gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Bow Bar, Edinburgh.Pours almost clear dark golden, small white head. Aroma is strong citrus and pine. Taste is good fresh hops, still mellow and smooth,pine,lemon and grapefruit. Light sweet finish with a bitter fresh piney bite at the utter end. Good.
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half pint at North Bar. Filmy layer blanketing the glassware. Bright golden body colour. Dried fruity nose with apricot to the fore. Grapefruit and orange flavours promoting a mild marmalade impression. Mid-dry bitter tail. Medium bodied. Well-made Brit IPA (Leeds 01.07.2013).
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a light golden coloured beer with a thin white head. It has orange marmalade and sharp citrus flavours with bitter pine on the finish. Very good indeed.
jmgreenuk (4361) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Beacon Hotel, Sedgely. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is hoppy with citrus fruit. The flavour is grassy nettle hop bitter with some spicy pepper and liqourice on the palate. It’s a rather rich beer with loads of complex flavours. A winner from Oakham.
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose doesn’t prepare you for the massive citra hit! Lovely. Quite malty but balanced with powerful hoppyness.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My Bottom Line:
In this dazzling New World-style IPA citrusy hop resins tango over delicately honeyed cereals, dreaming of flowers blooming in the forest.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam protects the clear golden, drawing some lacing.
-The aftertaste is wonderfully coniferous, and never too brash to make the next sip smaller.
-Drinkability is very high for a 6% brew.
-Carbonation is mild and the body slick.
-The bartender smiled proudly when I ordered my pint… I could tell he was about to drool all over a pint of his own as soon as his shift was over. ☺
On cask at The Live and Let Live, Cambridge.
Kita (1084) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.66l. Slightly hazy golden color with medium frothy white head and lively bubbles. Aroma of spicy hops, tropical fruits like lychee and passion fruit plus some biscuity malt. Taste starts swet malty and fruity, while followed by tart citrus notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and mild spicy, finish is strong bitter which quickly becomes into bloody harsh hoppiness. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. Green hoppy devil takes care for my grimacing :)
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle- I had this beer at the oak barrel liquorstore, beer and cider festival. A very good beer, A sessionable IPA.
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014
May 2013 - Cold bottle. Smell is understated tropical fruits, big white enduring head, orange with lots of bubbles. Grapefruit to start, with a smokey lager finish. Biscuity. Not bad. (3.7)
Feb 2014 - Cask at JDW Twickenham. Golden yellow, clear, still, small bubbly white head. Smell - dry chemically hoppiness, caramelised fruits. Body is medium. Taste - lots of gooseberry with an assertive, musty, saaz-like bitterness to finish. (3.6)
Davros (1947) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows floral hops, orange and marmalade, soft light malt and earthy hops.
Very floral flavours, big distinct lavender notes. Crazily prominent lavender! Also some clean malt followed by an assertive bitterness. A bit astringent.
Body feels thick.