Cybion (92) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, 500 ml. Drunk from said can. I remember this pouring a generic amber colour with a fair amount of creamy white head. Aroma of honey, with perhaps a small amount of resinous hop presence in there, but very minimal for something calling itself an IPA. Tastes quite weak and watery, again the main presence being honey, with a little bit of hoppy bitterness on the back end. Very watery mouth feel with minimal carbonation. Quite bland overall but probably one of the better budget beers available, and for a while in my early years of drinking this was my go-to alternative to lager (still is on occasion, usually when there’s nothing better on tap).
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper with an off white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of grassy hops. Taste of grassy hops, malt, slight roasted. Medium body, medium carbonation.
davidtjm (828) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour, grassy malt aroma. Taste is earthy, malty and slightly tangy, light bitter notes on the finish. Easily drinkable, but nothing special
BitchPls (621) - FINLAND - APR 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red, copper. Big foamy head. Smells like a pilsner. Watery body. Mild hops and bitterness. Some caremel and cooked vegetables and metal. Tastes a bit odd. This isn’t good but not horribly bad either. More like a bitter than an IPA.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: CleR amber/copper with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Biscuit, bread, grassy, herb, peppery, light caramel and orchard fruit.
Taste: Medium bitter, low/medium sour, low sweetness and a slight saltiness.
Palate: Thin grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt biscuit, peppery, bitter finish with a gentle sourness.
Comments: Ok and glass lace.
beeebon (261) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is usually pretty cheep to buy in tins and is a surprisingly drinkable and alright weak bitter. It has enough bitterness of taste to make it worth getting through. Nothing to get excited about but it’s ok!
Beerheart65 (1116) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 Nice clear amber with off-white big frothy head. Not that ipaish aroma has lots woody malt, caramel, earthy. Nice malty flavor but can’t say I think it is ipa, more bitterish, medium body, quite soft, medium long malty finish. Well this is just barely ok. Not good as ipa.
JohnRMurdoch (3669) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint keg @ The Bridge Terminal 3 Heathrow Airport. Medium brown, reasonable head. Mild oaty malt aroma. Dry spicy caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable for a 3.6% keg bitter.
Theydon_Bois (12059) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on the train to WAT cheers to JF, a rates a rate and we’re headed to Partizan followed by Kernel so all will end well, 28/12/13.
Clear golden with a good sized off white head, identified by some table spillage.
Nose is light caramel, toasted maltings, light orchard fruit.
Taste comprises grain, apple skins, GK yeast strain, dull caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry grassy notes and lite bitterings in the closure, a touch watery.
Sizzler80 (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
How in the name of jaysus can you call this an IPA? They would have sent this back. Almost very nearly got poured down the drain because it is sold as an "IPA". Call it a bitter and you’re closer. A below average bitter at that.