madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th February 2015
Bright clear gold beer, untidy pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with mild fine carbonation. Smooth pale malts, mildly sweet, trace of cream. Hops start with a modestly bitter floralness. The mid brings mild pine, pith, citric fruits and a nice mild peach. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Mild bitter linger. Clean and pretty drinkable.
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Navigation Tavern Beer Festival, Mirfield. Potent and hoppy paler golden ale with a thick creamy-frothy head. It’s strength is evident with an understated tropical fruitiness that lingers in the palate.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop on 13 September. Poured a mid-golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, peppery hop and bready malt. Sweet fruit flavours; mango and lychee, mixed with biscuit. Finish was resin, dry grain and dried fruit.
martynhall20 (15) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. No head, very small light carbonation bubbles. Amber colour, cloudy and some sediment. Citrus aroma, lemons and grapefuit. This carries on in the taste, but bitter like grapefruit rind. The taste lingers, comes back in a second wave of bitterness too. Nice, but its difficult to distinguish much other than citrus.
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 At the recruiting Sergeant in Horstead. A really good solid floral, citrusy hoppy ipa. Superb
Garrold (3055) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Real Ale Shop, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk. Hazy, pale amber. A film and a few bubbles of white head. Hmm, tastes a lot like butterscotch. And presumably that isn’t intended? Not a lot else, bar a background, light hop. Taste is more of that, with a fair amount of bitterness. Dry, bitter finish. Not great. Shame. There’s probably a good beer in there.
chimpgibbon (436) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Real Ale Co.. Boasting crisp citra hops, this was however very generic English bitter ale, sweaty and lacking in fruitiness. Decent bitter finish but not complemented by any depth of character. To be fair probably better on cask.
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Newcastle Beer Festival 2014) - Hazy golden in colour. Grapefruit, gooseberries and lemon in the aroma. Hoppy and fresh taste with tangy grapefruit dominating.
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg@ earl of Essex. Clear golden caramel colour. Nice white head. Slight veggie on the nose with fruit. Malty Toffee, candy sweetness with pineapple and mild bitterness. Good.
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BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity poured half-pint at the Kings Head, Norwich on 20 Apr 2013.
Golden amber body with a thin white crown that didn’t hang around.
Semi-sweet for an IPA with a mildly malt nose, where have the hops gone? Traces of citrus smells as the beer warmed a little in the glass and a mini bitter finish in the taste, otherwise we are talking malts here.
Solid enough (I like sweet flavoured brews), but I was expecting a hoppy IPA like usual, not a slightly citrus/grapefruit tasting beer with a malt front and aroma.