harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2011. Clear gold lasting beige head. Dank murky hop aroma. Nit unpleasant. Good mouthfeel. Quite bitter and harsh on finish. Took a long time to finish.
Fin (6638) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival, 04.02.11 Pours gold with a bubbly white head some sweet fruitiness initially but the expected hops and bitterness never really came through for me, yes there were some light citrus touches but I mentioned to Glen that I found a slight plasticy flavour and note that he found this too. Its not unlikeable but it seems to be a beer that some get on with much more than others do. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at the Merton (Oxon) Winter BF. Gold with a lively white head. Well balanced IPA with good juicey malt and satisfying resinous slightly cheesy cascade hop profile.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity, at Merton Winter Beer Festival ’11. Pale gold. Metallic hoppiness and hints of fruit in the aroma. Taste had sweetness, mothballs and just a little ginger. Sharp bitterness to follow. Another good one from this excellent brewery.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask; Merton Winter Beer Festival 2011
Appearance is copper-yellow with thin off-white lacing, nose is lime, grapefruit, honey and nectar. Taste is grapefruit, honey, lime, fresh bread, gorgeous hop-bite and thirst quenching. Would LOVE to have this in the summer with a steak meal. Such a quaffable beer. Hats off to Hopshackle for another great gem.
imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest ’11 with Fin & Hughie. Gold with white head. Dry and bitter, but with a dryish, fruity, slightly plasticy note, I also noted ash at the time. There is a honeyed note with it too. The hop is well represented in the close. it’s fine.
DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Thin to start, which boded badly. Soon enough though, it becomes riddled with nettly goodness: leafy, prickly, minty, hairy leaved, taut, creased rigidity (green fleshed elbow). Drinkable with addictive condensation and sheen polished nectar honey.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Welly.
Light gold with pretty much no head at all. A reasonably well balanced brew. Nice earthy malt backbone and some decent citric hops upfront. Pleasant enough but it really doesn’t sing. Hopshackle can do much better.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Queen Victoria, Leicester. A golden coloured beer with orange fruity notes in the nose. More hops in the mouth, presumably some cascades in here. Citrus flavours are good.