Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF. Golden with a small off-white head. Big peach and pine hop aroma. Sweetish juicy hop flavour with a firm bitterness.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Cask at GBBF.
Bright orange gold. Not much going on in the head department. Amazing aroma. So much hoppy goodness. So fruity is it that there is almost some black currant hints coming through. The flavour is just a massive hit of hop juice. Fruity as hell, loads of pine and spruce, lychee, a good spicy hit giving an almost ginger burn and a full hoppy punch in the finish. Great stuff.
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 At GBBF 2009. Gold, slight haze, thin line of bubbles. Big floral hop aroma. Thatís quite aggressive isnít it? Its pretty awesome. Lovely. Good IPA that I could drink all day.
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2009 ....amber ... big bright grapefruit hop nose ... dry fruits ... bitter grapefruit.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Pine fruit aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter lasting finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earlís Court 05/08/2009
Pineapple fruit aroma. Golden coloured very hoppy and fruity pineapple flavour with a crisp dry and bitter lasting finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned Gravity Dispense GBBF 09. I didnít write anything about appearance so read someone elseís work for that. The aroma is very inviting with lovely lemon and grapefruit citrus notes. The taste is hoppy and citric and strong. If anything itís too unsubtle, but hey ho.
oh6gdx (20923) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2009. Orange colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, floral, grassy and a bit toffeeish as well. Flavour is very nicely balanced of the same. Lovely and pleasant balanced IPA. Grassy and fruity bitter aftertaste along with some toffeeish notes.
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, almost clear color, not much head. Intensive tropical fruity aroma, kiwi, mango, a bit resin. Citrusy, resiny hoppy juicy flavor. Pale malty. A bit thin but otherwise this is quite well-brewed IPA. Long lingering fruity bitterness in the aftertaste. One of the best beers at GBBF 2009.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) at GBBF 2009, Day 2 @ 7.4%. A very solid West Coast IPA. Powerful pungent leafy, resinous aroma. Slightly less on the palate with a touch of sticky sweetness. This, coupled with perhaps a little too much astringence in the aftertaste, detracts slightly from the overall impression but still a very enjoyable tipple. Assertive but not overblown.
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, GBBF 09. Hazy gold with a small head. Aromas are lots of pineapple with lemon. Biscuit malts with floral notes. Soft but dominant hops. Flavours are sweet pineapple and other tropical fruit with caramel malts. Spiced oranges with floral notes. Very hoppy in a friendly way.