RPKLove (105) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtle citrus on the nose, definitely bread-like malts, not much in the way of hops. Amber in color, very transparent for an IPA, with a minimal white head. A little bitter at first, slightly metallic, not a whole lot of bite. More of a strong pale ale more than an IPA. Average IPA.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark golden with a fluffy white head. Hop aroma of citrus, marijuana, and subtle pine. Taste is big and bready with notes of barley and oats and a decent hops presence. Pretty good.
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The label is really awesome--I don’t think it is inconsequential when a brewer puts a little extra into their produce in that way. I prefer the softer IPA style; very much more like a British IPA. But like British bitters and IPAs there is a little that is grassy and uncomfortable about this. Some murkiness. Better with food.
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had a video review of this beer, along with the crazy label, but alas, Twiddeo didn’t capture my video correctly. Boo. You’ll have to take my word for it: it was good. Not overly hoppy like American-IPAs (it’s a traditional British IPA), slightly more bitter (a good thing), with some definitive straw and grass undertones (also a good thing). Would go great with anything spicy (Vindaloo, Szechuan). I don’t tend to gravitate towards IPAs, but if I do, I grab a traditional IPA…like this one. I also made some notes about it in the video review for Saison Dupont.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a yellowish brown color. Aroma of citrus/grapefruit and hops. Taste: carbonated grapefruit juice at first, then a good bite of hops to finish. not as good as I was expecting it to be.
jimhilt (2456) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear pale amber color. Nose is light grapefruit hops. Flavor is sweet grapefruit with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. $2.15 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Juicy tropical fruit nose with crackery crystal underneath. Clear golden body with a large creamy, lacing white head. Taste is very bitter with an aftertaste of English hops, out of balance with malt but not extreme. Medium-full body. Sharp and sort of unredeeming.
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale amber with a thick foamy white head that leaves moderate layer of lacing. Aroma of caramel notes and British hops... not all that powerful just from the nose. This IPA is more bitter and less hoppy than your run of the mill American IPA. It is a little bit like an amped up bitter I suppose.The hops have some straw flavor. There are some caramel malts. Leaves a minor aftertaste.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8oz or something at Mondial 2010. Thanks to bobsy for this one.
Appearance : Clear yellow, no head.
Aroma : Fruity, floral and grassy.
Taste : Malt, floral and grassy hops. Herbal too and fruity. Finish slightly spicy, grassy and bitter.
Overall : A bit too herbal aqnd grassy for my taste. Nice fruits. Very drinkable and rather refreshing.
screigh (496) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours slightly darker than an American macro. Huge fluffy white head that sticks around with plenty of lacing. The aroma smells almost exactly like skunky Moosehead or Heineken. Almost tastes like a noble hopped pilsner rather than and English IPA. Off the mark on style in my opinion.