MartinT (9063) - 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 (17802) - 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 (8749) - 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 (286) - 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 (5829) - 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.
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On gravity at the Volunteer, Bristol 30/3/2013. Golden with a thin white head. Big aroma of grapefruit, clementines and pine. Flavour had a lot of tropical fruit, solid malts, goosberries and a dry finish. Very good.
Stumblor (64) - - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful pacific pale, similar to the other well hopped hawkshead beers, with a distinctive tasting citrusy hop with lots of depth. Refreshing and dry.
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Scopey (11790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Nelson Wines. It pours clear golden yellow with a bubbly white head. The nose is pine, passion fruit, grapefruit, elderflower and Welch’s grape juice. The taste is pine, straw, resin, assertive bitterness, pithy citrus, grapefruit, pepper and floral notes with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice hopped-up pale ale.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is strongly of sweet malt and caramel mixed with some tropical fruit like notes. Flavour Adds some grape like notes
Nocturne (1716) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. This is a clear gold shade with a compact white head. Aroma has a sweet edge and showcases the NZ hops pretty well, with lots of white grape character coming through. Other than that I can definitely pick up some of those cat piss notes people always mention. Plenty of carbonation. Fairly dry rather than having the sweet edge of the aroma and ends with a lip-smacking pithy bitterness. Good stuff from Hawkshead.