Nocturne (391) - 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.
spacecube (369) - 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.
zimbo (334) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a super fresh cask at the brewery. Almost clear deep golden colour with a thick blanket of head which waves everywhere. Hungry deep tropical fruit bitterness.
WeissGary (197) - 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!
richc (158) - 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
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.
Stumblor (25) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
carldurose (15) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale hoppy new world hopped British pale ale
A small amount of wheat Malta adds refreshing character to the beer.
Personally I am a big fan of Nelson Sauvin hop and I like the fact that now we have move passed showcasing than and into using them more technically in a blend of buttering and aroma hops.