imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’12. Gold with white head. This is a real hop monster and very good because of it. There is a lightish maltiness but a crunching hop impact, passion fruit and apricot, good depth, bitter, drying. Really pretty good.
kwik-lime (1122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy orange due to yeast sediment, and a head that lasts nicely leaving impressive lacing. Aroma is a little grassy hop but mainly Um Bongo. That’s a tropical fruit juice from the UK. Or the Congo, according to its packaging. Anyway. Taste is really hoppy with a citrus streak and a dry finish. This is great.
EdKing (1703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really surprised by some of the lower ratings on this. Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is light hazy orange, light fluffy foam head. Nose is sherberty orange, tangerine, floral, tropical fruit. Taste is tangerine, tropical fruit, caramel malt and a grapefruity bitter citrous finish. Body is light to medium. Realy like this, was great with spicy food. This’ll be regular for me, would like to compare it on cask.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Bree Louise with Sarah. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of pine hop with a hint of grass backed by a note of biscuit. Flavor has a nice pine hop with a hint of resin and a grain backbone. Easy drinking.
harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Sebright Arms Hackney. Orange amber colour slight haze disappearing white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Yes quite hoppy bitterness on finish. Yes there is Nelson Sauvin on finish. Some earthynesd to the finish. Pretty tasty.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 13/10/12.
Pale golden with a thin white head.
Light tropical fruit nose, hops, sweet grapefruit and a little pine.
Hop forward flavour profile, grapefruit, pine and a little peppery.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation lending towards a bitter finish.
Decent hoppy stuff!
Svesse (5812) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, London, 19 April 2012) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with orange, apricots and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of grainy malt, orange, dried apricots and fresh hops in a finish with a decent bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Nice one.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Doric Arch London. A bronze coloured beer which pours mostly headless. Sticky orangey hops. Notes of marmalade. Served too warm, but a decent hop profile does come through the shadows. Long finish. Decent.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Queens Head, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a foamy, white head. A bit of lightly toasted malts in the nose, some straw. Light to medium sweet flavor, light tang to the malts, some wet hay. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Bready malt finish, some leafy bitterness, dough, toast, faint citrus. Decent beer, though nothing special.
JorgeLee (1014) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oddbins West Hampstead. An orange-tinged ale, not much of a head. Smooth fruity hop flavours, orange, citrus. Not a hop bomb, but a well balanced hoppy pale ale. It just lacked a touch of crunch and freshness in the hop to be really really good, but very enjoyable.