AdiBeer (1994) - 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 (3765) - 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 (544) - 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 (2560) - 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 (4234) - 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 (6400) - 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
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, Shrewsbury. Bought to see what all the fuss is about. Seemed to be the talk of the town once it hit the shelves of the local Sainsburys. And I can see why.. lined up against all the usual ale suspects this is extremely refreshing. Smooth, floral with a few juicy drops of lime. Good stuff.
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Pours rusty yellow with a small head, aroma is hoppy with bubblegum, orange and rose petals, flavor is bitter and floral with lemon skin, medium bodied
kerenmk (3206) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Clear gold-amber. Hoppy, fruity aroma and a little green, too. Hoppy but slightly grainy taste, medium-bodied, grainy finish. Good.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold with massive white head due to high carbonation. Hop and citrus aroma slight citrus taste at start quickly becoming bitter and I thought a little bready that dulled the IPA style Ok but have had better