nigos (631) - 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 (272) - - 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.
Beese (1462) - 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.
a_cross (593) - 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 (2091) - 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 (2705) - 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 (5156) - 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 (1907) - , 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 (2711) - 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