caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Clear amber color, short head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Hint of medicine (which is most likely the immense amount of hops). Good bitter taste. Very nice IIPA from England!
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More of this please erm Moor. Like to see an English brewer doing a proper IPA. Cask at the Manchester Winter Ales Festival. Reddish brown with medium to thin off white head. Smells faintly of cake, little fruit and spice. Flavour is grapefruit, lemon, hops, herbs and spices. Done a good job of making it smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Good work fellas.
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ caesar. Hazy dark golden colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy, malty. Bit creamy and hint of citrus. Flavour is malty, hoppy and citrus. Fairly bitter and slightly dry. Good drinkable.
daniele (4478) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrata intenso buona schiuma persitente naso luppolato intenso resinoso agrumato lieve etilico maltato carameelo fruttata buon corpo amaro deciso ma non astringenta finale lungo
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copper, red and brown with an off-white foam. Aromas are bubblegum and spices with marzipan and pine. Woody with cream and peppery alcohol. Tangerine with floral notes and yeast. Pink grapefruit with hints of banana. Flavours are tinned oranges syrup with spices. Bitter and sweet grapefruit with slight nutty notes. Warming alcohol but very smooth for it’s strength. Some vegetable aspects with floral, spicy hops. Very good.
TheEpeeist (3052) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
660 ml bottle. Foggy amber with white suds. Nose is candied orange peel, juniper, dusty attic and a touch of cayenne. Full bodied resin bomb but sadly almost flat. Taste is tangerine, caramel, gin and pink grapefruit. Finishes with a crunching bitterness and a burn.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@The Warf, Aalborg.Pours amber orange whit a small white head.Aroma of caramel, citrus/grapefruit, and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel and a sweet and bitter finish.Full body, average carbonation.
wyzzywyz22 (1747) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Very murky amber pour with a medium sized, lingering off white head. Nose had plenty happening and was very fragrant and hop laden, with notes of sweet malt, sweaty pits (arm not coal), bubblegum and booze. Flavour was also big, with balanced fruit and sweetness tussling with a good and heavy hop hit that was just bob on and left a cracking bitter finish.I wish there were more English IPAs like this out there. Very enjoyable stuff. Dug it.
mR_fr0g (1389) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rake London. Aromas of citrus fruit, grapefruit and toffee malts. Big bitter hop flavour and nice malt backbone. Quite similar to Brewdog’s Hardcore.
theSlipperyPen (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, 9.5% ABV. Pours a copper toned amber with a blood orange tint to it; the head is a tall, tight thing but quickly lows, leaving a yellow ring and some fine lacing. The nose is big on the malts and citrus fruits; fresh orange, marmalade and a sharper grapefruit aroma. These carry through to the palate, with the malt holding a rich toffee taste. The hops go straight into bitter mode, balancing the sweetness somewhat. However, this remains a rounded IPA. I’m not sure when this was bottle but the hops seem to have lost some of their floral characters, leaving the beer with a malt heavy quality; closer to the barley wine mentioned on the label. It’s really very tasty though. You can tell there’s booze here but it makes up part of the flavour profile rather than being heated in any way. The mouth feel is thick with a medium carbonation, giving the beer a creamy texture. It finishes on orange peel, pith and bittersweet hops. And finally there’s a slight cheesiness, a little vintage cheddar, if you will. An excellent beer.