Scopey (8526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet malty action, woody, musty, resin, grainy and caramel. The taste is bitter, sweet malty stuff, earthy, oily, resinous, quite sweet, grapefruit rind, soapy, caramel, alcohol and bread with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Too malty and sweet. I’m not a fan.
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home courtesy of Kirsty. A medium golden colour. DIdn’t pour with much head. Medium consistency.
nihtila (1475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
14.4.2014. Hoppy, malty nose. Low carb, medium bodied, hoppy, a bit caramel sweetness. Simple.
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Bow Bar.
Appearance - amber with a decent head. Lovely red shades.
Nose - a delicate lemon and fruitcake thing with a gentle malt background.
Taste - liquorice, but lemon and cake zinging through.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a challenging middle section that you kinda have to chew through.
Overall -good ale. Has high points and has points where you have to try a bit.
Pith (159) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Loch Lomond Brewery. Pours amber with small white head. Aroma of gentle fruity hops and floral. Taste is grapefruit medium bitter hops. Has a consistent taste throughout with medium oily mouth feel.
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Holyrood 9a. Pours golden amber, quite light, fruity and malty.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Crystal Palace, Glasgow (JDW) on 31st January 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby in colour with a thin white head. Strong fruity aroma, long in intensity. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malts give a rich fruity maltloaf base with flavours of pink grapefruit, lychees and passion fruit juicy in the mouth. Short nod to the hop resins in the floral aftertaste which fades rather fast giving a quick bitter note. Finish is malty and full of juicy fruit with pomegranate, blood orange and oak cask notes in the mouth. This is a decent American IPA in style and well recommended.
Lonick (787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a hint of red. Both grassy and lemon on the nose with a herbal slightly floral kick on the palate. Good not great but very pleasant, I’d be chuffed to find it at the end of an Autumn walk.
Rune (9079) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hal pint, cask by handpump at Standing Order. Off-white head blanketing the glass. Near-clear copper coloured body. Marmalade nose. Dried fruity taste with malty sweetness, jam-like. Malt-fruity, mid-bitter ending. Rather heavy to drink, but satisfying (Edinburgh 09.08.2013).
cgarvieuk (16800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at SRAF... Golden amber... Bubbly white head... Soft sweet floral fruits nose... Soft mellow sweet fruits... Dry Oily orange.... Soft sweet and juicy...