ianwelby (985) - SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not particularly aromatic, but itís a lovely-looking beer and it has a distinct taste without being overpowering and light enough to be able to enjoy a few.
onceblind (6671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Three Lions in Denver. Clear gold with a medium rocky head. The aroma was kinda biscuity with some light grassy "British" hops. Taste was clean and balanced with some appropriately zesty carbonation. Flavor starts grassy and hoppy, though not too bitter, then turns mildly sweet and malty with some pale grain and toast notes. Very balanced and a superb British IPA, ending just a little hoppy/herbal.
moonbeer (5) - IRELAND - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy bitterness, not much of a nose but good flavour profile,looks good in the glass and goes down easy,all in all a nice ale.
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden color with a nice white head. Leaving nice lacing down the glass. Aromas of fruits (apricots?), mild spices, clean hops and malts. Flavors of sweet malts, a good dose of clean British hops. Smooth and easy to drink. I would like a little more of the hop flavor. All in all a good English IPA.
neongolden (1108) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500mL bottle from the LCBO) Poured cool into a nonic pint, a pale amber with a decent white head that left lacing. Aroma was decently hoppy, smelled Old World with some lemon, pine, grass and a little bit of caramel malt. Flavour balanced between fairly sweet pale, biscuity malt with a hint of caramel and fairly zesty, lemony hops with moderate bitterness, finishes dry. Mouthfeel not thick but a little oily with soft carbonation. A quite English beer, not like American IPAs but fairly subtle, well-rounded and balanced, quaff-able.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden amber with creamy off wite head. Delicate lacing as the head slowly falls away. Aromas of light piney grassy hops and plenty of light sweet caramel. Flavours are initially quite sweet with light resiny bitter hop finish. Medium / medium light mouthfeel. Nice beer.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is fruity hops, seem American, some caramel, some spice. Flavour is medium to light hop bitterness, with a round and full hop flavour, proper palate, good balance. Very nice ipa.
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco
Amber...clear...frothy fluffy head...good lacing 4
Aroma - light aroma of pale sweet golden malts..hint of light caramel...slight bready notes...not a lot on the nose
Taste - golden pale malts...some biscuity malts...light sweet bit syrupy caramel..dash of honey...some light citrus hops....bit fruity....background of light bitter hops...well balanced...good subtle quite complex flavour...more sweet malty than hoppy
Palate - soft carb...medium body...light bitter sweet malt and citrus tangy on palate....oily texture...quite smooth. Finish - light citrus tang...sweet golden malts..some biscuit...bit of bitterness on the tail
Overall - Well balanced beer and easy drinking.....not that hoppy for an IPA but tastes good. Quite refreshing for a 5.3% beer.
jonno (2417) - JAPAN - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump. Just a good honest strong pale. Full bodied, a little fruity but in check, dry with a solid crystal malt body. Nice soft hoppy finish. Easy drinking and then some.
erickok (5031) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber body with beige soapy head. Light hoppy, spruce, and a soft base with red apple and cookies. Taste is also soft and nothing like modern bitter IPAs but certainly refined and easily drinkable. Does miss a fuller flavour though imho, even though I know it is how it is supposed to be. Well brewed but not as satisfying as I hoped. It did match well with my spicy chick pea soup. (50cl bottle)