Snegurochka (335) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw yellow body, a little unclear. Spare soapy head, with lacing. It smells like a candy store with at flowerbed outside. Pleasant, taste of honey, dew and mint. Very fresh. No taste of alcohol. Very pleasant end to the evening at Marble Arch Inn with Rune and Stefan. (5.Jul.2012)
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cock Tavern, London. It pours amber, with small foamy white head. The nose is light toast, grass, hay and pithy citrus. The taste is pithy citrus, mango, faint peach, pretty sweet actually, icing sugar, straw, varnish and grass, with a bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not bad, but pretty forgettable to be honest.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bacchus, Newcastle 080912
Golden, clear, thin white head
Aroma - citrus hops, grapefruit, no booze, sweet hop resins, light malt, nice citrus
Taste - not overly hoppy, citrus grapefruit hops, light zest, perhaps not hoppy enough, booze more noticeable, maybe too much sweet background malts
Palate medium body, oily, sweet. Finish - bit dry with lingering fryish bitterness
Overall - It’s OK but there’s too much golden malt backbone
kaiho (69) - - AUG 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the old fountain, London. Pours a clear sunshine yellow with the occasional lazy bubble and a frothy white head. Smell of mango and marmalade. Taste of kiwi fruit in what is a surprisingly sweet and fruity concoction. Like drinking tropical fruit puree with a good load of carbonation bitterness. Excellent beer. Cool, fresh, and alcoholic without being boozy.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 28/7/2012. Clear, straw coloured with a slight white head. Aroma of citrus, with a hint of grapefruit and sweetish malts. Flavour had more citrus fruit, pineapple and light malts. Finish was dry. Very good.
madmitch76 (12247) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 16th July 2012
Euston Tap - could have been server a little cooler but by no means warm! Clear gold beer, good white head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Sweet hops! Pineapple and mango syrup. A little peach and a trace of orange. Smooth finish. Nice fruits! 3.7
22nd October 2012
Old Fountain. Floral notes with mango and tinned peach syrup. A little mango and lime and subtle mint. Nice!
Rune (6961) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint, cask at the brewpub. Clear golden body. Spotty lacing to the glassware. A few bubbles at the top. Smell of oily hops and tropical fruits. Hop fruity taste with shells of citrus supported by juicy malts. Semi-dry, bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Likable (Manchester, 05.07.2012).
Leighton (8786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a fine, white foam head. The nose holds lots of jammy citrus, with faint booze, some lemon and passion-fruit. The flavor is medium to heavy sweet, lightly syrupy, with lots of ripe, somewhat jammy citrus, faint marmalade, some alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warmth to finish, with plenty more orange, tangerine and melon, along with faint, resinous pine. It’s a passable IPA. Not bad.