AshtonMcCobb (5382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from M and S.
Appearance - golden amber with a decent head.
Nose - grapefruit and fresh sweat. Plant stalks.
Taste - lemon and green stalks again.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - somewhere between an APA and a golden ale.
undercurrent25 (1955) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of the two dine for £10 offer. Pours a pale colour, taste is hoppy and citrusy. Good
Ktwse (4101) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with a finger of white head. Aroma of light fruit, citrus, pine, mild malt. Taste is mild sweet with a light bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This elegant New World-style Pale Ale outlines generous citrus fruit and pineapple before easing into a refined grassy and herbal finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the sparkling golden clarity.
-Bitterness is present, but remains subtle enough. This one’s mostly about aroma and flavour.
-The soft effervescence and relative dryness make for great drinkability.
-Malts offer sturdy haystacks for the hops to bounce on.
-Simple but refined and extremely satisfying; normality or Oakham?
mr_h (4796) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home, from Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Central Station, Glasgow (bb 31 Mar 2017), malty, citrus hop aroma, straw with a lively thin white head, grapefruit, biscuit, harsh hoppiness, quite gassy, bitter hoppy finish.
themightyjag (445) - - JUN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from M&S.
Good sized white head, nice lacing. Slightly hazy golden body. Grapefruit and gooseberry nose, a little muted. Flavour is grapefruit, biscuit, citrus zest, citrus bitterness on the aftertaste. Light carbonation, crisp mouthfeel, reasonable body. Good IPA.
Lamfrenze (15) - HONG KONG - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Purchased from M&S store in Hong Kong. Standard IPA colour. Bubbles are not strong. Refreshing taste with attractive lychee and lemon aroma. The grapefruit aroma is not as powerful as expected. However, it is a good choice for a summer drink.
BeerViking (4211) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Deep yellow with a thin head and a faint haze, and aromas of lemon and hibiscus. Grapefruit bitterness with more lemon notes. A little caramel and honeydew melon in the background. Very quaffable.
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Flowery aroma. Flavor is subdued citrus. Lemony and grapefruit. Mild sweetness. Not bad.
Defreni (3006) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske. Lysegul let orange med et fint skumhivrd. Duft af stale citrus og malt. Smagen er lidt gammel citrus. Drikbar men kuber være bedre frisk.