DruncanVeasey (6101) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, - MAY 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange with a fine collar of froth and clinging lace. Earthy citrus aroma with a big waft of grapefruit, floral hops, hopleaf, chunks of pineapple jelly. La Rulles and Tunnel. Pithy, ashy and a bit fizzy in the mouth, with tangy orange and grapefruit, peanut, sweet biscuity malt. Just a bit soft and mealy to finish, but the hops are ticking the right boxes. Decent, solidly hopped bitter with enough hop clout to qualify as an IPA proper, and more character than some proclaimed IPAs several % stronger. And I bet the cask version is even better.
madmitch76 (9832) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
18th August 2010
Very hazy gold beer, good off white head. A few dark particles in the head and the beer. Light semi soft and semi dry palate. Minerally light malt dominates the hops which present mild grapefruit bitterness and a little orange peeping through. Finishes crispy and dry with a mild bitter hop aftertaste. Goes down easy.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Banana, spice and citrus
A - Mid to dark gold with thick lasting head
T - Light sweet with subtle bitter
P - Medium and soft
O - Not great I.P.A...an alright weissen
kseecs16 (1157) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Pied Bull, Chester, UK. Golden with a creamy white head with nice swathes of lacing. Light floral, bitter flavor with a slight toasty character. Medium bodied, creamy.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light unclear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, berry, caramel notes, light hoppy, orange, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (220808)
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Hazy golden with a rough, white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Light body with plenty of phenols and yeast with a light sourness. Dry and bitter finish. 220808
TEJA (1146) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Monks.
Nice big head that lasts.
Big english hop taste with a plesent bitterness combined with some maltiness. Little too high carbonation.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. Pours out in a cloudy orange colour with a frothy lasting off white foam. Quite sharp hoppy aroma of mature oranges, lemon-zest and wet grass with sweetish notes of apricots and dust. Medium-bodied with a strong tangy orangey hop flavor with notes of yeast, dust, straw and nectarines. Grainy mouthfeel. Long bitter finish of crackers, nuts, wet grass and orange-peels with acidic undertones of immature nectarines. A robust fruity ale which has signs of infection.
yngwie (10754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, shared by fonefan. A hazy, orange beer with a small beige head. Dusty, citrusy aroma, but with enough malt and hops to save it from being totally off. Some citrusy-sour flavors, with fruity hops and bitterness doing the rest of the job. Malty flavors almost completely hidden by the others. Medium body. Fruity and bitter finish. Sure, it’s a drinkable and quite refreshing beer, but very boring and not very IPA-ish. (080822)
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy orange with a slowly collapsing off-white head. Bitter and citrus to grapefruit hops aroma. Flavour holds a mild caramel malt base and a fruity lingering grapefruit and citrus hops flavour. Mild orange fruity finish with a vague milky touch and medium dry bitterness.