DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 03/08/2010
Big hop aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter finish.
oh6gdx (21929) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Ambery golden colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, wood, nectar, some alcohol as well as some slight caramel malty notes. Flavour is fruits, fruits, fruits, wood and some floral hops, herbs and some mild alcohol.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... darkn copper ... bubbly tan head ... big dry pine hop nose ... big big dry pine hop ... little toffee malt in linger .
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF ’10. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aromas of berries, caramel, quite fruity, tangerine and pineapple. Sharp citrus tang. Quite herby. Limes, lemon rind and pineapple flavours. Sharp hoppy finish.
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at GBBF, Trade Day 03-08-10 Pours amber this is another good looker, some stray bubbles around the edge. The aroma is a touch sweet & malty but there are some resinous hops there also. Thick and substantial feel in the mouth, nice bittersweetness going on, some malts and tropical fruits also detected. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
lamas (1426) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on 07/18/10. Came to the table a slightly hazy copper color with a skim of a tan head. A moderately pungent aroma of grapefruits, pine, caramel, and some biscuitiness. Medium-bodied. The flavor starts with a decent amount of caramel and a biscuity maltiness. Lots of grapefruits follow. Kinda resiny at the end. A touch of warming alcohol underneath it all. Quite tasty.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Franklin’s. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, grapefruit. Nicely bitter good strong hop presence. Malt backbone isn’t quite up to the task bit really nice DIPA offering.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear bronze orange with a thin ring of white bubbles. Has a fresh assertive grapefruity hop nose with light caramel malty sweet notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet lightly toasted pale malts with a juicy resiny hop flavor and bitterness for balance before a citrusy bittersweet finish. A very nice double ipa, it just could’ve used a little more head.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, mango/pineapple, some grapefruit, pine. taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some mango, light pineapple. Medium body, some resin.