Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Derby Beer Festival
This was the biggest disappointment of the Muirhouse beers though not the worst at the festival. Maybe it was because I was expecting an IPA and not an ESB but this did not appeal to my palate.
Aroma / Appearance - The flat rose gold body retained no head at all due to the cask. Polished gold coins, almonds, and honey were mostly sweet with no bitterness evident. I looked for a hop profile but it must have been left at the brewery.
Flavor / Palate - Honey, almonds, and golden crisps are enjoyable enough but I kept waiting for evidence of hops. The creamy mouthfeel eventually turned slightly bitter but not as much as I was expecting. If this were listed in the program as an ESB I would have given it more slack but to market it as an IPA is a trick. There’s no reason to order one unless you like mediocre half-hearted taps.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask,hand pulled at The Wellington,Birmingham.5th march.Light amber pour with a medium sized whitish head.Citrus aroma.Tastes of citrus and hop.Easy to drink and pleasant ale.
SarkyNorthener (2619) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Lychgatetavern, Wolverhampton. Pale amber colour, medium head with good lacing. Aroma of citrus fruits. Taste is citrus and hops, not overloaded though. Quite bitter. Medium bodied.A decent beer but not that good in comparison to other IPA,s.