scotty (1081) - - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Was really looking forward to this, so imagine my disappointment when I opened the bottle (after a long, shitty day at work!) and the contents erupted all over the kitchen worktop, floor and sink. I’ve been left with a centimetre of headless murky amber beer, with loads of "floaters", cant say I’m looking forward to this! Certainly smells ok, well hopped! This is also the case on the palate, the 6.2% is also noticable. Quite nice, shame about the disastrous start. There’s nothing on the label to suggest this is bottle conditioned, and it doesn’t seem to be infected as the "floaters" have now all sunk to the bottom, so I guess this was one of the last bottles out of the vat! Nice beer, but not impressed!
...... a couple of hours later and I’ve just been on the brewery website and it IS bottle conditioned, they just dont say it on the label!!
.......I’ve just re-read the description above and the first line says "bottle conditioned" !!! Well Done Gavin!!
sblsimone85 (344) - USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fantastica iPa molto profumata erbacea e fruttata allo stesso tempo note citriche e frutti rossi anche al fusto. Beverinita eccellente da abbinare a qualsiasi cibo.
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
Jonb5 (429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, billed as an Oxymoronic IPA, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Ruby, mahogany, clear, small tanned head which was intent on making a swift exit, moderate amount of lacing. A: Earthy Fuggles hop. T: Decent Maris Otter malt profile, slight bitter sweetness at the finish. M: Medium body, moderate amount of carbonation, smooth. O: English IPA meets ESB, well balanced, a bit more of a cold weather beer, but a nice change from the seemingly endless stream of American IPAs.
jackafholmes (656) - - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from morrisons. Deep maroon with a small white head. Aroma is nicely fruity with lemon and also piney hops and a touch of golden syrup. Taste is sweet with good biting bitterness. Oily medium body with decent carbonation.
Towey1989 (520) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, candied orange, spicy berries, leather and some toasty malt. Taste of toasty malt, caramel, resin, orange, berries and subtle grapefruit. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A citrus, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. This is a good beer, sweet with good citrusy bitterness. Packs quite a punch for a 6.2 aswell.
Pyobon (1083) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Clear red with little white head. Pleasant subtle hoppy aroma. Medium body with excellent carbonation. Nice hoppy bitterness from start to the very long finish. Some gentle sweetness. Overall a nice and unusual combination.
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - MAY 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown bottle, 330ml, Morrison’s Aberdeen. Scent is mild toasted grain. Pours dark ruby amber, transparent with a tan head subsiding average. Weak on the nose. Taste is medium grainy bitter hops with light sweet hints. Finish is dry, little harsh. Decent.
MalcolmTucker (830) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chewy toffee with a fair amount of herbal and grassy hops. Slightly unusual but in a good way.
at_the_hop (65) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely marmalade aroma
aroma. Deep rich bronze colour. Loads of toffee malt but thankfully balanced by a black pepper bitterness and there’s an aromatic hop floating in the background.Ah just seen this is dry hopped which explains that. Not my style but I do like this.
hoptimusPrimed (88) - SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was expecting great things from the score. Good beer with nice caramel and hoppy flavours but nothing extraordinary IMHO.
tiong (4641) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 03.07.2015 - Pours copper orange with a massive foamy head. Aroma of grassy and herbal hops, loads of caramel, toffee and malts. Taste is juicy, chewy malty and caramely with some toffee, herbal notes and grassy hoppiness. Finish is bitter, chewy malty and caramely with some toffee. Okay.