dynamiteninja (1673) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Cask. The York Tap, York. Amber brown body. Medium white head. Grapefruit. Bitter with a bitter finish. 8 4 8 4 15. ### Bottle. Deep amber body. Medium white head. Citrus/grapefruit nose. Chocolate malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. Tangy dry finish. 8 4 8 4 15
BlackHaddock (4867) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The second real ale at the beginning of a session in the Cask Pub and Kitchen, London; Oct 2011: could I find any evidence of those 6 different hops and 5 types of malts used in this brew?
The hand pulled pint looked good: more brown than red or amber in colour, the off-white head, deep and full. Healthy looking beer, the head leaving some heavy lacing as the beer level sank (in half inch increments).
Those hops gave off a grapefruit, citrusy smell, some pine as well, the malts not really getting a look in on the aroma front.
The taste was a better blend of flavours, the malts asserted themselves more in the mouth than in the nose. Still plenty of hop bitterness about, initially and at the end, with the malts taking centre stage during the whole drink. Overall it seemed an easy drinking beer which was well balanced and uncomplicated, even if it had a multitude of different ingredients.
shovel_foot (2) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Pours a deep amber red - huge hop haze. Great punchy citrus, pine and resiny grass aromas. Full bodied beer that tastes stronger than 4.6%. Its very moreish. Sharp, citrus biterness very well balanced by a complex malt character. Will be getting this beer again soon!
daje (2648) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2012
Dark amber color, big creamy beige head.
Fruity and grassy aroma, hoppy taste too with lots of fruit very well combined with the malt profile. Lovely bitterness and finish.
Alusmamuts (933) - LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber hazy with medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Nice refreshing hoppy taste, mild bitterness, some wateness.
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe. Amber with a moderate off-white head. Big fresh hop taste of pine and berries and orange well balanced against sweet malts. Great full-flavoured beer.
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - The Southampton Arms, London. Fine & bubbly lasting beige head atop a cloudy, ruddy amber body. Fresh & vibrant grapefruit, peach, strawberry & pine aromas. Pine, gently resinous & grapefruit flavour profile. Cracking depth for the ABV in my book. Nice contrast between an initial juiciness and a finishing dryness. Soft, rounded & firm mouthfeel, gently spritzy crisp carbonation, medium body, big lingering zesty grapefruit bitter finish with a hint of mid berry in the aftertaste. Plenty to offer without going overboard & remaining effortlessly drinkable.
RichardW (1703) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Coppers8til8, Newcastle. Beautiful heady aroma of fresh hops, pine and grapefruit, with a hint of resin to it. Clean smooth palate, with dryness on the back of the throat, lovely rounded mouthfeel, some faint woody characteristics, overall a stonkingly good read ale from a fine brewery.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
heady aroma of hoppy citrus and grapefruit. smooth and clean in the mouth with a soft carbonation. slightly bitter finish.
more from magic please!
JohnRMurdoch (3747) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Brauadar. Strong hoppy aroma. Reddish brown colour, big foamy head. Spicy hoppy flavour. Smooth & creamy. Good one.