jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml. short narrow neck brown bottle with a blurb on the back, no bottled/freshness date.
Made a decent appearance, poured a clear orange hued golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, moderate carbonation.
Had a lemon fruity, light spicy, leafy and sweet caramelized malt nose.
A crisp, smooth light bodied mouth feel, good drinkability.
Leafy, earthy and slightly herbal hoppy taste at first, followed by sweet caramelized maltiness, then lemony tea-like hops kick in and a sweet lemony, leafy and malty finish.
A nice English IPA from Harviestoun, tasty and smooth, well worth trying.
Kingsuttonale (4) - Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was the Baird supping this ale while contemplating a worthy sonnet! "Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day..." A pale golden beer that conjours up memories of halcyon days in summer meadows with fair country maidens. A beer with a hoppy boquet including notes of hay and a citrus twist. A most excellent bottled beer and highly recomnded.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold body, minimal white head. Very thin aroma, light hops evident. Good taste, hoppy with some floral qualities, light malts also evident. Bland ending, some light hops.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 Bottle courtesy of Bill on 07/12/2009. Very clear golden yellow body with a small frothy off-white head. Spicy floral hop aroma. Spicy and floral hop flavor with some earthy malt. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 7/2/7/3/14 - 3.3
05/22/2006: Clear dark golden body with a thin frothy white head. Sweet aroma of floral hops. Flavor of floral hops and an almost tea-like flavor. 7/3/8/3/14 - 3.5
vanvenlo (1708) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27 Mar 2006 - Fruity big floral hop aroma. Clear yellow, good head and suds lacing. Big floral hop flavour. Dry floral hop finish.
thedm (5555) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy white colored fine to medium sized bubbles with a frothy top that left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body. The aroma was mild with malty and doughy notes. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a mild malt hop thin flavor with just a touch of bitterness.
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: pleasant with a hoppy and citrus undertone. Appearance: Head dissipated quickly and essentially completely. Light amber in color, almost clear around the top edge of the liquid. I know that this is supposed to the filtered version but my bottle had a tremendous amount of sediment which I found unusual. I will have to try it again to see if it was just an aberration. Flavor and palate: as expected with a bitter yet a lemony finish. Quite nice and refreshing overall.
Overall: Would rate much higher if not for the sediment. I will have to come back to this one.
Lunkie (1770) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hop citrus aroma with malt. Clear amber colour with fair head and lacing. Bitter hop malt flavour. Flat palate.
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma has robust citrus hops and caramel malt. The appearance is gold with a light orange hue. The head is medium. The flavor is hoppy with a citrus and pine flavor with caramel. The palate is average. This is a simple but good beer and very much like an IPA.
HenrikSoegaard (12930) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly diminishing head. Orange colour. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Nice flavor with very bitter long finish. Oily palate.