jamestulloch (2035) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Aroma: Mango and kiwi notes. Sweet caramel.
Appearance: Completely clear light golden body with a thin, pure white head. Light carbonation.
Taste: Very hoppy with a tropical fruit flavour. Pine resin in there too. Dry, bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.
Overall: One for hop heads. Lovely sticky resin and fruit flavours. Arguably Hawkshead’s finest beer.
Beersiveknown (3832) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bitter virtue@ home
Managed to identify green bullet, riawka and motueka by nose alone before reading the label, feeling proud! Pale blonde with lots of grape and citrus in the flavour, gentle carbonation and very easy drinking for its strength. Fantastic
DanielBrown (4096) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours pale yellow, with not much of the head variety. Smells like the bread counter in a Polski Sklep. Taste is initially ’not massive’, with only a frozen pond topping of lemon; but through the finish it grows and grows into a very dry hoppy beast. As I said, very dry. The hops are supremely refreshing and it has a good lightness on the tongue. Cuts through thirst.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Live rate. Brilliant gold with a soft, thinning white collar. Aroma of lime zest, mango, liquorice and...lager top. Like I’d know. Good stewed tea, liquorice and tropical notes rounded with biscuit and bitterness. Nice, but somehow disappointing.
MalcolmTucker (830) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma is strong hoppy fruit and quite sweet. The flavour doesn’t have the same impact as the aroma. This bottle as a bit flat. OK.
Ungstrup (30234) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at ACBF 2012. A dark golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, lemons, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and spicy hops, leading to a dry finish where a hay note lingers.
Tomethy (33) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brilliant brilliant brilliant aroma. Sweet lemon and cantaloupe on the nose.
Huge flavours, yet completely balanced. Clean. I love this.
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours deep gold with a medium head. Aroma is mango and peach hops. Taste is very bitter, piney hop on the finish. Mango on the aftertaste.
TheCametron (2086) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, pale goldd with a bubbly white head. Quite an enthralling nose. Interesting hops featuring penny bubble gum and custard. The body is a little watery with little to no malt flavour. The hops are powerful and I was left with a fairly strong bitter finish. Quite nice. The hops were unusual enough to make it interesting.
BenH (2930) - 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