elbernays (633) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with fluffy off white head. Nice lacing. Head stays. Looks great. Big toffee on nose, huge malt presence. This overpowers the hops which are floral, grass, spruce and strawberry. Flavour is sweet heavy malt. Body is full. Nice lifting bitter hit which with the amount of malt gives a tangy hit on finish. No hint of water or alcohol. All managed well. Nice red (ipa)
Mjp12 (445) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an ultra frothy head, great hoppy bitterness, which is balanced out by quite a sweet fruity flavour. Tasty .
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany-red color with a large head. Aroma is very hoppy and crisp, resin, some caramel malts, citric fruits and gooseberry bush. Flavor is citric with fruits, mild caramel malts, again lots of resinous hops and gooseberries on the finish. There is sadly some weird strawberry-like off-note that ruins the show a bit. Bitter fruity palate, a bit harsh tangy feel to it even, lingering malty finish. Nice despite the off-flavors.
JoshuaStranger (189) - - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at pub. Reddish colour,big foamy white head which takes alot of time to disappear. Slight aroma of fruits and hops. Taste is citrrs,little piney,decent hop bitterness and,as it warms,a sweet caramel aftertaste.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Frothier than a Kavos foam party. Little bit raw but magnificently hopped.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish Amber in colour. BCA; some sediment. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops; decent hop bite. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Slightly spicy. Malty; toffee, sweet malts. Bitter hoppy citrus fruity meets sweet caramel malts. Liked this. Nice IPA!
jjsint (929) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straggler bottle from 2013 Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt. Pours reddish light brown, massive khaki head. Smells of grass & strawberry jam, or... anyone remember Hawaiian Punch? Less synthetic than that but you get the idea. Taste is prominent bitter following initial sweetness. Well balanced. Thin carby palette.
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys, Streatham, London - (on a special at 60p a bottle, bargain) copper/ dark reddish pour with an off-white persistent head and lacing. Fresh hoppy aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, slight treacle, hops citrus and a bit of toffee, great bitterness on this. Lovely drop.
mr_h (3108) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Prestwick - amber brown with a slight haze, thin beige head, resinous fruity hoppy aroma, no lacing, fruity, hoppy flavour, oily texture, bitter hop finish, highly carbonated, bottle erupted on opening with around a third of the contents lost
Sizzler80 (488) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/reddish pour with a frothy white head which holds. Citrus, pine, berries, malty sweetness (subdued). Good carbonation but a bit soapy. Nice overall.