MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Cloudy dark blonde. No real notes of the English hops for me. It’s certainly hoppy though but they give an odd minty note to the flavour which isn’t too appealing. Bitter finish. Very run of the mill.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF ’07. Copper coloured. Spicy, slightly vegetal aroma. Sweet, fruity taste with some bitterness.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the woodstock brewfest. lightly hazy light amber/orange in color. Aroma: alot of citrus/grapefruit hits your nose, with a slight amount of malt way in the back. Taste is moderately hoppy with alot of citrus/centennial hops. Malts are subtle and in the back, but there is enough there. Finishes nice with a long lasting bitterness. well done.
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[draft @ Woodstock NH fest] Golden copper color. Strong citrus aroma, slightly earthy. Excellent flavors, crisp clean bitterness, with a nice malt balance. Finishes with a long lasting bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is citrus-sweet. Taste is citrus-sweet. Good session beer. OK carbonation.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burnt butter gold that has a sticky white head. The aroma is nice, lots of herbs, hops, flowers, honey, spice. The taste starts with a hop bitterness blast followed by some smooth warm caramel consistancy (syrup but not thick) sweetness that finishes with the a grapefruit sqeeze. I like this beer a nice IPA that I could sip all day.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of fruity hops and grainy malt with a bitter finish. Light to medium body, dry mouthfeel.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled onn draught at the brewpub 5/20/2005 with The Motor City Beerman, ClarkVV. Slightly cloudy amber with virtually no covering foam....pungent spicy orangy nose, earthy and spicy, my kind of stand-up IPA aroma...body at first quite bitter and full, citrusy-sour and biting, and it carries through a full-bodied midpalate and bitter floral-scented finish. This is almost there, the body could have been fuller late and perhaps just a touch of sugar would have added complexity...easily the best sample I had, though.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the brewpub, 5/20/2005 with Muzzlehatch. Golden-orange colored body, lightly hazy at best, with some deep copper tones and a small white head, some retention and lacing. Aroma has notes of honeyish sweet malt, light tangerine and candied oranges from the centennial and magnum. I really enjoy magum and with the sweet, almost pils like malt in this, it reminds me, slightly, of a uber pils. Though there is a much stronger climax of bitterness, more citrus and some dirty/earthy notes from the fuggles. Medium body, with some light thinning on the end. Alcohol or some other sharp dryness (light soapiness) is slightly noticeable. Moderate carbonation, lightly watery mouthfeel.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. On tap, served in a pint glass. Aroma was hops and citrus. The flavor was the same. Very refreshing.