Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.09/pint.
Clear copper beer with a thin, off-white head. The nose is really quite muted but does hint at sweetish tropical fruit amidst sulphurous character. Indeed sweet tropical fruit flavours can be found in the taste, alongside skunky, earthy notes. The flavours are a little crude and heavy but the fruitiness is pleasant and I enjoyed it more than from a bottle.
GenkiGonzo (1020) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Linen Weaver. Clear amber with a thick white head. Sweet, citrus aroma. Flavour starts with boozy malts with an okay hoppy finish.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Marquis of Granby, Penkhull. Pours golden with a white froth. Very, very sweet with a harsh boozy kick. Hard work.
BlackHaddock (6123) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30th Sep 2015: hand-pulled cask pint in my local Wetherspoons. Light amber/orange body, full head that gave lacing as the beer level fell. Different beast to itís bottled brother, this has a bigger hop profile in my opinion and is less malty throughout. Having said that hop heads might find it less hoppy than they would expect for an old style IPA.
The_Osprey (5816) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Wibbas Down, Wimbledon. 5.7%. Catching up on rating some classics - even decided to have an entire pint of this one. Clear amber orange, still, foamy off-white head. Aroma is very light musty toffee malts, toast, floral background. Body is medium, oily, smooth, no carbonation. Taste is card, yeast, bread, tangy resinous hops, soil, rocket and pepper. Plenty of earthy hops. Very traditional character.
mr_h (4645) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Crystal Palace, grassy hop aroma, clear golden amber, thin white head, negligible lacing, some caramel, marmalade, grain, oily, moderately bitter
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight amber colour. Quite clean and smooth with a slight aftertaste. Slightly caramel tasting on the palate.
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Rob_D_UK (1357) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper with a white head. Weak grassy hop aroma. Bland bitterness, tad watery.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Wetherspoons, Chelmsford, 26th May 2015.
Golden appeaeance. Bright. Good lacing. Moderate leafy hop aroma. Taste is moderate bitterness, marmalade jam, fruity esters, clove. Pretty clean malt profile. Just not that exciting
Towey1989 (1666) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet grain, some caramel and floral, grassy hops. Taste of caramel, fruity malt, grain, floral hops and subtle lemon. Light bodied and a smooth texture. A dry, floral, herbal bitterness in the finish. Better than bottle, but only just. Nice and smooth, also sessionable for its strength. Above average though