mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To me, English IPAs focus a bit more on balance of malt and hops and aren’t simply out to destroy your palate. Spicy hops lead the way but there’s a distinct wheat breadiness. Also some of the hard water flavor found in a lot of English ales. Very unique mixture of hops including Magnum, Boadicea and Sovereign.
More punch than a Pale Ale, not as much as most IPAs. Respectable 6.8% ABV that adds just a touch of warmth.
It’s definitely good, but maybe a step below their porters, stouts, and the Good Juju.
EKGoldings (585) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Sharkey’s Radford. Clear, light amber. Not much aroma here, not much taste, light malt, good balance, nothing stands out. Ok beer though.
zoucrew102 (682) - - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with notes of citrus hops. Pours golden colored with soapy, off white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with caramel malt flavors with hints of citrus. Finishes dry but fairly smooth with a bit of hop bitterness. Pretty good, but a little muddled.
gegwilson (1607) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in the Sheffield Tap. hazy amber with a cream head. The taste is spicy with citrus and caramel notes. Could do with stronger flavours really.
razzanof (48) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle. An amber pour with a thin eggshell color head that faded quick. No lacing present. No significant aroma. Has a metallic taste. Medium body that was dry and bitter on the palate. A very uninteresting beer.
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Iznogud (1188) - CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Breukelen Beer Merchants, Brooklyn. Pours hazy golden with small white head. Caramel malts, fruit, hint of herbs, sweetish with light bitterness in finish.
UncleKorm (943) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap poured a clear golden hue with a small diminishing white head. Mild malty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are herbal, earthy hop. Medium bodied.
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wimpyjoe (4907) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Slightly hazy golden with a small head and a small carbonation. Has some IPA style, but it’s not very stated. There’s caramel in its nose, but hot so much in taste which mainly has a longer low-bitterness finish. Some of its strength is evident but it hardly impacts on the ale.
annunz123 (899) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Metallic funk dominates the aroma, with some caramel and citrus once you hunt for it. Happily, the taste is a lot better, with biscuit, bready malt and grassy, pine bitterness. To me this is more like an ESB than an IPA, but either way it’s pretty good
leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are leafy with herbal tea and lemon. Multigrain with sharp pithy grapefruit. Hints of shit with earthy notes and bready yeast. Flavours are sweet mixed grains with orange rind and lemony yeast. Hedgerow with green pine and a pithy palate. Decent.
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite good and soft for the style. Nice aroma and a little bit of spices can be sensed in there too.