Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle purchased in Asda. Pours deep gold with a reasonable head. Aroma is predominantly vanilla and caramel. This light sweetness is noticeable in flavour also but is countered by a medium/high bitterness from the hops. IMO the claimed "layers of zesty flavour" from the hops do not appear, instead being muted by the typical I&G vanilla/oak flavour. A quality beer but again not really my type of quality beer.
BeerViking (3010) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from B&M, gold with a thin head, hints of lemon and golden toffee, palate is light oak over lemon cream biscuits with a dry citrus and herbal bitterness.
IngetSlick (44) - - MAY 28, 2015
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Small white head. Golden body. Doesnt smell much, hints of oak and barley, some yeast. Tastes oak (way too much of it), very bitter, hints of plums, apple, apricot.
Calisky (1561) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur ambrée légère, mousse qui disparait. Nez de caramel doux, beurre blond, leger chêne. Gout de caramel doux, leger boisé chêne et butterscotch, amertume houblon sec. Corps moyen. Fin légère amère et caramel.
GlennHendry (90) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The familiar malty aroma of a British IPA with a gorgeous golden pour; this is far hoppier than I expected. Citrus and floral notes with some pine and caramel malts and a hint of vanilla as well. Smooth, if a little light. Almost as good as their Canadian Cherrywood Finish.
Bendrixian (1297) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear pour. Some floral hops and bit of sweetness and oak. Medium bodied. Almost like a hoppy lager with the sweetness. Forgetful.
Ferris (7068) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Sweet caramel malts, oak and a touch of citrus. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet caramel with a light hop bitterness. Not bad but a bit dull.
Cybercat (3888) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber with a thick and frothy eggshell head. Aroma is crisp and malty, not much else. Flavor is definitely better, trotting out fruity and subtle hoppy tones to support the malty core. Texture has average body and not much fizz. If not outstanding - maybe this was not one of their better batches. Worth a fair shake nonetheless.
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Waitrose, BB April 2016. Golden orange, pretty clear, lightly sparkling, big foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is musty towel, lemonade, mulched card. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is tangy and drying, woody and metallic, grapefruit, paper and rust. Big rust vibe. Soft bitterness. Interesting - just a bit too dry and astringent. I was expecting this to be insipid and under-done, but actually it’s intense and over-done.
rommelreno (41) - - MAY 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Espuma abundante e clara, cerveja bem clara. Aroma de terra com ervas. Gosto com toque de baunilha pouco amargor do lúpulo. Cerveja boa para um dia quente.
Fatehunter (1614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear darker straw body.
The aroma is resin, wood, honey and vanilla. Nice.
The taste starts slow, mildly bitter, then turn vanilla and woody with a mild pine bitter finish.
The texture is soft, yet a little fizzy.
The IPA and oak play well together.