renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bootle from GBBF 2010. Hazy orange, fine carbonation. Fine thin head. Tropical dried fruit hop nose, quite delicate with hints of pineapple. Sweet flowery flavors, good balanced bitterness. Maybe not as strong and raw as usual American IPAs, but no mistaking it for a real ’english-style IPA’. Nice though!
pumpmaster (1272) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.99 Very good!
MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Citric, limey and slightly piney hoppy aroma with a light bready malty background. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly bready malty base with a good dash of fruity and piney aroma hops, leading into a lasting and moderately bitter finish. Easy-going and pleasant IPA. 04.VIII.10
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easiest drinking, smoothes, lightest IPA I’ve had in a long time. lite gold color, not much head, average lacing. Great label
PorterPounder (6290) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
St Petersburg, Fl. - Rollin’ Oats Health Food Store - 12 oz bottle. Murky medium orange pour with a sticky white head that leaves a nice sticky coat of lacing. Aroma is initially that of toe-jam bit if mellows out after a while to something approximating orange marmalade. Nice subtle bitterness with some apricots, a bit of light citrus, hint of mint. Mouthfeel is nice and thick.
larsniclas (6145) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF09
Golden with a small, bubbly head.
Really hoppy, grassy aroma.
Loads of dry, hoppy bitterness. Maybe a bit too bitter.
Fresh and fruity flavour.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow-orange, whitish cover, spotty lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, pear, spicy hops, bready doughy malt. Taste is more spicy hops, spicy esters, some pale fruits, apple, pear.
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very Fluffy head with a very impressive lacing, large clumps of fluff form rings around the glass as it goes down. Aroma is nonexistent. The flavor is creamy, mostly from the head, hoppy, smooth.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at chris o pre GBBF tasting ... ight fruit hop ... light ruit hop ... dull soft hop ... ok ... light bitter
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale gold sporting a very small white head, quickly fading. Just a slight haze and some sediment in the bottle. Nose is of breads, toast, nutty malt, herbal hops and maybe just a little sourness. no fruity esters. Taste is again balanced with evident English malt and earthy hops. no citrus but sweet. bitterness is there but weak. Finishes with a lingering earthy hop profile and noticeable London yeast character. Seems like a good English example. not my favorite style but I like it better than others I’ve had.