KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep ruby, lively carbonation. Rich vinegar aroma, very mouthwatering and fruity. Packed with flavour. Chock full lf malt, redcurrants, cherries, oak, mint, euchaluptus. Some Belgian sourness,too. Dry finish, hops and a hint of wood.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper coloured with assign foam. Aromas are toffee malts with floral green pine notes. Red berries with some earthiness and spices. Dark syrup hints with toast and woodiness. Flavours are chewy toffee malts with caramel and bubblegum. Woody pine with berries and flowery aspects. Dry with perfumed prickly bitter pine on the finish. Not had a UK beer like this one for a while. Good.
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A brave attempt at producing a west coast style IPA which hasnít quite hit the target. Reddish with a small head with subtle hoppiness.
Still very pleasant if not outstanding.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 bottle at home ... red brown ... smalll bubbly off white head ... sweet malt ... big pine hop ...light spice nose ... juicy front ... bitter back bone ... loads of hops .. some pine ... some lime ... little citrus peel ... light resiny ... hint of orange ... nice 3.6
bottle at home ... copper ... big bubbly head ... light sourness in nose ... toffee malts ... light bitter hop ... not as nice as last time .3.2
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beermerchants, consumed 10.12.10 Pours reddy colour but with a considerable haze, the head is filmy and off-white. The nose is interesting as it seems to combine a cheesiness with an upfront citrus hop. Brisk from the off in the mouth with pine, citrus (grapefruit noted) soft in mouth, some oiled sweets, touch of sherbert and a pithiness, itís good but not as good as the description suggested. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov13 3.3
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Couldnít help but think theyíre trying to bite Brew Dogís style with all the guff on the label. Poured a dark orange colour with a thin off white head. Aroma a bit underwhelming, slightly sweet with some pissy hop lurking. Flavour had some half decent hoppage along with the crystal malt and some fruit and yeast notes. Reasonable lingering bitterness in the finish. Balance maybe a little off. Drinkable enough on the whole though, and along the right lines.
tommann (1992) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at the Dudley Winter Beer festival. Pours hazy red with a small head. Aroma was resin hops, some mango and grapefruit. Grapefruit to start with a piney hop, medium bitter finish.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - OCT 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Meantimeís Old Brewery bar and restaurant. Crystal malt and American hops. Tastes rather softer and more pleasant than the ingredients would suggest. Itís smooth with toffee notes and thereís some pleasant soft edged citric notes from the hops. Anglo-American you could call it. Itís not exciting, but it is palatable - at least in small doses - I find that a little crystal goes a long way, and can accumulate a cloying sweetness that doesnít encourage further drinking. On this brief examination, however, itís perfectly acceptable.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at The Rake. Dark red no head. Some hop some decent red malts. Bit thick on the rubber flavour on the swallow. Needs work maybe.