tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus and spicy hops blend well with malt sweetness in the nose. Hazy copper coloured body is topped by a shy white large bubbled head that recedes rapidly to ring with scant lace. Flavour is as the aroma suggests with moderate to strong bitterness, citrus and spicy hop character and some caramel sweetness. Bitterness lingers. Medium light body with moderate carbonation is quite dry and somewhat thin for my taste. Seems like it could use a bit more malt character to support the hop bill. Snifter. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in February 2013.
teamsale (155) - Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a thick off-white head and great lacing. Smells strongly of citrus, pine, fruit, and a smidge of rotten eggs. Taste doesn’t really stand out, abundant pine and some grapefruit, not a lot of flavors here but is well balanced. Mild bitterness that lasts an eternity. Mediocre aftertaste. Above average but not by much.
rederic (3253) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, cloudy amber hue, with a thick bubbly beige head, with a mild sweet grainy caramel, toasted, biscuity, pale malt, herbal floral leafy, grassy, piney, resiny hoppy nose, with a faint raspberry fruity, yeasty, multi grain bread dough, toffee accent, with a caramel cookie dough, lemon, grapefruit peel, lemon pie crust note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a fruity, yeasty, toffee, earthy flowery citrus, leafy, grassy, resiny, piney hoppy character, with some zesty lemon, grapefruit rind, mint Leaf, mild toasted, caramel, pale malty flavours, within a nice coniferous, cedary undertone, leading towards a soft fruity yeastiness, toffeeish, caramel, toasted, pale maltiness, lemon, grapefruit zestiiness, good lingering leafy, resiny, citrus, piney, leafy hop bitterness finish.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color. Nose is fairly grassy with some bread elements coming through underneath. Taste is moderately bitter, and feels only moderately fresh to me, like the hops in there are just starting to turn. Still a pretty easy drink.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].
ABV: 6.2%. Clear medium amber orange colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wood, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, wood, hoppy, yeasty, grass, citrus, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours clearish gold with some sediment and an off-white cream head. Floral aroma, some perfume, pine, bread. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate bitter grass, dry caramel, bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent hoppy finish with more grass and flowers. Alright.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours an amber color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty piney citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Thanks Colin. Mostly clear light copper red colour. Persistent white head. Grassy citrus lemon grass. Nice dry finish. Velvety palate. nice stuff.
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Light haze on this amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate. Light malt cream. Light Sorachi Ace tasting lemon cream. Touch of herb. Finish is smooth and semi dry and increases the tang, Nice beer! Would have sworn Sorachi Ace!
Theydon_Bois (16661) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, acquired from the duty free shop at SEATAC, 10/08/13.
Golden amber with a good sized off white/light beige head.
Nose is light hops, orange, hint of plastic, citrus fruit.
Taste comprises bitter orange, light caramel notes, grass, hops.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with light hop bitterness.
Not what I really expect from a west coast IPA, more akin to an overgrown Golden Blonde, ok drinkable affair but nothing I’d return to!
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours lightly hazy amber with a small white head. The nose is varnish, pine, earth, toast and crystal malt. The taste is wood, earth, varnish, decent bitterness, brown bread, spice and light orange with a very dry, somewhat bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Fine.