Don2711 (306) - - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grain aroma. Quite bitter on palate. Good strength. Nice strong beer. Will try again
Mr_Pink_152 (2705) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the lincoln TapHouse And kitchen. Golden colour with a light light citrus aroma. Taste sweet to mid bitter finish
amhart88 (65) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light ale. Sharp aroma. Very hoppy. Hint of citrus zest, but some sweetness. Cereal in background.
Towey1989 (1165) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, slight wheat, subtle cereal, some grapefruit, maybe peach and floral hops. Taste of grain, slight wheat, some grapefruit, a little peach, grass and floral hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, lingering, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A big floral hop bitterness in this, balanced with, maybe unappealing, malts. A drinkable strong pale ale but Kelham Island and other breweries do better than this.
dchad56 (234) - - DEC 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - clear pale yellow, decent white head. Fruity, floral aroma - initial sparkling but ok tongue / mouth. Smooth, lemony citrus flavour - good aftertaste. Nice beer.
Garrold (3326) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Asda. Bright gold. Barely a head. Aroma is all buttery, malty nonsense. A bare trace of hop. Taste is sweet, then bitter. Hard to elaborate on. Chewy palate. Finishes metallic bitter.
teorn88 (5125) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Clapham, Craft 100, London. It pours a rich straw/golden color with small white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy, biscuty. Taste of toasted bread, dried leaves, grass and citrus leaves. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
Hippoman (519) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at a JDW pub in Manchester,
Pours light amber with diminishing white head. No aroma to speak of. Taste is dry with cereal flavour and small amounts of grapefruit. Hops come in hard on a long, bitter finish. I felt the overall flavour was let down by its overtly alcoholic nature. I’d have enjoyed this more at less than 5.2% ABV, but still a decent beer.
bartlebier (2966) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bb?, courtesy of Sheffield D&M, ta. "Hand crafted Pale Ale.", not "A Strong Pale Ale". The Roger Protz tasting notes quoted on the label is near-spot on, apart from the biscuit malts which have run a tad thin and fizzed. Floral citrus aromas, "perfumy", earthier lemongrass notes make a brisk, zippy appearance in taste, quickly turning resinous in taste, bitter finish. Bright clean quencher with a certain UK subtlety, relinquished towards shorted-breathed US hop clarity.
jjsint (1803) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the White Lion, Bridgnorth. Mid gold. Apple, astringency, slight tropical fruit cocktail aroma. Bitter taste with sweet edges. Key lime pie, pineapple. Fuller palate than would normally be expected with a pale ale. This is an iconic ale, and while better than most does not quite live up to the almost reverential reputation. Damn good though.