JohnCook101 (419) - - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear copper with a small head. Good uncomplicated hoppy aroma. Flavours of citrus peel, a little yeast, moderate malt and plenty of hops. Has an intense bitter finish. Well balanced and very nice.
imdownthepub (11384) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Gold to amber with white head. Initially this proved to be a zesty, grapefruit hop laden beer, crisp. As I drank through it a twangy, sourish, boiled vegetable note appeared, not enough to detract too much from the beer but it has reduced the mark. Slightly flabby finish but the start was great.
sblsimone85 (355) - USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.We could tell you it’s a black IPA, and if we did we would be letting you into a great secret. But as you don’t believe in black IPA, you can just pass over this beer and move back to your dark mild as after all, black beer shouldn’t taste this good.
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olio (7517) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 12.07.2015.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Grassy notes and some citric fruits on the nose, faint earthy notes too. Bitter grassy flavor, lemon and grapefruits, very distant berry notes, some not-so-pleasant boiled vegetables too. Something’s a bit off here, not very pleasant.
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester. Clear golden with a small head. Mainly hopped, although there’s a pleasant bitterness attached to this ale as well. There’s a small sweetness here too, mostly evident in its nose.
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Clear rusty orange color, medium sized quite quickly diminishing white head that leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, spicy hops, citrussy. Tastes alike: again citrussy, spicy hops, a bit zesty and some orangepeel and a decent to firm maltyness. A bit too sharp / too much hop spicyness for me. Average body and carbonation.
berkshirejohn (5160) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. Golden amber with a ring of white head; leafy hop aroma; light malty body with a orange citrus taste; and a spicy bitterness to finish.
spacecube (1320) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, pours clear golden brown, light malts, zesty citrus, straw. Light body, thin texture, dry moderate bitter finish.
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown, quite hazy, full white head. Aroma of tea, fruits, hops and raspberries. Tase: Medium bitter, fruity, a bit of malt and biscuit. Well balanced and fizzy. Full body and refreshing!
jamestulloch (2121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Hazy bronze body with a thin off-white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of lime sherbet, green apple and tonic water. Flavour of grapefruit, bitter lemon and caramel. Thin body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Sharp and zesty.
blackisle (1196) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear pale amber, many tiny bubbles, large frothy white head, mostly lasting, good flocky lacing; fresh citrus aroma, grapefruit, some caramel; taste is medium bitter and slightly sweet, citrus, spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, quite sharp on the tongue, average carbonation, aftertaste is dry bitter, peppery notes, earthy feel; good but too dry for a bitter, not really a session ale.