beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Besides Thornbridge Halcyon, this is the best IPA from England Iíve had. Juicy citrus and grapefruit hop notes in the aroma and flavor, well balanced by the caramel malts. The color was slightly off, like a butterscotch amber, not quite what I was expecting. Nice abv, could be slightly more, would love to see it in the 7-8% range, but 6.5% is fine. Finish is bitter and resiny, great full mouthfeel. As this one warmed up a bit, some lovely caramel malt character came out, making the finish even more smooth. Really nice.
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hay, cereal, citrus, grass, orange, golden, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, lively,
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
660ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well without leaving too much lacing. Pine resin, grapefruit and mild mango hops mix with a little burnt caramel malt in the aroma. Powerful resin and grapefruit hops up front give way to a less aggressive mango flavour. There is a little caramel malt in an otherwise fairly light body, with resurgent resin hops to finish. The hops flavours of this beer are good, and nicely assertive, but it could have done with a little bit more malt body to lend it balance. Itís good, but it could have been better.
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle -hazy dark gold colour with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, peach, pine and caramel malt. Similar in the taste, nice creamy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation, long bitter finish. Very good and much better than I was expecting.
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Christmas gift from Lalitha. Mid amber colour, nice bottle (design and size). Full hoppy aroma. Big tasting beer. Hops, quite rich oily hop feel, fruity and actually not especially bitter and a little sweet. Some malt sweetness in there too. Very drinkable for abv and style. A nice IPA.
agent_persik (440) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Hazy golden orange color, small white head. Sweet fruity aroma of peach, resin, piny hops, citrus and caramel. Taste is similar, dry sweet with lovely bitterness in finish and long hoppy aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Great stuff, very enjoyable and nicely balanced IPA.
jd543 (405) - SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-yellow with a thin white head. Nice fruity aroma, peach, citrus- orange and grapefruit, floral hops. Taste was sweet with a very bitter/astringent finish, good, but Iím not sure how well balanced I found this one - normally I love a big bitter hoppy IPA, but something just didnít click for me with this one. Thin oily texture, light carbonation. Like I say good, but not the best IPA Iíve ever had.
TET (1761) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A orange-yellow beer with a dense, quite big and blond head. The nose of fructose sweetenss, fruits, some tropical fruits, caramell, peaches and citrusfruits. Taste is balancing between the fructose and slightly caramelly sweetness against the medium bitterness. The bitterness is strong enough even the sweetness is quite strong. Some pine needles, hint of tropical fruits, the end is piney and dry, some peppermint. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation. Quite balanced IPA, slightly too caramelly for me, also should be more fresh.
Hop_Hedonist (260) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
By íeck this is a good íun! From whiff to slurp definitely in the West Coast US mould. Strong herbal presence - exceptional balance with sweet malt. Bootiful hop heaven.
cagou007 (336) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium white head. Great hoppy aromas of fruits, pine and grass. Long bitter finish. Very nice and well-balanced IPA. One of the best British IPA Iíve tested !