haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 Bottle at home, cask and keg at Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. The problem with west coast pale ale clones is that itís too easy to end up playing the Usual Suspects. To spot the lineage of aroma hop combination, how it developed its light malt footprint.
No need. Extending the metaphor, this is the Keyser Soze of pale ales. Itís picked up subtle touches and mannerisms from all over. And before you know it... like that, itís gone. Effortlessly enjoyable, refreshingly crisp, gluggably good fun. One of those beers that actually made me stop and think less about the recipe and more about enjoying the whole damn pint.
Re-rate January 2012. Five pints of this on a Sunday afternoon and itís got a smoother feel, no hop harshness. Feels ever-more assured. One of the best cask beers in the UK at the moment.
s_hartshorne (472) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Sheffield tap. Golden colour good white head and lacing. Nice tropical citrus aroma. Taste is good sweet malts good tropical citrus hops perfectly balanced. Medium full body nice mouthfeel soft carbonated. Great stuff.
wimpyjoe (2662) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden-orange with a small head. Crisp with a medium tropical fruit aroma and taste.
nulptr (94) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cask at cloisters. lovely head, creamy mouth feel, hop explosion, I want to say this is what 3 Floyds zombie dust would taste like on cask. but that is probably never a comparison Iíll be able to make. still a very nice pint.
Bombtrack (2) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Pit Chapel Allerton Leeds. Pours a golden straw colour. Nice laced head with smells of hoppy floral notes. Tastes of hops, grass and fruity notes such as peach, lime and apricot. Fairly decent beer!
Scottishchris (96) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the bat. Clear golden pour, white head. Lovely passion fruit nose. Medium body good mouth feel, balanced bitter with a little fruity sweetness.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hack and Hop. Pours clear orange with a dense white head. Loads if lacing left. Nose is pungent citric zest and tropical fruits. Sweetness of the fruits balanced by some aggressive bitterness. Taste is zesty as all hell with loads of passionfruit and lychee fruits. Nice aggressive bitterness. Very good. Prefer this over the NZ version
allmyvinyl (1843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the York Tap. Pours clear golden yellow, thin white head. Aromas of mango, lychee, passionfruit. Smooth, bitter taste, light malt. Good bitter finish. Excellent.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, sour fruits, pale malts, citrus, earthy hops. Flavor of sweaty hops, light fruits, pale malts, wheat, citrus. Hoppy, super drinkable. However it doesnít taste super fresh.
minutemat (740) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Pied Bull, Chester. Soapy mouthfeel with a veritable blend of citrus & tropical fruit hops and a bitter finish.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells of fairly bitter hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a light mouthfeel. Not bad, but forgettable.