iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle, Tesco. Pours almost golden, nice ’typical’ IPA aroma. Totally refreshing, Left me with a good feeling this one.
Randy4Beer (385) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Dark amber verging on copper. One finger of bright white head. Minimal lacing. Fairly filtered. On the nose it is a blending of citrus and pine. More of that on the palate, with some light malt in the mix. All fairly bitter. A little bit of grassiness in there too. I’d buy and drink this again.
fsbw21086 (384) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden color with a white head. Aroma contains some pine, oranges, and lemons. The flavor is slightly bitter with some oranges, lemons, and tropical fruit notes. Aftertaste is bitter. Overall a nice session beer.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very thick head that lasts -- even the lacing stays up at the top of the glass forming what could be described as a Roman Aqueduct pattern. Beer has a nice light amber color too, though quite light for an IPA it does have the characteristic lack of bubbles. Malt shows through the typical floral hops in the aroma carrying with it a faint impression of tomato soup. Similarly, there are some tomato-garlic soup elements to the flavor, commendable for a beer style not known for much being able to show over the standard high floral hoppiness. The finish is more along the lines of a typical IPA in that hops come back further to the forefront. I agree that this seems more like a great pale ale than a robust IPA, but I’ll only dock it 2 overall points for this in that the beer is very satisfying in any case.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color with a very short lived head. Great pine/citrus/floral aroma. Flavor starts with lots of citrus and pine notes. Nice malt body comes through with a bitter finish. Very nice.
damzz (383) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 Pours a medium yellow-brown with a white head. Nose is hops with malt. Palate is full body with malt up front and hop bitterness at the end; aftertaste, lingers.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber, a bit lighter than the average IPA I would say, with a thin, quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is nice piny hops and a bit of sweet malt. The flavor is mostly bold, bitter piny hops with a sturdy backbone bone of syrupy malt. This beer isn’t quite as well balanced as the top of the line IPAs but all the right flavors are there, even if they are are blended perfectly. The mouthfeel is pretty good for the style. Overall solid, inexpensive and very sessionable.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a 2", white, foamy head. Lasting and lacy. Clear, golden-orange body. Moderate hop aroma dominated by citrusy American hops. Mainly grapefruit and mandarin orange. Flavor contains white grape, pear and the aforementioned citrus. Biscuit and bready malt underneath as well as some cereal. Hops have an almost vegetal quality, but avoid being offensive. Medium body is somewhat sticky and resinous...distracting. Moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty solid beer.
tinylightsrecs (380) - - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. A fantastic IPA. Delicate floral and fruity flavour, but still full bodied and satisfying
stef73 (380) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De couleur orange avec reflet rouge rubis avec assez bonne carbonisation . On sens tout suite une bière fleural et qui est très persistant avec une légère yo s agrume . Me bouche c’est très bien réussit le houblon est très présent et type est respecter avec succès