flying_pig (760) - - 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.
BlackHaddock (2931) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Plough, Shifnal on 14th Dec 13 during a CAMRA pub crawl, this was the second of three beers from this brewery I had in The Plough that day.
Clear golden hue to the body, snow white covering of tight bubbles on top.
Sadly it was another of ’those citrus flavoured golden brews’ that I’ve tired of. Nicely made and all that Jazz but it looked, smelled and tasted the same as 100 other similar beers being produced in the UK at the moment. I know others love them and that’s why they are being brewed, but it’s not summer: I don’t want thirst quenching lemon and lime flavoured beers now.
The beer is hoppy and citrusy: enough said (scored objectively).
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Clear gold lasting white head. Hoppy citrus new world hops and in Great condition and very drinkable. Lovely. Happily drink this all afternoon.
jvhemert (285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Scran & Scallie
AROMA: grapefruit, cough drop, citrus,
APPEARANCE: golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam,
TASTE: lightly sour, medium bitterness,
PALATE: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, astringent, bitter,
OVERALL: IPA with character, grapefruit gets a bit overwhelming towards the end of the pint.
sdavies83 (12) - - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden in colour. Spicy, citrus finish and not too bitter. Lots of fruit in the palate.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
allmyvinyl (1120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear pale golden yellow with a good white head. Aromas of lemon, hay and grapefruit. Taste had good bitterness. Palate a little thin, but a very nice beer all the same.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Horseshoe in Hampstead, London on 1 July 2013.
Poured a slightly hazy light amber colour with a white head. Bready malts on the nose with some light hop aromas. Flavour is similarly more dominated by sweet and grainy malts, balanced by some fairly nice grassy hops. Palate faded out a little quick. Quite drinkable, but not the hoppy beer I was expecting.
Graham77 (173) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, piny, citrusy hops dominate the flavour. A bit thin on the palate but an otherwise excellent IPA from a similarly excellent brewery.
Stuartyboy (353) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Aldi clear golden ale with foamy white head big hit of citrus in the nose and Inital flavour which is pleasant and refreshing but it drys to a quite pronounced bitter finish
Cunningham (3692) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a frothy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Malty and light hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Mild sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: A round sweet malty base, mild fruity and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Nice session ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland
DandyLion (391) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Kings Head Leicester. Golden colour. Fruity aroma, citrusy/ melony. Taste is slight tropical fruit kiwi almost strawberry. Slight peppery flavour. A little bit of hop bitterness, but you'd expect more from an IPA maybe? Nice enough.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone