minutemat (715) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours chestnut brown with a frothy receding head. A nice fresh hoppy aroma, very refreshing taste, hopped to hell but in a very skilful way. Quite fancy another one now.
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gushed out of the bottle, red with a toffee head. Nice balance of hops and malt. Dry finish. Good stuff!
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very highly carbonated foam almost escaped from the bottle before pouring. Aroma is pretty low with hints of red berries a fair bit of grass and a touch of roast. Flavour is a reasonable balance of bitter and hop with some citrus elements. May hae got a dodgy bottle will try one more as hardknot beers are usually good.
berkshirejohn (4119) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 33cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013 range. Reddish copper with a billowing but fast fading cream head; the aroma is predominantly Belgian yeast with some sour fruit; pleasant hoppy bitterness but rather sweet; and a lasting, warming, finish.
Martin243 (669) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well this was quite nice, and 10 years ago, it would have been in my top 10. As it stands, a superior IPA, more woody than most, with a generous creamy palate, and a spruce/citrus finih;. but I worry, that just like carlsberg is marketed as the best lager in the world, craft beer manufacturers thinks their IPA is so good, we should all bow down and worship, and blurb it as so. Good, but not that good (for me).
ciaranc (674) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Redmonds of Ranelagh. Quite a dark shade of amber, huge rocky white head, lots of activity in the glass, foaming all over the place. Strange candi sugar nose, Flavour is sweet up front, then huge dry bitterness with yeasty notes. Medium bodied, really fizzy. Finish is grapefruit and a little malt sweetness. Strange brew, almost Belgian in character, but not bad.
Dorqui (2055) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 0,33L. Dark amber color with a nice bubbly aspect and a creamy head of long duration. Pleasant fresh hoppy nose, little braced notes, resin, cask. Fruity hop taste, moderate sweet start with good lively taste and an arid, equilibrate, long bitter final
allmatthew (12) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from BeerBods. A very enjoyable IPA indeed. Fizzier than other IPAs I have had, but that soon passes to leave a caramel aftertaste. A good amount of hops, too. Will definitely drink again.
LakeDistrict (22) - - AUG 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very impressive beer, one of the best bottled beers i have had, fruity, aromatic and a long aftertaste of citrus’y hops
Niall73 (898) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle bb 13/06/14. Very lively! Pours with a huge off-white head and a dark red amber. Aroma is good - from a distance you get some floral, perfumy notes but it’ss a rich veg, earth, sweet caramel on closer inspection - a little bit boozy too. Nice. Medium body, medium carbonation. A bit of booze first, which mellows, then raspberry caramel sweetness alongside a bit of funky veg and finishes with a dry citrussy bitterness. Pretty good.