ALLOVATE (2538) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tuckerís Maltings, Newton Abbot, Devon.
At just on cool and into a pint. Simply faultless to look at. A sunny shade of orange and just whispily hazy with very fine, intermittent and sluggish carbonation. Rocky and thick, satiny pillow of white atop holds on well and leaves a thick weave of lace. Bright hops on the nose; pine, camphor, eucalypt, dusty herbs under layers of peach and apricot with inklings of toasted grain and sweet Anzac biscuits. So juicy is the fruit esters in the mouth. The body lighter than expected with spritzy carbonation giving it a racy mouthfeel. Citrus fruit like bitter/sweet valencia dominates over lowly, pasty malt flavours. A hint of salt sharpness amidst a very herbal, spicy and piney back end that peaks and drops off with a surprisingly subdued bitterness. The alcohol shows, giving a light warmth to it but is in check. Very well balanced ale. Would have loved to have seen more depth of malt, but itís otherwise another great beer from Teignworthy with respect to this old Maltster. (50cL, BBE 05/13)
leaparsons (8649) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with white foam. Aromas are floral with apricot and grapefruit. Yeasty with quite gentle spices. Lightly woody but light overall.
Flavours are sweet grapefruit with lots of spritzy yeast. some apple. Has the strength (almost) of an ipa but not the character. Still OK.
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a room temperature 500ml bottle into a traditional pint glass.
Appearance: Cloudy golden honey in colour, pouring with sizable creamy white head, with good retention. No visible carbonation at all.
Aroma: Fruity citrus, with a subtle hoppiness. Slightly acidic yeasty smell.
Taste: Sweet at first, almost sugary. Quickly replaced by dry, sharp fruity citric flavours, which are incredibly refreshing and crisp. The finish is bitter and hoppy.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Flat, yet crisp and clean.
Drinkability: Not a usual IPA, provides a much cleaner, crisper taste than most. Itís a fairly unusual taste but it really pays off. If you can get your hands on this beer, you wonít regret it.
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. From the back log of ratings that have accumulated over the past two years. Orange and flat with no carbonation.Fruity and well balanced.
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, bought at Tuckerís Maltings in summer 2006. Golden yellow, slightly hazy, impressive head, which is very persistent. Fantastic aroma of citrus fruit. Full-bodied, full of flavours of grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime. Solid malty base with a rather dry and hoppy finish. Long-lasting aftertaste. Fantastic brew.
Fin (8093) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, picked up at Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbott 14-11-06. This was super, Loz detected apricot on the aroma which had clearly passed me by, I noticed more citrusy notes in this light amber coloured beer, the hoppiness was a bit of a revalation for me as all too often I think we are a bit reserved in thie arena, wonderfully fresh juicy and flavoursome beer that really had a great kick to it, I really liked this and it was one of my best finds of the week.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
London Gathering Nov 05: Nice hoppy pine and citrus nose. Good malt character to back it up too. Nice.
JonMoore (1963) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Bottle. Light amber colour with a slim white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is also hoppy and fruity. Mouthfeel is a little disappointing, some what oily, could do with being a bit cleaner and crisper. Iím not sure about the late alcohol kick either. But despite this, I still like it; we need more of the these stronger, hoppier English IPAs. Re-rate, bottle from same batch, but much better. Mouthfeel crisp and clean, nice hoppy and fruit taste, good malt background as well. Well balanced. Very good.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005, bought from Tuckers Maltings beer shop. Well, here it is - a British made IPA thatís really difficult to place anywhere else. Pale bronze colour Highly hopped on the nose and on the palate. It has some US-style resinous notes. But it manages to retain some British reserve and lacks the vitality (some might say excess) that its US counterparts exhibit. Uses Goldings and Bramling Cross hops, which might have something to do with it, as might the British malts. I, for one, think that British brewers should be rather more adventurous and this is a worthy effort, even if not an unqualified suvccess. Nonetheless, I like it.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dry and slightly hoppy, quite subtle hop characters for an IPA. Slightly stale mouthfeel, with a touch of alcohol showing in the finish. A little dissapointing.