Brewed by Navigation
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Classic IPA, straw-coloured with powerful citrus fruit balanced with malty sweetness and robust bitter flavours.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - AUG 4, 2012
Cask, Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Pale gold with a bubbly white foam. Aromas are biscuit, caramel and hay with clean peppery hops. Grapefruit with floral notes and some damp notes. Melon with lager malts and pepper. Flavours are light malts with lemon and bittersweet grapefruit. Dry and spicy on the palate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle shared with dad (courtesy of dad, cheers dad!) Thursday 12th March 2015 Light gold with a white head, some fruitiness and a little hoppiness on the nose, however not particularly citric. Malty in mouth with a little digestive biscuit in mouth, tastes like English hops, bit rustic, bit fruity. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - golden with a slight haze and a nice head. Nose - strangely for a pale beer there is something resembling dark chocolate or coffee. Maybe dried fruits is closer to the actual note. Taste - sultanas and dried orange. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - decent ale and very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Pint from the Trent Navigation pub. Pale gold with white foam head. Aroma has caramel and hay with clean hops. Grapefruit with floral notes and some hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6132) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Cask (Trent Navigation, Nottingham) - Amber in colour. Sultanas, banana and apricot in the aroma. Sultanas, apricot and a hint of syrup can be detected in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the brewery tap, the Trent Navigation, Nottingham 16/2/2014. Deep gold with a tight, off-white head. Stone fruits, leafy hops, some tangerines, solid, almost spicy malts and a lingering bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
samueltparker (9) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
Light in colour with a distinctive, astringent taste-no discernible nose and an unpleasant slightly medicinal aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Hand pulled at the Crosse Keys, Notts. some biscuit, some dishcloth. A little tang from the musty, earthy hop. Not bad, but don’t get value from the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Cask gravity, Nottingham BF 2012, 12/10/12. On the Castle steps waiting for the in-laws. Headless orange. Orange and aniseed aroma; boiled orange barley sweet, biscuit and aniseed taste. Cashew linger. Medium bitterness, no fresh hop. No IPA but decent enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11929) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Fest ’12. Gold with almost fizzy white head. Lovely condition to this one, big fruity aroma leading to a dryish, hop lead beer, good deep citrus notes with a grapefruit edge, succulent and full. The body is crisp enough as a carrier, bready too. Very nice indeed.

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