bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flowery hop aroma Cloudy golden color, white head and tiny bubbles. Light malty start, biting carbonation (like champagne), and a decent hop finish. Very clean, very fresh.
chrisv10 (12130) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 5%. Slightly hazy pale golden with small white head. Aroma is malt and a little hop. Flavour is malt, little sweet, hops, grass, little lemon and medium bitter.>
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 Draught version: Was golden in color with medium white head. Interesting taste, but was not overly fond of it.
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Happy Man, Englefield Green - 08/09/12.
Clear pale blonde with a thinnish white head.
Nose comprises pale malt, citrus and faint orange.
Taste follows nose, a little summer fruit.
Medium bodied and carbonation.
I used to drink this beer regularly in the late 90’s and held it with high esteem. Doesn’t seem to be the same, or could be my taste buds crave a stronger beast!?! Pesky yanks and scandos!
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear straw with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium sweet hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
Christian (11610) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Cask. Cloudy yellow with a mid-sized lasting white head. Citrus hops and malt aroma. Clean malty flavour with some bitterness. It does a good job as a quenching lager-like ale.
thewolf (11378) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with very big foamy white head. Aroma is slightly metallic and hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter with a clear woody character. Quite bitter at the end.
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 Cask Conditioned. How disapointing that I am marking this, one of the better pale ales, after having it at a local Wetherspoons. O.k the pub has a cask marque but that means nothing now, the Landlord that earned the award for this Macpub has long gone (the power of money I suppose!!) Anyway, it was flat and lifeless as MacP beers tend to be. How is it that a chain like this can promise great beers then serve them so badly? If I were Hop Back I would stop Wetherspoons having any of their beer (is that a pig flying past the window?) que sera.
Re Rate - Horse & Jockey, Bodicote. This is as it should be, Light body but excellent bitterness and biscuity maltiness. Good quaffing beer but with strength.
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared with Savad and jbrus. Hint of blackcurrant in the aroma. Earthy hoppy flavor. Thin and a bit watery. Touch of blackcurrant in the aftertaste. Hint of peach fruit. Drinkable, but not convincing in any way.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: December 10, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: gushey, hazy gold, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet and bready aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, bready cereal character, light balancng floral hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4