bu11zeye (12040) - 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.
chrisv10 (11811) - 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.>
bhensonb (11807) - 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.
Christian (11392) - 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.
Tmoney99 (11371) - 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.
thewolf (11303) - 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.
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
imdownthepub (10875) - 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 (10742) - 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.
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2004 Hazy light gold with thick white head. Light malt aroma with some lemon. Probably drank this warmer than Tupalev, as the hops where very sharp and coming well thourgh the malt. The malt come sout much later, when the swetness is noticed. Light to medium. Nice.