Oakes (12629) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-amber, lots of woody hop and rich caramel malt, some abv coming out in the finish. A bit of diacetyl blasts out in the finish as well, unfortunately.
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter swing top bottle pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a full tan head of foam. The aroma offers up pine hops, some cherry and raisins like dark fruity esters and then it gets into resiny bitter hops mixed with some grapefruit like citrus hoppiness. The taste delivers a mix of bitter pine hops, some dark fruity esters, some malts and then biscuit malts. To midway it picks up some pleasing citrus hops and then it heads into a mix of resiny pine hops, resiny bitter citrus and various modest malty notes. This is a little estery for the style but still enjoyable as the hops are thick and balanced.
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 L. swing-top. Mostly clear copper with a small layer of creamy bubbles. Nose is orange toffee, earthy tea leaf and whiffs of dry cocoa and wood. Tastes of sourish tangerine, toasted malt, cocoa, evergreen resin, and earthy dried leaf and wood. Medium body has a soft smooth carbonation and a big dry finish. An interesting and tasty IPA that pays a nice homage to the traditional English style while incorporating some new era hops as well.
thornecb (4406) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber into an English pint. Gloppy seafoam head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Stale cooked veggie aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and citrus upfront turning to bitter grapefruit in the lasting finish.
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tasty. At 8% it doesn’t seem overwhelming, and it still pretty crisp . Plenty of malty flavors, of course, but also crisp grassy, citrusy hops. Dangerously drinkable.
mikedR (1224) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice, very drinkable. What I like here is the slightly sweet malt. Provides a good counterbalance to the hops and the bitterness. Recommended!
markas101 (1845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Giant lfip top bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada vie Coop. Hazy auburn colour. Off white head. Resin-passionfruit aroma. Full body. Bright hop finish.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of resin, grapefruit, burnt toast and grain. A touch harsh in the bitterness in finish. Medium body.
JesseMartineau (87) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 One litre bottle, pours deep Amber, slight haze. Very hoppy, which I love, and a very long bitter finish, also what I love, so for me it?s really good.
Tformby (4) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely malt forward with strong hop finish. True to English style. Very well balanced.