hohops (277) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance- golden and fairly clear, solid 1-2 finger white head. Aroma- floral hops, hint of zesty fruit, some grapefruit. Taste- lemons, maltiness in the background, hoppy notes, lots of bitterness, medium mouthfeel but definitely clingy. Refreshing, nice.
mkel07 (3334) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Big head above an amber beer. Good finish, a little dry with a solid body.
Mr_Pink_152 (640) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma has herbs and earthy pine. Flavour is orange and biscuity malt, but a touch watery.
JorgeLee (1178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the Champion W2. Golden colour, thin white foam. A pleasantly hoppy ale. Slight hint of syrupy oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish, hops are slightly floral, pine, fruit. Reasonably drinkable, being ’only’ 5% makes it just about ok for the pub, but packs in a decent amount of flavour.
AdiBeer (1026) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: intense floral hops, some fruity notes, maybe some grapefruit. Appearance: clear dark gold, small white frothy head. Taste:light bitter. Palate:intense bitters, very hoppy, flowers, grass, getting very dry in the quite long finish. Overall: great "English IPA" / hoppy Golden Ale, nice intense hoppy aroma. Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Pimlico.
AshtonMcCobb (2466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Re - rate again on cask at the Haymarket. Much more tropical fruit going on in both nose and palate. Mango and papaya. Very enjoyable.
Previous rating 23.06.14 = 7+3+6+4+13 =3.3
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - dark amber with a decent head.
Nose - lemon and grapefruit and some sweet bread notes.
Taste - grapefruit mostly just a touch of elusive sweetness.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a zingy texture and the long dry finish.
Overall - solid but slightly unbalanced.
AWS9 (474) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Somewhat plain hazy gold pour. Nice hoppy nose. Spruce, grass, wheat, citrusy bitter finish. Some bready character. Not a dramatic IPA, but quite solid.
Beese (1651) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity at the Battersea Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear, deep golden colour, with a halo of white head. Big aroma of citrus hops, with tropical fruits and toasted malt. Grapefruit hop flavours, with nice biscuity malt base and juicy mango. Finish was nicely balanced pine hop bitterness, bready malt and tinned fruit.
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and clear. Slightly lively upon opening with a lively medium head. Taste is bitter with some hops floating around. Quite easy to drink but nothing exciting.
daniele (5345) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Deep golden light cloudy good head citrus note good dryness light fruity good bitterness good drinkability light floral