ladnewton (1147) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington on 14th December 2012. Gold with long lasting loose foam and lacing bands. Hoppy aroma with floral notes. Crisp grapefruit hoppiness in-mouth, evolving into a bitter finish yet still with grapefruit tang remaining. Crisp, quenching mouthfeel. Very good flavour-strength ratio.
omhper (17561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks Boudicca! Hazy golden, rich head. Citric nose with white grapes and gooseberry. Dry and very light with crisp, firm mouthfeel.
Plenty of salty, citric hops, slight buttery malt, long salty bitterness. Truly refreshing, yet flavourful.
maeib (7635) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Mr Foleys Leeds 23/09/12. A blonde beer with a white head and lacing. Hoppy as promised. grapefruit is the dominant citrussy hoppy note. Good bitterness in the mouth. A nice pale malt balancing act. A well brewed quaffable and sessionable hoppy beer.
Theydon_Bois (3394) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 20/11/12.
Clear pale golden with a thin white head that retains well. Good lacing follows.
Big hoppy nose, orchard fruit, light vanilla tones, pale malts.
Taste follows, sharp hop flavour, butter, fruits.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter hoppy finish.
berkshirejohn (3685) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A hazy amber pour with a billowing white head; intesely floral aroma with some pine and tropical fruit; light and refreshing in the mouth, with an amazingly complex taste - pinapple, grapefruit and gooseberry, barley and bread dough; and a dry, slightly spicy, bitterness before a sweet, biscuity, finish. Rather good stuff.
dantheman278 (1338) - SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trembling Mad. Lively slightly gushing pour, clear yellow golden, thick foamy white head. Big vinous gooseberry Nelson nose, some dusty malt, touch of grapefruit. Big juicy grapefruit, vinous bitterness. Almost no malt flavours. Long puckering bitter finish. A bit of a hop bomb! Tasty though, if a little thin.
JohnCook101 (125) - - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours slightly cloudy light amber with a good white head. Little aroma to speak of. Tart apple and citrus flavours, a slightly watery middle but a really robust and intensely hoppy bitter finish. Crisp and satisfying, very good flavour for its abv.
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the North Yorkshire beeriodical, the Seven Stars, Bristol 10/12/2012. Gold in colour with a slight white head. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit with plenty of herbal hops. Full bodied, with more fruit, cereal malts and a dry finish. Enjoyable.
zacgillbanks (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. A hazy golden beer with a toffee and bitter woody hop flavour followed by a fruity and pine finish. Extra points for its low ABV.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, vanillaish and mildly dusty malty. Flavour is fruity, nectary, floral and mild honeylike notes as well. Pleasant fruity bitterness in the finish.