stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh
Golden, clear, frothy white head that dissipates, bit of lacing
Aroma - Pale malts, some hay, some soft grassy hops, bit of must
Taste - Better than the aroma - grassy hops, some resinous hops, sweet palate malts, bit of damp hay, some zest. In the middle, more bitterness but tempered by the sweetish hay malts. Unusual hops here, bit earthy as well. Quite complex. Not that fruity, more zest, grassy and wet hay.
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish - more bitter here, now bitter grapefruit coming through and more zest, less grass. Quite a complex linger of hops left in the lingering
Overall - Hard to describe this one as it’s rather unusual. I liked it though, the bitterness seems to want to be overpowering but is always held back by the malts. It’s a very good beer
evergreen0199 (2196) - 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.
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep straw, white head.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, appropriately low CO2.
Hoppy taste, lime, yeast, nettles, blackcurrant leaves, malt, wheat, grapefruit peel. Easy drinking. (2012-02-14)
wyzzywyz22 (2043) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Dispensary, Liverpool. Clear amber looks with a nice creamy lingering white head. Great juicy fruit n’ hop in the nose and flavour. Maybe some notes of kiwi, or did i imagine that ? Great condition, sparkling stuff. Big lingering hop bitter finish. Hugely drinkable.
EdKing (2025) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Pours pale gold, white foamy head. Nose is big and bold hoppy pale ale. Gooseberry and grapefruit with lime, spice and pinewood. Taste is grapefruit and gooseberry bitter fruit and spicy woody notes. One of the best British versions of a pale ale I’ve ever had. Excellent.
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Yellow colour ok white head slight lacing. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits. Taste is sweet malts followed by good tropical fruit hops long bitter finish. Nice medium full body nice mouthfeel. Really good this one.
Niall73 (1944) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Earl of Essex, Islington. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is fruity with funky earthy veg. Medium body mild carbonation. It's fusty, grassy, a bit of melon, grapefruit, ash. Nice bitter finish. Slightly unusual, but tasty enough. Nice.
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minutemat (1944) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Aroma is pine pot pourri crossed with a fresh flowery summer meadow.. lots of citrus & pine with a resinous aftertaste.. not too full on mind, but a very fresh juicy beer nonetheless.
TheCametron (1913) - 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.
jamestulloch (1721) - 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.