imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh. Gold with white head. Good, fresh, light bitter. There is a malty fruitiness to it overlaid with a zesty orange sharpness. Nicely refreshing and light. Pretty good.
DruncanVeasey (7144) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Cask handpull, Derby Summer BF 2011. Orange gold with a slim but dense white head. Orange swiped with vines aroma. Drab and slightly earthy with creamy oak, almond, orange. Late tea-dunked biscuit. A bit disappointing and hopless.
Exjedi (4) - SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scapa Special pours a lovely golden colour with a decent foamy head, the aromas are of fruit and flowery hops with a litlte bit of biscuity malt and citrus with a lovely creamy taste
Blairgus (2593) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 May 2011, bottle. slightly orange yellow colour, clear, steady bubbles, frothy white head. soft floral notes, some grassy hops and mild maltiness. overall, there’s not a lot on the nose. thin body and very fizzy. softy floral hops with a faint coppery malt background and a slightly bitter hop finish. ok.
AshtonMcCobb (2498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle poured into my Scapa Special pint glass. It pours a golden orange with a fantastic head and steady carbonation. The nose has sweet malt and very herbacious hops. The taste has hay and a long zingy nettley finish. The palate is rich with a long refreshing finish. So, so drinkable.
Humble_Tester (9) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask - Stromness, Orkney. Very fruity/sweet scent (apple) that pours very light amber color. Palate is similar to a cider though not as sharp. Cider driners would enjoy this one.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. I’d missed this one at a recent beer fest so grabbed a bottle when i came acress it while stopped for a coffee on a long drive. The aroma is excellent, light and fruity with hints of hops coming through. This aroma complements the clear golden appearance. well hopped flavour that lasts long enough to savour each mouthful. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a cask, as with a lot of bottles the nature of carbonated ale means it can often have a degree of fizziness to it’s palate, this is certainly present in this case.
berkshirejohn (4477) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Golden amber with an off-white head; very lively when first poured but settling quickly; biscuity aroma; thinish body, biscuity taste with some orange fruit; light hops to finish, but not enough to impress.
JohnRMurdoch (3248) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Cask @ The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh & bottle from AleselA. Rich yellow amber colour, secent head. Resin, biscuit citrus fruit & hop aroma. biscuit & citrus fruit flavour. flavour. Light & refreshing. A bitter / golden ale hybrid.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 Dull bronze. Malts to the fore, a little bready/doughy. Then hops - dry and earthy. Good balanced bitter.