jd543 (418) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a quickly diminishing thin white head. Aroma of earthy hops and caramel malt. Taste is sweet with a medium-heavy bitter finish. Pretty thin almost watery texture, medium carbonation. Distinctly average.
allmyvinyl (6035) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Hanging Bat. Aromas are peach and grapefruit, touch of bread. Taste a good balance of sweet and bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, good carbonation. Finishes bitter but refreshing. A superior IPA!
RichTheVillan (4353) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Craven Arms; Hazy straw yellow pour with frothy white head, piney hop aroma, pineapple taste, prickly nettles very fruity and fresh, decent bitterness, excellent beer.
Hanoi (596) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Nose is peach and light grapefruit, light floral notes and pine; fades quickly. Taste is satsuma and clementines; pith, leading to slight herbal notes and a pine finish. There is a pleasing dryness to the beer.
A nice American style IPA, but nothing to particularly raise it from the 1,453,232 other American style IPAs currently on sale from British craft brewers.
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A golden/straw coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, pine aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, quite bitter with a dry ending.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This New World Pale Ale’s peppery, citrusy hop resins establish themselves on the tongue for the long run, leaving plenty of bitterness on top of suave honeyed malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces well atop the misty honey gold.
-The hop aroma was brash compared to the bright hop flavour and finish.
-Drinkability is hindered by the high intensity of the flavour profile.
-The mouthfeel is slick and professionally rendered. This was a well tendered cask as well.
On cask at Old Fountain.
Leighton (13821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Old Fountain - London. Pours mostly clear, yellow-gold with a strong, fluffy white head. Pale malt nose, mildly bready, some straw, dry lemon. Medium sweet flavor with some bread, lightly tangy tangerine, rioe orange, earthy hay, mild grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with moderate piney resins, bready pale malts, further tangy tangerine, some spicy pine, nips of alcohol, grass, dirt. A somewhat atypical APA but pretty well nuanced.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 26/05/13. A yellowy gold coloured beer with a white ring of head and a little lace. A lovely sharp zesty beer. A great hop profile and lovely pale malts. Pretty bitter but it’s the zestiness that domiantes and is really tasty.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW (Counting House) Glasgow, Scotland. Pale cloudy golden body, floral and hoppy aroma, quite a sharp hop on the tounge, crisp and bitter finish. Very enjoyable and full on with the hops!
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Pale amber with a thin white head; sweet tropical fruit aroma; full of fruity flavours, clemantine and satsuma to start, then becoming more grapefruity, and with a strong, sharp, cirusy bitterness; and a lingering finish. A really good Pacific style IPA.