Hoppy for an english beer. Not Bad.
bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Delirium Café. Pours dark copper with a creamy 3 finger white head. Aroma is very floral/perfumey. Med body. Flavor is very floral with some light fruit. But it comes out bitter in the finish!!! To f------ die for. Brillliant ale!
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pillowey head. Quite a perfumed taste. Rather unusual in that the taste is not orangey, lemoney or grapefruit. I prefer other Durham bottle-conditioned beers.
mjs (6395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Black Door, 20120831) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and long lasting. Aroma had grass, malts and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grain, malts, grass, alcohol and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, boozy and bitter. Not a very pleasant brew but had nice grain flavour and decent grassy hop aroma.
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drunk at Cotteridge Wines very very good beer sampling party. Their version of an IPA is not really a version that I would bother with again. Beause it’s not an IPA. Who says it is? I’m not sure. Does anyone? Not me. I don’t. Do you?
DanielBrown (4373) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clear gold, no head. This struck me as more of a Golden than a IPA. Hops are more backgroundish, rather than being the main feature. Smooth, easy drinking yes, but in this case easy drining means that the tongue is not stunned by overt hop content. Certainly pleasant, but not a show stopper.