Gaffney (22) - St Andrews, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A moderately-hoppy aroma with a hint of plum on the nose. Not much head to rave about but I found it surprisingly flavoursome and increasingly complex, especially the finish. It starts with a dry, bitter, even salty, tang and moves towards a sweet, kiwi-fruit, muscat with hints of bubblegum. A drinkable compliment with food. Easily the best Marston Iíve had.
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Orange color with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and hops. Taste is malt and sweet. Bitterness and alcohol in the end.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 Boiled-down watery hops in the snout. Creamy palate. Slightly biscuity maltiness with a hint of wood. Abruptly bitter finish, but not of the hoppy kind. Golden amber with a snowy slick of suds. Some faintly whiskeyish malt. But all in all like drinking cardboard.
(Re-rate, upgraded from 2.7) Looks and smells like Corona initially (clear bottle?). Rabbit hutch and grapefruit aroma, fusty English hop, menthol, ganja, hint of Pickled Onion Monster Munch. Thatís got to be a 7. Some surprisingly zesty/earthy hop flavours have survived the boil. Biscuity/oaty malt late on, melding into almondy booze. Nearly enough hop zest and bitterness to qualify as an IPA.Quite a decent, hop-driven pasteurised ale.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: very english, slightly musty, alot of hops, vaguely sourish, sweetly malty, acrid.
Appearance: golden copper orange, clear body. Nice, fairly thick, orangetinted, pale head.
Flavour: malty sweet, stale, applelike, hopbitterness, weak, peanutlike. Not good.
Palate: thin, slimy, almost stale feeling, watery juice.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Malty aroma with hops & citrus fruits. A bit spicy flavour with citrus tasting hops.
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden colour, with a sweet floral hoppy nose, lemon hoppyness bit drying bitter finish.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark golden with a thin, white head. Aroma is heavy on the hops, with some hint of apricot. Good hoppy flavour with some citrus and a sting of alcohol. Very bitter finish.
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp and citric hop aroma and flavours, rich smooth malt, good colour, discernable alcohol. Moreish - carbonation fine for my taste, but agree heartily with HarryFlashman that this is a great beer to go with a curry. Recommended.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What a beauty! A deliciously strong IPA. Fruity, hoppy and sweet in a good way. I liked this little baby a lot. Lacked some carbonation to make it a true great, but pretty deuced good and compliments spicy food like curry preferctly.
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is hop, fruit, malt, caramel.Light bitter finish. Ok beer.