flying_pig (1382) - - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Peckhams (Aberdeen - £2.75):
Fruity and with lots of citrus to begin, there is a nice mix of lemon and orange notes upfront with some peach and a little grapefruit. The balance is a good one and is complimented with apricot and a few grassy hops as well.
Bright looking and pretty clear amber colour with a foamy, white head that settles t about the width of a thumb without reducing much & leaving some lacing on the sides.
Hop filled to begin, there is a combination of grassy hops and some citrus along with a touch of orange and apricot. Again this is quite fruity like the nose with the grapefruit featuring to but here it is also backed up by some light, sweet malts and a bit of spice.
Medium with a lot of hops that give it a nice bitter taste and finish. It has moderate carbonation, is quite crisp and a little dry but somehow still manages to seem refreshing.
A lot more hoppy and fruity than I had been expecting, I’d place it somewhere between an English and an American style IPA. There is a lot of hops in this one, although not as much as in the American style it is still a great beer and one that was a lot different and better than I was expecting.
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle bought at The Brig Larder, Kirkwall. Pearl white head to a bright amber-gold body. Crocheted lacing down glass. Smell of leafy hops. Taste of grapefruit and juicy malts added by a spicy twist. Resinous bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Clean, fresh and nice (Hotel room, Kirkwall 15.04.2016).
kamwitsta (540) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: faint grapefruit with maybe no more than a whiff of flowers. Appearance: light gold, clear, with a head like beaten egg whites, fine and super stable. Taste: bitter, a bit sour, and just a tad sweet. Palate: body light; carbonation below average; finish bitter. Overall: not special, not great, but decent, nice, to session and to enjoy.
jjsint (2126) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpull cask at the Cavens Arms, Dumfries. Light to mid-gold, with a light white head and considerable lacing. Astringent aroma with a strong note of citrus. Lip-smacking bitter/savoury aroma. Sea salt, sulphur, TCP, lemon and gardenia all vie for attention in the taste. Bitter and astringent finish. An interesting interpretation of the classic pale ale.
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9.4.2014. Cask. Pours pale golden. Nose is citrus light grapefruit. Taste is malty, slightly hoppy. Dryish bitter finish.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14th March 2015
Bright clear gold beer, good off white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light malts bring mild sweetness. Mellow floralness in the mid. Hops are yellow grapefruit made lively by the minerally carbonation. Pithy bitterness leads to a nice juicy orange and a whisper of peach. Finishes light and semi dry. Clean and pretty drinkable.
witthatsbier (498) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask’.@ Blackfriars glasgow
Aroma is sweet rain bit of citrus
taste is sweet with a malty finish,thin for abv
MalpaBezAmbicji (17) - - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A strong aroma of citrus, although it doesn’t apply to taste (maybe it’s slightly sour), but still, bitterness is what you get (on medium level). The beer is of gold colour and it’s kinda hazy. I’d say it could be a little bit thinner, as it sticks a bit in your throat. The after-taste lasts for a very long time in a satisfayin way. Overall, great, direct beer.
The_Osprey (5557) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Kings Tun JDW. Light orange, clear, still, small white head. Body is medium, smooth, no carbonation at all. Taste is thin and malty, very tangy and dry, lightly metallic, very soft bitterness.
SarkyNorthener (3892) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@st Matthews hall, walsall. Golden amber beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of biscuit, lemon and malts. Taste is dry bitter hops, biscuit and malts. Below par beer.
Don2711 (364) - - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2014 Lemon nose. Not too bitter and good hoppy taste. Nice one. Pint poured golden but hazy which I felt took away from it a bit. Still will drink again. Good one. Second sample left to rest and looked much better. Re rated. Good strength