imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pours hazy deep gold with creamy light tan off white head. Excellent lace. Aromas of rice, sweet crystal toasty malts, near pine citrus but overall floral hop notes a touch tartly sour. Light medium body, med soft carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet and tart. Balanced sweet sour and hoppy.
AgentAle (638) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich roasty malts, raisins, fig and slifht sulphur. Taste is sweet dark malts with caramel and toffee notes. Slight pleasant bitterness on finish. Appearance is a cloudy brown/copper with a foamy pearl head that retains fairly well.
StuartC (28) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Clear amber-orange colour with only a very slight head. Distinctive biscuity, sweet cinnamon malt aromas (almost same sweet smell as produced by Edinburgh’s North British Distillery!). Pretty softly flavoured, until aerated... then BANG more maltiness and caramel sweetness; still absent of any hop character. Not particularly complex, but what flavour there is is very tasty.
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Nice english ESB maltiness, but a bit sweet and underattenuated, almost mashy. Nice ruddiness to the colour, agin looks like a slightly thin ESB. Taste sweeter and mashier than the aroma, some milkiness too. Feels dead. Carbonation crisp, but that’s no substitute for actually being alive in the mouth. Sweetness/stickiness not cancelled by it. Real real ale version of this might be nice, but this is a little disappointing. In particular as I know these guys can do some very good stuff. Finish is nice, the malts come together more coherently, cleaner, grainier, less mashy, makes you feel you did just have an ESB.
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chosen out of my beer box by my daughter because it had an owl on the cap; deep bronze, moderate bubbly white head; aroma is complex malts; taste is sweet, toffee, very malty; hops are present but don’t dominate; well balanced and very drinkable; good stuff, tastes like no other pale ale and is more like a malty English strong ale. Liked it a lot.
CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells grassy, musty. Tastes of musty hop, a bit of malt/corn. Body is thin, tiny bit of spice. More flavour than your regular mass market pale ale but still on the boring side.
HKdIPA (227) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Bottle from Sunday's Grocery at Jay's. Very malty aroma with a tiny bit of bitter hops. Taste is crisp bitter hops with a malty bready backbone. Very bubbly. Not bad but wouldn't get again.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! On May 18, 2014. Marked 14.04 and 14.10.
Clear copper oxide color, off-white ti teal head. Sweet, malty, bread, grainy scent. Malty, grainy, bitter taste. Bitter, bread, grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
AdiBeer (1026) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: malty, cereals, bread, light caramel, some spices. Appearance: clear amber, medium light beige frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets persist, nice breads, some flowers and fruitiness from hops. Overall: very nice EPA, nice taste and palate. Bottle from BottleDog Kings Cross, Holborn.
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska @ Nami, Varberg. Klar bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Dofter av gräs, frukt och tallbarr. Smakar till en början riktigt bra, med citrus-frukter, karamell, kåda och malt. Men ju varmare ölen blir, desto mer tar malten över och till slut blir det sött och inte vidare gott. Ölen gick i smakbetyg från 7 till 3, och får därför en 5 till slut. Och då är jag rätt snäll.
jrpc2 (10) - - MAY 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer from a consistent and truly excellent brewery, This is in my top ten.