Dacrza (835) - 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....
Svarun (105) - - AUG 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden, small white head. Aroma of floral hops. Medium body with some bitterness. Dry finish. Good.
docrty (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lost my sense of smell in my 20’s after cauterisation procedures so aroma is not on my radar. Tastes pretty good though so palate over nose for me. Very drinkable - my current goto. My preferences have always been bitter and strong. This fits the bill. Consistent. I also believe in the glass bottle as a safe storage mechanism for humans.
Smyles (5) - - JUN 29, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing special but good aftertaste and overall drinkabilty particularly considering the high alcoholic content
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUN 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak offwhite head, clear.
Hardly any aroma, some fruits, some malt.
Tastes a bit better - mildly bitter, some caramel and malt. Mild bitter finish.
Nice on the palate - medium body, fairly drinkable.
Sort of a "best bitter" with weak aroma, not an IPA. Drinkable, but I was expecting an IPA.
canddw (96) - - MAY 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber clear beer, quite high carbonation and frothy head. Light, fairly generic hoppy nose with a hint of lemon. Uninspired taste, light, hints of biscuit, caramel, grass, some bitterness in the finish. Inoffensive..
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Desaparecida (6) - Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doesn’t really taste like an IPA, although on the new bottles those letters are printed all over the label. Maybe I’ve never tried an IPA with english hops before... The citrus notes are totally missing and it tastes very malty and sweet like bread and caramel.
ndburns (140) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours a clear and pale amber with a small white head. Aroma is malt, hops, cut grass. Taste is similar, a little sweet, a little bitter.
phfyysik (648) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with light head. Aroma is old grass, silage, some fruits, old boots, leaves. Taste is light sour-bitter, grass, dry bitterness, light grapefruit and citrus. After taste is quite grapefruit, some resin and hops, quite dry. Normal beer!
artyom (969) - Osijek, CROATIA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Copper colore with white head. Aroma is earthy, fruity with caramel notes. Taste is medium bitter with earthy notes with some toasted malt. Overall it’s nice and balanced beer.
Holmen1 (4740) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra helsekosten på Kvaddå, delt med Ovesen etter vellykket tapping: dyp gylden med fint skum som varer. Nydelig, klassisk esb-aroma og smak (mer enn en ipa, som etiketten sier) med lys appelsinmarmelade, løvetann og rødkløver. Lekker, lett bitterhet i avslutningen, som sammen med den godt kalibrerte maltkroppen gjør det til en fornøyelse å helle innpå. MÅ prøves fra cask neste gang jeg er i London.