Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the South Western Arms - St Denys (So’ton) - 09/09/12.
Golden blonde with a thin slightly off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, hops.
Taste largely follows nose with a slightly perfumed/floral finish and some hop presence.
Medium bodied with minimum to moderate carbonation lending to a dry fnish.
Wasn’t expecting too much from yet another English brewers IPA but this was a pleasant surprise and I’d happily have again!
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at haymarket ... copper thin tan head ... dimled glass ... soft light zezty toffeee nose ... sweet fruits ... light pine and grapefruit ... pretty decennt
berkshirejohn (5093) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the John Russell Fox (JDW), Andover. Amber with a loose off-white head; tropical fruit aroma; rich, tropical fruit flavour - some pineapple and grapefruit - and immediately dry and bitter; the finish is clean and spritzy, long and dry with a green hopped bitterness typical of NZ hops. An excellent attempt at a southern hemisphere style IPA. The best IV ale I’ve tried.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Mudlark London. A golden beer with an off-white skim of head. Sweetish tropical fruits throughout. Quite bitter and sharp. The nos is more pleasant than the taste with is too harsh and lacks balancing malts. Could do better.
JohnRMurdoch (3747) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Curlers Rest. A brand new beer. Fruity malt aroma. Reddish brown colour with a good head. Spicy tropical fruit flavour. Smooth & creamy. A new one & good one.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Huge citrus with subtle malt
A - Golden with creamy head
T - Sweet, a bit sour with strong lasting bitter
P - Medium and soft
O - A fine British I.P.A.
EdKing (2119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in The Dog & Duck. Pours orange/light brown. Nose is very English hops, bit of English crystal malt. Taste is strong hoppy, bit of fruit hop, crystal malt and dry hopped. Dry hop finish on the tongue.