BenH (1968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden with white head. Thick aroma, pineapple, gooseberry, mango, grapefruit, bubblegum, banana, slight clash of notes. Taste has quite resinous hops, gooseberry. Slightly oily with a clean slightly bitter finish. Some very nice elements but a bit odd for me
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got a bitterness that’s not overpowering. Bready notes, very little head that sticks. It’s a good brew, but a little disappointing.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Vivid orangey amber with a thin, short-lived white head that leaves some light lacing. Lovely hop nose, bright tropical fruit character, hints of gooseberry, pineapple. grapefruit, orange peel. Refreshingly dry and juicy with a lovely pithy grapefruit bitterness that goes on and on. Mouthfeel is spot-on. Lovely stuff.
spacecube (626) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma of citrus & hops, pours a wonderful clear golden brown. Taste is very hoppy, with fruits and some vanilla which gives a slightly different taste to other pale ales. Very nicely balanced palate going into a nice bitterness. Another very nice ale from Hawkshead. Recommended.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell: floral hops, , grassy, pineapple, bit sweet, hops
Taste: start is very fruity and bitter, touch of caramel, some vanilla, some mango, malty in the end , bitter aftertaste, very nice !
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Light amber color, small white head. Aroma of grass, flowers, canteloupe. Taste is grapes, berries, grass. Decent.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange golden colour, little white head. Aroma with pronounced NZ hops, fruity Sauvignon blanc wine, grapefruit, lychee, floral hop tones. Light sweet malty flavour, fruity bitter hops. Very pronounced hops. Light to medium body. Long hoppy finish, quite floral. Nice!
(From cask @ ACBF 2012)
77ships (3278) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012: clear, slightly dark orange with a white head, smell reminds me a bit of nelson sauvignon, herbal & floral hops as well, taste is bitter, herbal, floral hops but also some white grapes & melon, slight white berries, slightly fizzy, touch watery cask thingy but quite nice anyway, pint-able
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at ACBF 2012. NZ hoppy, nelson, petroleum notes, fat oiley, citrus, grapes, peppery notes, light malty, light toasted notes, fruity, grassy.
bierkoning (9757) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Blonde. Tropical fruit in the aroma. Oily hopbitter flavor, slightly watery, with pineapple and lychee. Soft soapy notes in the aftertaste.