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.
Tselloufc88 (17) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Have heard many good things about this beer was really looking forward to this. Pours a slightly hazy golden brown, nice bit of carbonation with a small white head. Looks very appealing! Aromas are of mango, pineapple and tropical fruits. Typical American smell. Taste is initially sweet with plenty of fruit going on with a nice not too bitter finish. Lovely stuff.
ElectroMod (87) - - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a vibrant, slightly hazy orange colour with a thin white head that lasts.
Aroma is hoppy and citrussy. Taste is effervescently hoppy with mango and orange peel the dominant flavours. Palate is nice and lightly carbonated with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice.
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber color. Big fresh fruity nose with tons of pineapples and tropical fruit. The mouth superbly well balanced, no flawless, hops everywhere, great malt back bone. Very clean, quaffable. Nice bitter finish without going over the top. So so smooth and great.
jonno (2135) - JAPAN - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft, subdued nose. Pineapple, toffee malt, apple and lychee. Smooth but fullish body. A bit dulled but lots of toffee and tropical fruit. Solid.
s_hartshorne (647) - 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 (2984) - 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 (103) - 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 (121) - 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 (2788) - 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