taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at port street beerhouse, Manchester. Smells sweet, floral, fruity. Orange gold with foamy white head. Tastes... confused. Sweet, boozy, bitter. Some banana, not much other fruit. Biscuits, tea. Interesting but doesn’t all come together for me.
brugmanneke (222) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(50 cl bottle) Amber, hazy, with a cream-coloured head. Intense aroma with a good balance of malts and hops. Like tropical wood, fir needles, nutty, hay, rye bread, a hint of caramel. Only minimal sweetness, taste is mainly bitter. Medium to full body, smooth mouthfeel, lingering aroma on the roof of the mouth. Clearly an English rather than an American IPA, and a very well-crafted and well-balanced one. Absolutely delicious, and I think I would like to taste more of those new hops as well!
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Chester Beer & Wine. Hazy amber pour with a generous off-white head. Rather muted nose, with some grassy hop and marmalade notes. Dryish flavour with some earthy and sweet malt notes alongside citrus and decent hop bitterness. Farly lively carbonation. Some english reserve in evidence here in comparison to the more in your face hop varieties from foreign shores. Perfectly drinkable and not without some charm.
johninmelb (1005) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Somewhat unassuming nose with some very gentle citric hoppy notes. Pours cloudy with a persistent and pillowy head. The flavour continues with the same unassumingness as the nose, but has a gentle exposition into something rather special. A well-balanced marriage (or is that a menage a trois?) of a talented microbrewer (Hardknott), the best of the established UK brewers (Fullers) and a forward-thinking approach to local produce and sustainability. When you see a beer with this ethical and provenant a pedigree you only have one hope - that it works. And it does. It won’t make you change your religion, but it’s a damn fine beer with a balanced complexity and a subtleness of hop that would have you coming back for more. If this is an english experiment, I can safely say it is an empirical success.
daniele (3781) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambrato scarico schiuma piuttosto abbondante grana media persistenten citrico cereale piuttosto secca leggero pepeato amaro piuttosto intenso poco naso leggere note fruttate
AleTsar (1337) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s 16th Oct 2012
Orange amber, slight haze, big frothy white head from bottle
Aroma - pale caramel malts, soft spicy hop, hint of orange
Taste - soft bit spicy english hops, caramel malts, touch of honey, nice, mellow
Palate - soft carb, medim body, some oilyness. Finish - smooth, mellow, little dry
Overall - It’s OK - not that hoppy, mellow, understated...I think I expected more from this collabaration...nothing that special here
dantheman278 (1320) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Slightly hazy orange yellow, thin bubbly head. Light dusty lemon fruits, spicy hop nose. Light lemon hop juiciness, perfumed hops, quite big bitter lemony finish. A nice idea, but not too exciting.
BenH (1335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Dave. Cloudy dark amber with white head. Slightly earthy aroma, caramel. Taste is earthy with caramel again. Quite puckeringly bitter. Ok
cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... huge white head ... sweet zezty orange nose ... quite sweet fruits ... soft toffee fruits ... light zezty orange ... soft floral hop
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 30/09/12.
Hazy golden blonde with a big bubbly white head.
Light caramel aroma, fruit tones, slightly sour nose.
Taste follows sour fruity flavour.
Medium bodied with the carbonation being pitched a little too high and spritzy for my liking.
Drinkable but a little disappointed with this one, expected something more!
tyler_durden (113) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ La Tana del Luppolo (Bologna). It pours amber with a huge white head on top. Bitterness very well balanced. Very good beer.