imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Conditioned at The Olde Reinedeer, Banbury, Oxon. Yellow gold, bright and clear with white bubbly head. The long awaited arrival of this new Hook Norton beer and it was worth the wait. An early pull from the newly arrived beer, the pump clip was not even in place, and I was not disapointed. This is truly an English IPA, bitter fresh hops dominate the crisp light malt base. Hops are added throughout in the brew and the Hop back. Fresh grassy, hay like flavours with a bitter orange peel finish. Lovely.
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright golden colour with a white fluffy two finger head. The aroma has mainly hints of peach and a little bit of citrus and the taste is fairly fruity with a smooth finish one of hook nortons best beers.
Jetulio (102) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance....... amber beer with a 2 fingers
head colour white
Aroma............... spices and hop, strong smell with a little touch of malty aroma too
Taste........grassy and malty start, bitterness appears soon lasting all the time with a dry finish
Mouthfeel........... medium body and soft carbonation
Overall............ a very nice india ale, bitterness is present with different additions of malt and dryness.
MiP (13599) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, 5.3%. Good fruity, nicely rough aroma. Cloudy copper colour. Frothy white head, quite stable for a cask ale. Very flavourful, with a good fruitiness and nicely rough notes. A little sweet from the hops. Very good.
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Oxford Beer Festival 11-10-07 Poured warm golden but verging on orange a quite lovely colour in fact. Fresh hops waft on the nose. Tasted succulent wonderful soft maltiness combining well with those lovely fresh bitter hops, a truly lovely, well balanced beer and another fine addition to the Hook Norton portfolio.
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a nice white head. A good hoppy beer. A lovely lemony hoppy citrus nose. A pretty full bodied hoppy mouthfeel. Well balanced as the malts work really well. Hook Norton’s hoppiest beer I’d say.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Crystal Palace in Glasgow. Pours a golden colour with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, barley, pine and passion fruit. Similar flavours with pine and passion fruit again. Alcohol is fairly present with a long hum. Also a nice caramel malt backbone. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not bad.
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at Sorder ... golden yellow amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet zezty lemon nose ... bitter resinous citrus peel hop ... drying finish ... big lime soft lemon... quite zezty ... good body
Melkart (297) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer. Low carbonation, light body, long and kind sweet finish. You can feel the alcohool a little bit before taste the sweet. Very nice.
SarkyNorthener (1957) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Golden Orange beer with small head and some lacing. Aroma of hops. Taste is bitter Orange hops and sweetish malts. A nice beer.