tombyars (1344) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Slight sulphurous note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing throughout. Pale malt base gives a puff wheat cereal note and very little malt body and just a whiff of citric lemon peel flavour. Like a weak version of Houston’s Mistylaw. Slight citric note in the short hop resins giving a slight bitter edge in the aftertaste. Poor finish with dilute lemon noted in the mouth. A poor effort.
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire England S1 2GH.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - lemon, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12th April 2010. Clear gold beer. Apologetic thin head. Low carbonation. Creamy malt with some well behaved light hop. A little grapefruit marmalade. A whisper of orange. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not too shabby!
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 16/04/2010
Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and floral with a little bitterness and dryness in a creamy malt finish.
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Gravity cask at the Back of Beyond, Reading] Light refreshing golden ale with citrus flavours and a decent bitterness - a good thirstquenching summer ale. Very nice, and more flavoursome than I’ve come to expect from this brewery.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Golden colour with a very slight haze and a good white head and lace. This is pretty decent stuff. A straight down the line bitter. Good earthy malt, balanced superbly with some really tasty grassy hops with a surprisingly assertive bitterness for a Hook Norton beer. Good length, good drinkability, crisp and dry but some reasonable body too. Prickly bitter aftertaste rounds it off really well. I like this one
maeib (8594) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Saracens Head Daventry . A light gold coloured beer with a lasting white head and lacing. A grassy hoppy aroma with a hint of spice. Lovely crisp bitterness in the mouth. There is that grassiness and slight spice again too. Tasty and very drinkable.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled cask at JDW Ruislip Manor. Gold with a good white collar. Well balanced bitter with biscuit malt and fresh fruity and bitter hops. Very good.
JohnRMurdoch (3193) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Edward Wyllie (JDW). Golden yellow colour. Citrus tropical fruit aroma. Lemon biscuit flavour with bitter aftertaste. Just OK.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2010 The Baron. Pale yellow with a fine lid. Light resiny aroma with hints of pine. Light piney hop, gnawed pencil...sandwiches left in a warm lunchbox; infused with plastic, maybe banana. Salvaging creamy malt but a stale woody note I’m really struggling with. Sorry Hooky, I’m not keen on this but will retry..353512
RETASTE; pine and lean soapy hop. Just doesn’t feel like HN. Still that stale papery note (hops?). Cashew afters. Better, but still disappointing.
3 days on: strange, but the signature rounded, creamy Hookiness is coming out now. However, still not mad about the hops which taste papery and plastic-accented compared to the other 2 beers on the table.