mikovacic (11) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - AUG 4, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cooked vegetables, leaves, basement aromas, barnyard, earthy, butterscotch, leaves, cheese
GuiPereira (3) - Sorocaba, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Marvellous, light bodied, spicy and earthy hops with a slight citrus finnish. Drink from bottle at room temperature. Much more equilibrated than any other.
tomivar (9) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
En meget god Ýl. Ettersmaken et den beste av samtlige Ýl jeg har smakt noensinne. Anbefales pŚ det sterkeste.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish copper with a head that sustains kinda like a hot spring. Bit of a smoky grass aroma. The flavor is full-bodied, oakey, nutty, woodsy, with a hint of smoke and well rounded. An excellent ale with an 'old world' character.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh, Mr. IPA - I could never be mad at you. God I love this style. Grabbing one or six brewed by the heavyweights at Fuller Smith and Turner doesn't hurt my day a bit. This brew pours a medium sparkling copper. The thick off white creamy dense head is fully lasting with stellar lacing that sticks to the side of my glass in gobbing sheets. The nose is fresh and and outstanding combination of toasted malt cereal, dried figs and raisins. The flavor is deep and complex starting slightly sweet and alcoholic and bringing up the rear with a burned caramel bitterness. The palate is perfect - full and creamy and soft. The finish feels just a tad chalky. Superb: Bravo!!
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2001
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 I guess my tastes have changed, but this is a tremendous IPA... similar to Sam Smith's IPA, though a little more refined...
philgill (20) - - MAY 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, love the taste of this one. Bitterness lingers leaving citrus, grassy notes. Pours a deep gold, head dissipates quickly. Really is a tonic
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Hazy amber, big off-white head. ***
Nose: Mix of pinewood and toffee notes, some spices, orange peel. ***
Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit watery. Medium carbonation. ***
Taste: Tropical fruit, mild pinewood, some leather, hints of toffee and licorice at first. hops and toffee malt in the intriguing middle, again with a bit of licorice. Medicinal notes, pine and resin in the finish, long after taste of toffee, pine and some lemon. ***
Impressions: Different label, same complex, fascinating beer as always. Lots of different spices, fine malty depth, and still unmistakeably an IPA. Not only one of Fullerís best beers, but one of the best of its style overall. Great beer!
Beerheart65 (1417) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mild aroma is fresh and fruity with toffee caramel and some nuts. Very good aroma. Pours light amber, clear. Short staying head, some lacing. Taste is dryer than aroma. Still fruityness. Maltiness is nice and diverse. Dries in long finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Bitterish. Liked a lot. Fullerís makes such nice beers.
Holmen2 (2927) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden orange. Good off-white head and lacing. Superbly inviting and refreshing aroma, with oranges, gras, grapefruit and a hint of biscuit. Similarly fine taste and aftertaste. A fantastic well-balanced English IPA!