maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - 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 itís tasty enough.
jmgreenuk (1288) - 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 isnít pleasant. This beer doesnít really work as an American IPA for me. Time to revisit the hop selection.
AshtonMcCobb (1456) - 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.
AleTsar (1338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - 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 (8492) - 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 (1454) - 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
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden with a thin foam. Aromas are leafy and peppery with lemon and grapefruit. Woody and herbal with melon and spices. Flavours are woody and dry with bitter grapefruit and citrus pith. Low malts with marmalade and green, peppery herbal notes. Quite resinous and tasty.
Leighton (6973) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Duchess of Cambridge, London, during the American Beer Festival. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Dry, pale malts and toasty straw in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasty pale malts, white bread, some lemon and other pithy citrus, pineapple. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Mild dryness to finish with plenty of rindy citrus, dry grass and straw. Pretty decent.
wimpyjoe (1687) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent American Pale Ale with a nice bitterness to it. Great crisp texture.
markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Medium golden, thick head. Lime and spice aroma. Balanced, nice hoppiness, with ginger and honey on the finish.