s_hartshorne (2579) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden colour good white head and lacing. Aroma is great orange citrus airfreshner. Taste is orange honey sweet malts nice hoppy bitter finish. Medium full body nice smooth mouthfeel soft carbonated. I love this best golden ale I’ve ever had by far, more great stuff from ilkley brewery!
ladnewton (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
LIVE RATING: Cask at CBI, London on 11th May 2013. Slightly hazy gold with thin white lacing foam. Hoppy aroma with some earthy pungency. Deliciously hoppy in-mouth with rich grassiness and savoury notes. Floral and fruity flavours in the background. Building bitterness in finish, with cheesiness and grass balancing out nicely. Zingy, engaging mouthfeel. A lush pint to sup and savour.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Bottle Booths Penrith. It was the words ’Nelson Sauvin’ that appealed to me and I wish they’d shoved more in! Floral, tangy with a biscuit malt backbone. Beautiful pale beer, white head that disappears fairly fast and a faintly metallic finish. Need to try this on cask. Rerated 14.11.14: seems even hoppier, more jammier and more rounded. Excellent.
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk from Bottle
Aroma wasn’t as good as the flavour. Zingy, hoppy and bouncy taste with a medium bitter aftertaste. A lagery-pale ale perfect for a pub garden in the summer, where a couple would go straight to your head. Less good on a winter’s night, but a nicely made pint nonetheless.
Fin (9358) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of dad, (cheers dad) consumed at Isobels, Friday 10th October 2014 shared with dad & Baz Pours light lemony gold with white head. Wonderful fresh zippy nose. This is crisp, fruity and the NZ hops are superb here really singing. Dad said he got this from Morrissons, all I can say is this is a superb supermarket beer and in very esteemed beery company this more than held its own. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0
swampwater (66) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Came with a Beer 52 order. Bottled.
Aroma: Hops, malt, black pepper, hay.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold colour. Light white head, that lingers.
Taste: A very bitter hop taste. Slight caramel notes, with a peppery finish.
Palate: Quite bitter, yet smooth. Light carbonation. Light body.
Overall: Really odd, this one. A nice hoppy pale ale, that’s very bitter... then smooth... then peppery. That black pepper after taste is odd, yet strangely refreshing. Highly recommended!
JaKeAFC (873) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Nice golden color, average white head, lacing. Nice smell too. Aroma has soft biscuits malts with loads of resin hops. Is this how NZ hops is like? Tastes good! Mild citrusy tones, lots of resin and hops. Body is medium to full, very filling. Taste is bitter, long bitter finish with hops, sticky. And incredibly enough this is just a 4.2 ABV, feels much more bigger than it really is. Very good one, loved it.
JohnRMurdoch (4270) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 Cask @ The 3 Judges & bottle from Drygate. Oaty hoppy spicy grassy aroma. Golden yellow colour. Big spicy citrus fruit flavour with bitter aftertaste. Good golden ale.
Infiniteipa (30) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent pale from Ilkley, pours golden in colour, pungent NZ hops in the Aroma. Taste is catty, grassy NZ hops, with a perfectly pitched bitterness for a pale ale. Nelson Sauvin hops are used to great effect here, I would easily put this beer right up there with Kernel and Magic Rocks offerings.
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Booths. Pours clear pale yellow, thin white head. Aromas are floral and light citrus, white grape and light malt. Taste packs a fair hop punch, but manages to balance out with light sweet notes. Very nice.