DanielBrown (3175) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours super fizzy, with a mahoosive white froth heed. Smells pretty good, so let’s have a swig. Very good - drying hops, which previously fill the mouth with fruity, bitterness. To me, this is a really nice British IPA, which blends US flavours with those from our isles. Very refreshing, fills the mouth with taste and offers great burps.
fiulijn (12200) - Malmö, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, King’s Lynn
Hazy amber color, with huge head. Nice hop aroma, fruity, pungent (Nelson Sauvin?). It has a high carbonation; correct body structure; some malt and toffee flavor, ending in caramel, with strong hopping; the hop carries some resins and fruits, citrus fruits and passion fruit, but not as much as the aroma suggests; quite strong bitterness, and long final.
It has the solidity of a classic English IPA, and some freshness from modernly hopped IPAs. Very good.
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice amber color with a sustainable head.
Citrus fruits, pine in the aroma.
Taste: Citrus fruits, hop oils, and a really bitter finish. One of my ten favorite beers!
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Alice. Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Fruity, citrusy nose with a little yeast. Light body, excessive carbonation. Again slightly citrusy with a bitter finish. Not that sophisticated, and the excessive carbonation kinda ruins it. 030812
wimpyjoe (1692) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong APA aroma, although much less so in its flavour. Has a heavy texture but this doesn’t negate the ale.
superflyguy (410) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
lovely burnt orange with fluffy white head.
aromas of grapefruit, orange & passion fruit. oily texture.
lots of the above fruit flavour with a hint of pineapple, long bitter finish.
cask. Marble Arch. Manchester
gunnar (3599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours hazy golden with a huge creamy off-white head. Aroma of oranges and piney hops. Taste is smooth and fruity oranges, good bitterness, not overdoing it, dry and fruity bitter end, good one.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a thick white head. Aroma of dried fruits, peach, pepper and lemon. Flavour of caramel, bitter hops, peach, yeast and mellow caramel. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a dry, fruity, lingering bitter finish. Surprising for an IPA from England as this pretty much an American-style IPA and actually a good one.
TripleTipple (2) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Soup Kitchen in Manchester. Had this local IPA on and off for several years but hadn’t drunk it in a while. Not very hoppy at all; in fact it has a surprisingly sweet finish. It’s funny - I remembered this having a distinctive apple tartness and bitterness to it. Either it’s changed or my taste has shifted due to drinking more bold, hop-forward American-style IPAs. Still a pleasant drink. Was served very, very cold which seemed to suit it.
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at marble beerhouse, chorlton. Orange gold with thin head. Tropical fruit aroma, mainly grapefruit and kiwi. Taste same plus malt, peach, alcohol. Quite well balanced but could stand to be a bit more bitter.