scotty (1088) - - 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. Iíve been left with a centimetre of headless murky amber beer, with loads of "floaters", cant say Iím 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. Thereís nothing on the label to suggest this is bottle conditioned, and it doesnít 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 Iíve just been on the brewery website and it IS bottle conditioned, they just dont say it on the label!!
.......Iíve just re-read the description above and the first line says "bottle conditioned" !!! Well Done Gavin!!
Steven_B (10) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely deep red colour with a good sized off white head. Aroma is rich malts and hops with a light bitter and dry finish on the malty taste.
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, Morrisonís 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.
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 thereís 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.
Jonb5 (430) - 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.
jamestulloch (2135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Murky amber/ruby body with a thick beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of caramel, nutty malts, wood and red fruits. Flavour of stewed strawberry, parma violets, dried fruits and earth. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Restrained and less hoppy than Iíd hoped it would be. Decent beer though. I donít think the description on the bottle reflects the beer contained within.
sblsimone85 (355) - 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.
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Pyobon (1096) - 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.
jackafholmes (684) - - 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.
MalcolmTucker (844) - 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.
Towey1989 (607) - 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.