MacMoney (792) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours golden orange with a yellowish-brown head. Aroma has a lot of berries, mostly tart gooseberries and blackcurrant as well as leaves of said berry bushes. Light passionfruit and carambola. Taste has the same berries strongly. Like hitting a berry bush. Gooseberries and blackcurrant again, leaves of the latter too. Turns dry and bitter on the finish. Palate is medium. Unfortunately as the beer warms up you can start detecting diacetyl in there. Probably starting to go bad or something, the cask. Somewhat wooden flavor as well. Scored cold.
RexTalionis (1531) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird real ale festival. Pale amber in color with thin off-white head. Butterscotch and faint hints of grassy hops in aroma, light piney notes too. Flavor is at first quite strobgly dominated by the grassy hops but has got some tropical fruitiness as well. Fresh cut grass in finish. Smooth and pleasant to drink.
worldbeertaste (1133) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark gold with a thick, sticky, hugging lacy , lastising huge frothy head. Smells of Mellon and hops of all kinds - citrus, flowers and fruit. Tastes of hops is the most overwhelming element. Pine, citrus, grass,, fruit - peach and a dry finish. This is a powerful IPA that is slower to drink than others as it packs a serious punch of hops. Amazing but slightly overwhelming.
rosenbergh (4762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Clear golden colour with small frothy white head.
Aroma is mostly diacetyl and some hops. Flavour is strong and sweet. Hops, tea and sweetness. Diacetyl is disturbing.
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mjs (3665) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival ’13) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, butter and malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, butter, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, buttery and bitter. The diacetyl was confusing but somehow it did fit in.
jamestulloch (524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Light and fruity - citrus and caramel notes.
Appearance: Hazy amber body with a thin white head. Nice lacing.
Taste: Great balance with delicious fruit flavours - grapefruit and orange. Dry, bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation.
Overall: Fruity, hoppy and refreshing. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (3401) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 28/12/12.
Clear pale golden with a thin bubbly white head that retains well.
Nose is mango, orange, hops.
Taste comprises jammy apricot, mango, orange, hops, grass, sugars.
MEdium bodied with soft carbonation with some lingering hop bitterness in the relatively dry finish.
Decent cask IPA.
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Clear golden beer with a small but quite lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grapes, peach, pine apples, citrus, lemongrass, floral notes, caramel, biscuits, spicy notes, some pine apples and mango. Fruity hop flavor, rather bitter, balanced with peach, pineapples and citrus, some caramel, some perfume and grass, pears, creamy notes, some grapefruit. Really good, with a long bitter fruity finish including lemongrass, grapes, pear and hay.
jonnyt (27) - USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow orange with firm bubbly head. Smells citrus hops and light fruits. Bittersweet taste with full fruits and creamy hops. Palate softens but remains strong.
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tiong (2297) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Ales By Mail
Pours clear copper orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of citrusy hops, malts, caramel and hints of fruits. Taste is fruity and hoppy with a lot of carbonation, hints of citrus and biscuity malts. Finish is quite thin bodied, fruity and malty with some citrusy hoppy notes. Okay, but a bit too carbonated and thin bodied IPA.