Dacrza (737) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date tasted: July 7, 2013... Glassware: Wychwood Hopbgoblin tumbler... Occasion: celebrating a lazy Sunday’s end....Appearance: nice pale copper body that is clear and softly bubbling; cloudy white head that laces and quickly dissipates... Aroma: bready malts assert dominance--such an English treat--with some buttery notes... Palate: medium-bodied, smooth and buttery; some heat on the exhale,, despite the modest ABV.. Taste: extremely soft hints of toffee and hops; powerful display of malt high on the tongue; formidable... Overall: a curiosity purchase, using a gift card for a slew of brews including this one; I know Marston is renown for its bitter, and thought the IPA would carry the flag; malty , yes, and a quality sipper with a slightly smoked, buttery, definitively scotch finish....still, tough to place among the more formidable IPAs from either side of the pond....
ManVsBeer (6857) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco, Brighouse. Golden with a thinnish head. Lightly hopped but never too flavoursome, nor does its strength impact too much. Has a dryish texture, some bitterness with its pale ale character most evident in its aftertaste.
PLN_Beatz (173) - POLAND - FEB 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer with not strong malty aroma, hops aren’t there. Dry in taste with nice bitterness in palate. Clear Amber colour body with weak white foamy. Overall nothing special :/
beeebon (354) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold from bottle with white foamy head. Aroma is caramel malt, hay, grassy, floral and slight citrus. Flavour is sweet and nicely balanced savoury bitter. Decent bottled beer!
LazyPyro (221) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a small frothy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, malts and some hops. Taste is hoppy, lightly bitter citric grapefruit finish, light malty flavours. Nothing stands out with this one.
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from alko. Slightly hazy orage, lots of thick white head. Aroma has caramel and hops. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Pretty simple beer, but one that can be savoured and really good for what it is.
oliodnb (612) - ITALY - JAN 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, labeled as Old Empire IPA for the Italian market. Pours almost clear orange golden with a sticky white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, light hoppy notes, very light acidity. Taste is similar with more malty flavor, good dry bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep golden color with a fine off white head. Looks really nice. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Toffee, citric and fruity flavor. Lovely tasty English ale.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]
thellgren (607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle sold as Old Empire India Pale Ale Original Export IPA in a dark bottle in Alko. Colour is amber, nice head, bubbles. Taste has malts and hops and some carbonation. A bit lager lake refereshing experience. I expected a bit more.
drmet (616) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
-pours a clear golden-orange with a medium,frothy,white head
-low carbonation visible
Nose is flat overall
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
More an english Bitter than an English IPA
Wiltz (3) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t moan at £1.25 a bottle from Aldi. Always liked this one, champion!