Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber, a little tart and w hints of diacetyl. Med body, with mellow malt character but I’m really not pulling a lot of hop, which is disappointing.
Graham77 (205) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Clydesdale in Lanark (JDW). Very nice session ale at under 4% ABV with good flavours. A very typical APA for me but punches above its weight in terms of ABV. Would definitely drink again.
WeissGary (279) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at JDW Counting House, Glasgow, Scotland. Very light and smooth session beer; light malt hops throughout the aroma and taste, slight caramel on the tongue with a hearty sip, quite watery. Good session ale.
BlackHaddock (3201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two cask pints in ’The Queens Head’ at the Springfield end of Gretna Green, Scotland (Saturday 9th June 2012).
Pale yellow body: almost clear but not cloudy, a slight mist perhaps. On top a lasting white head which started fairly thin but stayed.
Citrusy hop aroma and taste: I liked it, nothing too strong in the flavours but it suited my needs greatly at the time. Subtle in all aspects, easy to drink and very pleasant overall. A lovely session ale and I would certainly have another if I every come across it again.
Nilz (345) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Village Inn Arrocher; a cloudy amber ale with a thin head more lacing than I expected. Tastes of toasted nuttiness, caramel, on the whole pleasant if a little on the bland side form my tatse.
wimpyjoe (2986) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slight hoppy aroma, looks good, but is very bland, average at best in its taste.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Teviot. Orange yellow amber, white head. Mild nose of lemon sherbet, slight orange fruitiness. Light body, similar fruit flavours, peppery and dry. Slightly watery with a mild bitter linger. Fine.
rosenbergh (6110) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Sir Walter Scott (JDW), Edinburgh Airport, Scotland.
Cloudy pale golden colour with small white head.
Mild hops and yeast in aroma.
Mild bitterness, floral hops, yeast and malt in flavour.
Drinkable but uninteresting for an APA.
McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Welcoming warmth of a husky aroma disguised in a golden, paled body with thin undistinguished head. Malty banana initial palate, speckled lemon on the finish. Disjointedness with the citrus element, all on the high kicking zest side of things without a refreshing element in sight for an APA. Little linger with a very clean lift was the only upside. Went well with a malt on the second pint. (Cask, Filmhouse Bar, Edinburgh)
April 4th 2013:
Watery fruit medley nose, watermelon towards the end. Dense golden body, clipped white head. Upfront biscuity bitterness, with a smooth enough midrange that allows milky lemon creaminess to the palate rather than the other way about. Very smooth, more enjoyable than I expected.
Cask, Golden Rule, Edinburgh
JohnRMurdoch (2977) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Counting House. Pale golden yellow colour, good head. Mild citrus resin aroma. Dry biscuit resin flavour. Smooth & creamy. Flowery aftertaste. Somewhere between a golden & pale ale.