brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly murky dark copper colour with good off white head. Masses of carbonation which last for ages. Hoppy aroma. The flavour has more malt than hops for an IPA.
McNeillR (249) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hectic figgy nose with a well armed woody head. The name is in the body, very stern bubbles dice with a clear but almost wine red clarity. Thereís an almost dirty home brew murk to the outlined hops that brushes the zing on the palate to one side very quickly. Again, another super effort from an excellent outfit. (Bottle, Vip, Edinburgh)
BenH (1335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Looks great, ruby red/amber with tight beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, dried fruit, caramel, smells more like a Belgian ale. Taste is similar, some fruitiness, hint of chocolate, perfectly acceptable and balanced but not really what Iím looking for in either an amber ale(which it is) or an ipa(which it isnít), some hops present but not enough for me, quite estery with an almost spicy yeast thing going on. Moderately bitter finish. Quite original and no real flaws, just not for me.
markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield. Medium amber with a red hue. Fresh aroma, bright hops balanced with sweet caramel. Bitter and milky on the first sip. Brown sugar and soy dominate the palette. Finish is mellow with sweetness emerging.
Leighton (6960) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours dark, amber-red with a tight, creamy cap. Aroma holds subtle, resinous pine and herbs, light earth and caramel. Flavor is sweet with warm bread notes, toffee and caramel, pine, grapefruit, some ripe berries. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Sticky, resinous bitter finish, toasty malts and sugar, further caramel and toffee, and lasting pine. Very solid beer.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle one year old - not aged well. Nose us all hop resin which comes through in the taste. Not overly bitter but too grassy stale hops flavour for my liking.
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anders37 (12756) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ PapsÝ. Pours a hazy orange color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty and slightly bretty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bretty btter finish.
JohnRMurdoch (2256) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 Bottle from Ales by Mail. Soapy hoppy aroma. Medium brown colour cloudy with big beige foamy head. Strong hop & malt flavour, quite smooth. Somewhere between a premium bitter & IPA.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at The Rake, 30th Dec 2010, shared with reakt and thepeter. Hazy red amber with a line of white head. Grassy nose. Hoppy, sharp taste. Jam, resin at the front of the mouth but no weight in the middle. Decent finish. Smooth, just lacking body at this strength.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisOs.
Clear medium to dark orange red colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, dark orange - citrus, light grapefruit, spicy hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, peppery, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.