kerenmk (1869) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks troubles. Pours clear reddish copper with white wave. Salty, grainy and a little buttery aroma. Unpleasant mild bitterness and cardboard in the mouth. Malty finish, light body - watery.
danlo (799) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can. Pours a clear copper dark amber colour, foamy off-white head leaving lots of lacing, and aroma is malty mash with a faint hint of floral hop. Taste is similar, malty, with caramel plus a slightly roasted note, and a very light dry bitterness. Light bodied with medium carbonation. OK.
wimpyjoe (2637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep darker copper coloured bitter, practically no head. Has a dry bitterness about it, some mild IPA character.
Ktwse (1380) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typical UK IPA, thus not my favorite style. Pours clear amber, low head. Aroma of caramel malt, grass, bread, some floral hops. Taste is kind of mellow with low bitterness and slight sweetness. Abrupt finish, light body.
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mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Archive. Orange in colour with a nice dense head. The aroma lets this beer down a bit as it is a bit grainy, no hops in the aroma at all. The flavour is also a little bland with not a lot going on. Drinkable but not all that great.
JohnCook101 (241) - - DEC 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep copper with very little head. Mild malty aroma. Light spice, a fair bit of caramel malt and moderate bitterness. Fairly short finish. Pretty average.
PlinyHarris (28) - - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for one of the most generic real ales going. The sort of one you see going in a franchise pub or a huge mock Tudor pub off a slip road as a "hey look, we sell real ale now TAKE IT" option while children scrike and run around the place and the polite but thick waitress tells you the chef’s gone off even though it’s not yet 2pm. All I can currently think of it is a template of an IPA, which isn’t a bad thing. No, the reason Greene King IPA is a bad thing is that they close down smaller breweries. Also, I kept this in a can once for over a year before resorting to it, and the result was a completely ridiculously festy expired brew, which I used to scare my mates with before pouring down the sink.
seritomi (277) - HUNGARY - OCT 13, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Szép a színe de semmi több. Híg, savanyú, kommersz hullámokkal támad. Végén tűrhető keserűség. Ha nagyon beleszagolok érzek egy kis chinookot... talán... Nem IPA ez inkább egy snassz angol ale.
Palme (2909) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5l can. This is a clear champagne-brown beer with a nice medium sized and heavy lacing off-white head. Some sweetness on the aroma, hints of peachy fruits and a little bit of bubblegum. Not extreme, but nice enough. Mild oily to watery mouthfeel, and it’s soft to average carbonated. Not to extreme in flavor really. Really low on the bitterness, it’s mild floral, some thin maltiness going on with a hint of something light burned. Ehm, this is quite a boring one - even for a English style IPA, but it does certainly not have any clear flaws. Drinkable. 03.08.2012
Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2012
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Well, I did try, first to consider this a goold old version of "british IPA", as they evolved to be, before their re-birth with Meantime and others. Not a chance. Then I tried hard to at least like it. Poor appearance, with no head, aroma of some cheap malted syrup. Tastes the same, too sweet, no bitterness (why even classify it as a bitter then?). No detectable finish. Pretty hard to like anything about it. Even the Tui IPA, as sweet and non-IPA, is much better.