jamesie1857 (1097) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Clear copper coloured body, lacing white head. Lots of tropical fruit in the nose, it is still there in the taste, but with a lingering citrus kick there as well. Refreshing, but very hop heavy.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Sir John Oldcastle London 30/04/13. A brown beer with a white head. Good US hops. Sweet and toasty malts. Seems to be shallowing and I guess it has been knocking around a while now. Hints of being a decent authentic amber ale but it ain;t in best condition.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol April 2013. Reddish amber with a slight, off-white head. Big, hoppy beer, with plenty of red berries and citrus fruits, some solid malts and a dry finish with a hint of pine, Excellent.
PaulW (89) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is very robustly hopped, much like the American beers it mimics. It has those tropical citrus nots on the nose and palate, which are good. My issue is with the hopping. It is pretty high, almost to the point of leaving a metallic taste in the back of the mouth. Again, served too cold, and it gets better as it warms, this is because the malt comes through better. However, to be better balance, I think these needs more malt and alcohol, like its American counterparts
cgarvieuk (12201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at Sorder ... copper ... thin tan head .. soft zezty amber fruit hop ... juicy fruits .. soft bitter hop ... oily fruits ... zezty hop juicy and fruity
Earlier Rating: 3/16/2013 Total Score: 3.7
cask at the bat ... amber ... thin white head ... soft juicy zezty orange nose ... sweet juicy fruit fruits ... soft toffee ... light passion fruit ... mango ... light bitter linger
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Penderelís Oak, JDW - London. Pours clear, red-gold with a tight, creamy tan cap. Drying citrus nose, light pine. Light sweet falvor with good, sturdy piney bitterness, orange rind, moderate minerals. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry but resinous hop finish, some earth, pine, toasty pale malts, dirt, grapefruit, orange and melon. Good.
Stuartyboy (344) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at West Kirk Jdw Ayr clear amber beer intial carmel sweetness and fruity flavour quickly overtaken by very bitter hop finish which sightly spoils a nice beer
mR_fr0g (1386) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at moon under water watford JDW. Dark Orange, slight haze, off white loose head. Aroma is really nice hop fruit plums peach and toffee. Like a nice caramel tart. Piny hop flavour overly aggressive bitter hop. Medium carbed. Pretty good.
niquillis (771) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Poste of Stone, Stone. Pours amber red with small head. Initial caramel, hop and a sharp red ale finish. Very good.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask, Woodrow Wilson, Carlisle. Lovely big grapefruit hop aroma, leading to a robust tangy bitterness which has loads of lovely dry tartness on the tongue. The finish has some apricot & peach flavours to counter the bitterness, but this is another cracker from one of my favourite brewers.