rougeau13 (2177) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 A little sweet, a little buttery, very bitter to the detriment of everything else
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. IPA nose, hoppy, but with some floral hints. Taste is hoppy, mild fruity/citrus flavor.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 355ml. Very pleasnat nose. Hop accented- of course. A very happy sleuthing... Good bitterness. Above my expectations.
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-golden with a fizzy white head and clear for an IPA. Aroma is of muted flowers, light fruit, and minimal hops. Taste is crisp, slightly flowery, and dry with a bit of bitter semi-sweet chocolate in the finish.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name doesn’t fit but this one isn’t bad as a more English style IPA. Bottle pours a hazy golden body with a small offwhite head that leaves attractive patchy lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops that are more apricot and lemon than grapefruit. Taste follows suit with the addition of grassy hop bitterness and a biscuity malt presence that has some caramel sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Very approachable.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Draught at the White Horse.
I quite like this although I’m sure it’s not most peoples cup of tea. Clean mid gold colour with a thin but lasting white head. Incredibly cheesy aroma. It really is just full on cheese but I like it. Almost Stilton funk. Some feet in there too along with some poo and barnyard, the whole lot. I’ve never experienced such cheesy malt. Madness. The flavour is not quite so good. No cheese, just a fairly standard blonde with not much character. Faint earthy note in the finish is reallypleasant though. Pretty standard stuff to be honest, I just really like the cheese malt aroma.
sloth (2625) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK head and lace, retention too. Clear gold/light copper in color. Nose is grassy, lightly fruity and grainy. Thin bodied, pushy carbonation. Light grassy flavors, some cardboard, spicey, lightly floral. Fairly dry, light bitter finish. Intro IPA. Thanks Robert!
Rustyham (1786) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Some light pale malt flavors. Palate has a long lasting hoppy aftertaste. Very warming, but nothing to write home about. On Tap at Flying Saucer, Nashville.
caesar (5765) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Clear golden color, short head. Soft hoppy aroma, bit grassy, bit floral, hint of grain. Soft bitter taste. A bit boring to be honest.
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Robert at SL! Pour was full straw golden color, just short of amber. The head was on the small side. Aroma of strong grass type hops, almost a pilsner smell with some grains underneath. The flavor followed, really strong bittering hops of grassy notes. Mouthfeel was strongly carbonated, a bit on the lighter side of moderate in body. Came across overall as a highly hopped lighter pilsner in many ways. Thanks, Robert!