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.
Camons (6813) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Salling Beer fest. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, wood, light sweetness, oak, vanilla, light citrus. Flavor is light sweet, malt, oak, vanilla, light hops. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 280315
DocLock (8246) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy mahogany with fizzy, tan head. Nose is oaky vanilla, caramel, hops. Tastes oaky, with big vanilla, caramel, hops, peat. More balanced flavor than many IGs Iíve had, and a solid beer.
Darwenus (593) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a clear, dark gold color with a trace of head. The aroma is vanilla, butter, a hint of oak. The flavor is very sweet upfront, and rich and malty in the finish. If you have your heart set on a true IPA, which is how this is billed, youíll be disappointed. Itís more of a classic English ale. But, at that, itís a fairly good one.
hawanna (2467) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle
floral, citrus, cereal, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,
miquelcrush (1631) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cervesa amb fluix aroma pel que fa al estil, en boca predominen els caramels provinents de les maltes.
Cerveza con flojo aroma por lo que se refiere al estilo, en boca predominan los caramelos providentes de las maltas.
AtronSeige (806) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Medium hoppy, fruity, grapefruit. Medium-light oak, vanilla. Medium sweetness, strawberries, peaches.
Appearance: Brilliant, gold body. Small, off-white head. fair retention.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium hoppiness, fruity, peach. Medium sweetness, strawberry, Light resin. Medium maltiness. Medium-light oak/vanilla. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and hoppiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Bitter, but still well balanced. Amazing flavours and aromas. An AMAZING beer!
330 ml bottle, thanks Holger and Innis & Gunn!
14B. American IPA
23. Specialty Beer
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Vanilla, floral, oak, caramel, and citrus. Sweeter (vanilla and caramel), but overall, did not find this as bad as I thought it would be ...
nordic (104) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (shared with friends).
Oak & whiskey flavours. Alchohol feels. Rich aroma.
blackradioboy (42) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Has that I&G character. They suggest grapefruit, but I get orange. It's pretty good, if not a show-stopper.
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edsspoon (672) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - light golden with a small of white head which fizzles away. Aroma of malts, caramel and hints of firewood. Taste of sweet caramel and toffee, a little vanilla and cream. Medium body, medium carbonation.