nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly cloudy dark amber hue with a small off white foamy head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Glorious aroma strong in hoppy floweryness and citrus. This follows through to the taste which is citrusy and floral with a long bitter aftertaste. A good example of how an IPA should be.
graham_murphy (212) - - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhere between an English IPA and an American IPA ... and a bitter. It’s got the crisp hops, with the citrus and pine taste, only not too much of them. What’s really interesting is the floral taste - quite a strong taste of rose turning to honey. Wasn’t expecting that and very pleasantly surprised.
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; clear, amber, thin white head; aroma of hops; flavour is fruity, tending toward the more exotic end of things - ripe pineapple, soft grapefruit, mango, orange; slightly sweet; juicy, well-balanced, high quality; reminiscent of St Austell Proper Job and of a similar high standard
zacgillbanks (1741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An amber beer with sweet orange marmalade and tropical fruit flavours followed by bitterness with pine on the finish.
kraddel (2340) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thnx to cgarvieuk
50 cl bottle at home
Sticky moist on the side of the bottle / inside of the metal cap
Pours light amber , good white foam
Smell and taste are sweet , sugary hops . Also get some green hops in the taste , but not to much . Bitterness is there as well
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml dark glass bottle. Unfiltered. Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013. Good malty - nice earthy rugged feel to it - unlike a lot of UK "craft" beers and most American beers. You can feel the yeast here, and that’s largely due to some very high quality bottle conditioning. I like this a lot. There’s fresh, citric American (and English?) hops - but not excessively so. As a style it appears to sit between an English premium bitter and an APA, though much closer to English in style - it has the rugged earthiness and character of a premium bitter, and some of the zest of an APA. It’s a lovely drink.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber pour with a light haze, white head. Grapefruit, mango and pineapple aroma. Tropical fruit and citrus flavour. Full on fruit action. Bitter-sweet finish. Refreshing and darned tasty too.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, pineapple and caramel. Similar flavours with a nice bitter finish. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very sessionable.
mr_h (2320) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh - clear deep golden ale, good off-white head, grapefruit, fruity aroma with hint of pine, similar flavour, oily feel, prolonged citrus aftertaste
jamestulloch (990) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Very clean, dry aroma. Subtle aroma of pine, biscuit, grapefruit and freshly cut grass.
Appearance: Clear, golden body with a large white head. Medium carbonation. Light lacing.
Taste: Pronounced woody and biscuity flavours with some grapefruit and orange. Fresh taste with a nice, bitter finish.
Palate: Thin to medium body with a watery mouthfeel. Light carbonation prickle.
Overall: Somewhere between an American and a British IPA. Pretty good.