SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now this stuff is fantastic! and for coming out of Ireland, shows the direction of the beer scene there! inspirational! .. deep amber .. solid crazy good foam .. . rich resin, caramel and sheep shaggin blue dotted madness!! .. . just a pleasure to drink, the key: balance. malt and hops are there, in your face but still rounded. .. . . I now feel I’ve watched enough reruns of The Shawshank Redemption on basic cable that I’ll be able to successfully make it in prison.
rgf001 (149) - München, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pine and wood aroma. Cloudy Amber with white head that persists. Onion, Dank, Pine, resin, spruce, citrus, woody flavors. Dry finish. Well made IIPA but too dank for my taste.
darrenmarshall (4) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this when it first came out in Against the Grain, got a bottle on Saturday.
Big change, not good now
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper orange, nose is light cheese, juicy fruit, taste is a bit harsh, fruity, toffee.
BenH (2343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks J-Dawg. Amber with white head. Aroma is quite cheesy with citrus and pine. Taste of pine and grapefruit, resinous. Quite bitter.
McNeillR (1235) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comfy golden, greasy oily head. Straightforward enough pine party on the nose - blood orange and dried out grass. Initial taste is lean malt, crunchy mango fibres and dripping scrapes of passion fruit. Very impressive crispness, not other worldly but I’d say they do well to put this out consistently well. Finishes creamy cheesy and cooling, ABV forgetting juiciness.
Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers Hammy’s parents.
Scopey (6932) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. It pours hazy deep amber with a small white head. The nose is rich, orange peel, marmalade, resin, pine and alcohol. The taste is bitter orange, red grapefruit, resin, caramel, booze, peppery, oily and oily hop with a dry, citric finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich oily orange action, but decent enough.
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft zezty lemon fruits... Soft sweet fruits... Pithy orange fruits... Juicy hop... Floral fruits... Light bitter orange finish
stoutlout2 (5) - Sligo, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer, full on hop aroma and intensely bitter but not overly bitter, great balance. Best Irish IPA I’ve had yet, by far. Excellent
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draft and bottle. Hazy appearance with lovely hop aroma like sticking your nose imto a fresh grapefruit. There is no big bitterness and overall very balanced with the malt bill. A great IPA from Ireland that wouldn’t be out of place in the USA.