bluelebowski (6) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Can;t get any better than this for a Pale Ale - gorgeous hop aroma and even better taste, a perfectly harsh bitter aftertaste to finish off the zesty, criso nature of this excellent beer.
Leighton (8747) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at CBC, London. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Big hop aroma, tons of pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with a lot of bitterness to balance out. Plenty of pine and grapefruit, some mild honey and caramel, toasted straw. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warmth in the finish, orange and grapefruit citrus, some grass and mild pee, toasty malts and sugar. Incredible. I can’t really imagine this beer being any better.
jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a thick white head. Light carbonation. Great lacing. Pine, lychee, biscuit and lemon rind - I’m fairly certain Citra is used in this. Flavour is very herbal with a distinct pine and caramel kick. Notes of lychee, grapefruit and mango. Lingering bitterness. Lovely. Medium to full body with an oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation prickle. A truly sensational beer - one of the world’s finest. A real hop bomb with lots of pungent, tropical flavours coming through. I could still taste this 15 minutes after I’d finished it. I’d love to try this on cask and keg.
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on keg at Madness, and now especially eager to have it on cask as well. It is a quintessential American pale ale; quite perfumey and fruity. The finish, though certainly not devoid of hop character (there is quite a lot), is impressively crisp and refreshing.
flying_pig (759) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml Bottle from Vino Wines, Edinburgh (£3.25):
Fruity to begin with, a strong helping of tropical fruits hits you first followed by some lighter pine notes and a touch of grapefruit. Very hoppy overall and backed up with some nice mango and passion fruit. A very summery and refreshing smelling beer.
Bright amber with a finger sized, bubbly looking head that takes an aggressive pour to form but manages to have nice retention.
Tropical with a lot of fruity flavours up front including some mango and bitter grapefruit as well as some pine hops and the usual citrus hops. Like the taste this one comes across as very refreshing and easy to drink with a nice bitter finish.
Light medium in body but definitely not watery, there is a lot of bitterness and plenty of sweet, fruity notes with a good refreshing well and a nice citrus tang.
Definitely one of the best I have ever tried, this one had it all really. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruit notes with just the right amount of hops and bitterness. There was a great, easy going and refreshing feel to the beer and I managed to work my way down it in almost no time at all.
therambler (8) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
a strong favorite of mine, cask or keg winner everytime, had an exceptional one on cask at the holborn whippet not to long ago
rdsh (9) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyable hoppy beer with lots of citrus overtones. Moderate aroma very indicative of what’s to come. Plenty of hops and citrus flavours with a bitter aftertaste.
superflyguy (419) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
light fluffy head atop a hazy pale orange body.
big hop profile. loads of citrus aroma. grapefruit to the fore. hints of grass, pine resin a little malt in the mouth. lovely dry bitter finish.
much more punk than punk!
blind jacks. knaresborough
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow gold with a billowing white head which settles into about a fingers worth of fluffy foam. Aroma is flowery white pepper surrounded and enfolded by mango, lychee and tangerine. Dives across the palate with a slick florally bitter vapour trail. Mango, watermelon and lychee flavours turn into a dry pepper then return around the edges of the tongue with creeping bitterness. Pepper and grassy mango remain in the nose while the tongue continues to tingle while lightly creamy topical fruits dance around. Gorgeous.
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent copy of American pale . Good citrus notes on the aroma front . A very full on hop profile . Light on the malt , but after light grapefruit flavour . Really good carbonation .