Theydon_Bois (7937) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Rugby, 04/06/14.
Very lightly hazed golden with a well appointed off white head of bubbles.
Nose is orchard fruits, apple, straw, toffee apple, bread dough.
Taste comprises vanilla custard, green apple, bread dough, faint hops, light citrics.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterness.
Mediocre golden blonde, NOT an APA - where the fugg(les) are the hops ? Just cos the brewer calls it an APA doesn’t mean it should be added as one!!
gegwilson (952) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Richmond beer festival. A nice drinkable pale ale with little personality.
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium creamy offwhite head. Clear amber body. Dusty strawy fruity aroma with wooden notes. Dry-sweet dusty strawy fruity taste with earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dry resiny grassy aftertaste with dandelion notes. Lovely start, but very harsh. Still nice. (0.284l cask at The Wharf, Manchester.)
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at the CPFC beer festival, 2013. Gold pour with a white head. Vanilla and citrus aroma. Citrus and light malt flavour. Not too bad.
jmgreenuk (4074) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Poured a clear amber colour with a thin broken head. The aroma is malty but weak. The flavour is very bitter and slightly fruity, but the aftertaste isn’t pleasant. This beer doesn’t really work as an American IPA for me. Time to revisit the hop selection.
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Far From The Madding Crowd Oxford 02/11/12. A golden coloured beer with an off-white wisp of head. A reasonably hoppy beer with obvious US hops. Some sweet chewy malts detract but it’s tasty enough.
AshtonMcCobb (2356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours golden, no head - a friend then bought another pint and there was a head, so benefit of the doubt on this one. The nose is of light citrus and hay. The taste has more of the same. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture and a clean finish. Overall, solid but not worth having more than 2.
stravale (2057) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh 021012
Amber clear, thick white head, good lacing
Aroma - faint citrus and pale malt, little aroma
Taste - light citrus bitter hops, mainly pale sweet caramel malts, soft flavours, soft zest, slight butterscotch malts, easy, alcohol not noticeable
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily palate. Finish - soft sweet pale malts, bit of pale biscuit, fairly bitter linger
Overall - OK golden ale but not hoppy enough to be an APA
imdownthepub (10001) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Crown, Oxford. Gold with white head. I was expecting a heap of hops with this but they were very restrained, some orange citrus perhaps but only slightly, bitter, flowery, disappointing.
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh - clear golden amber, bubbly white head, fruity citrus hop aroma, bitter citrus flavour, not at all sweet, moderate carbonation, good temperature