madmitch76 (17446) - , 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.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... copper big bubbly white head ... spicy grapefruit hop nose ... big fruit ... lots of grapefruit ... little resiny ... odd back note from a hop im not sure of ... decent enough
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2011. Deep gold slight haze. No real head. Some hops on aroma fruit salad style. Better in mouth. A little syrupy but some decent pepper hop on finish. Quite tasty but funnily enough a little watery too. Some sherbert hop. Initialy I wasnt yhat keen but it did win me over
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest í09. Gold with slight head. Hmmmm, I wanted to like it lots, but it didnít quite hit the right notes for me, it was particularly sweet and flabby, I like sharpness in an IPA. There is a sweet hop note and a fruity malt. Never mind.
FatPhil (10259) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Mill, Cambridge)
Peach aroma. Rich gold. Sweet, but quite bitter, and again peachy hops in the mouth. Nice carbonation for a real ale. You can tell that itís a pretty serious beer, but not stupidly so. Good one.
Fin (8172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Gravity at Banbury Beer Festival, Oxon, 08-05-09 Pours warm gold with a filmy white head. Plenty of ripe fruity flavours and its malty, but overall I agree with what Glen says this is let down by its sweetness, thick and rather cloying at times, its sticky but its still not so bad. A7 A3 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity at the Volunteer, Bristol 30/3/2013. Amber with a decent white head. Sweetish, peach and tangerine fruits, with some spicy hops and a dryish finish. Good.
SaintMatty (5808) - 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.
ManVsBeer (5461) - 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. Itís strength is evident with an understated tropical fruitiness that lingers in the palate.
BlackHaddock (4686) - 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 didnít 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.