tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Last Post , Paisley (JDW) in May 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a thick white head. Strong floral hops noted in the long aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and goodlacing throughout. Mixed malts gives a heavy robust digestive biscuit base with toffee and currant fruit notes. Strong hop resins evident in the floral aftertaste, giving a strong dry bite. Orange oil and soft highland toffee noted in the sweet malty finish. An excellent American IPA and well recommended.
MadIndian (2280) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gift from Sj. Copper , clean pour with a nice floral hop and citrus aroma. Some fruits like grapefruit are present int he taste and complemented by the nice cascade hops. It’s ok.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber in the glass. Nose and taste of slight lemongrass and bitter. Rated 6/29/02
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dull orange amber body with a thin white lacing. Aroma is malty caramel hints of iron some light hop resins, this aint gonna be good. Dry malty raisin like caramel base and a hint of moth. This is not an IPA. the end.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Market Porter, London Bridge 18 Nov 08. A rapidly dissolving fluffy head. Inviting hoppy & fruity aroma. Sweet flavor of apricot. Some more fruity hints in the aftertaste.
SaintMatty (4499) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Standing Order JDW, Southampton) - Dark golden/amber in colour. Nicely hoppy aroma with grapefruit standing out. Hoppy and lightly fruity taste with the grapefruit notes giving a rather bitter finish. Not bad but a bit watery. It’s a shame this brewery has gone under.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Eastbourne Beer Festival, 9th Oct 2008. Amber, no head. Citrus hop aroma with lots of grapefruit. Taste is similar - very refreshing but also balanced. Sharp finish. Truly refreshing summer golden ale that would be perfect after you’d worked up a sweat. Unfortunately it seems I caught the last appearance as the brewery closed in November :(
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@BlindTastingSession. Hoppy aroma with sweet citrus and apple. Yellow color, off-white head, fair lace. Light sweet, light sourness underneath, bitter, iodine, peaty, hint of citrus. Very interesting but low drinkablity.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> Three Guineas, Reading RG1, England.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, creamy to frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, notes of peat, moderate hoppy, grass, grapefruit - orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (040508)
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BCA from Centurion Vintners, Stroud. Amber with a big, foamy white head and plenty of carbonation. Aroma of grapefruit, apricots and earthy malt. Full mouth feel with a slightly sweet malt flavour, with some caramel and a mouth puckering citric hop finish. Very good.