Lunkie (1484) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malt hop aroma with spices. Murky yellow colour with great head and lacing. Spicy malt hop flavour with cirriander. Smooth palate.
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in December 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Very slight aroma of dusty hops but difficult to detect much else - despite the 6.5%! Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a weak base which lacked both in body and complexity of flavours. There is a sweet golden syrup component but this is short lived. Aftertaste suffers from the same general malaise and hops can hardly be detected. Finish is sweet and thin with a faint alcoholic whiff. A poor Strong Ale and tasted far weaker than the 6.5% its meant to be.
danlo (1354) - 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.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - citrus and malt
A - mid gold, slightly hazy with thin head
T - light sweet with full strong bitter
P - mid and soft
O - decent, but not great
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Came out the bottle fighting, hazy caramel body with lively carbonation resulting in a large cloudy head that settled to wispy white. Yeasty aroma with emerging hoppiness. Short sweet maltiness overtaken by crunching hops and a rasping citric finish. Very drinkable for a 6.5% ale. Another first rate Durham ale.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark golden appearence. Lively herbal-hoppy aroma and flavor, tea and fruit, solid long lasting bitterness with a mineral edge. Durham brewery is getting more and more respect from me.
esox (1141) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, creamy and lacy head. Herbal/earthy, sweet floral and citrusy hop notes, yeasty esters. Dry biscuity Maris Otter, medium caramel. Dryish, crisp bitterness, mild but lingering bitter finish. Fresh, well balanced. Medium body.
The_Bish (1124) - 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 itís not an IPA. Who says it is? Iím not sure. Does anyone? Not me. I donít. Do you?
scotty (1064) - SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Waitrose Ponteland. Good clean copper with a fairly thick white head. Palate and nose are both well balanced, loads of citrus hops and well balanced malt. Lovely!
spacecube (1039) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty aroma. This is Durhamís interpretation of an IPA but there are lots of Northern English malts about it. It seems to me like a very strong and tasty bitter, itís very nice. On cask I reckon I could knoeck back plenty of these.Malty & nicely bitter. Good Stuff.