BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 3rd Oct 2013.
Bright, pale golden brew with a white covering of thin foam.
Not as hop bitter as I was expecting, nor as citrusy either.
This was a pleasant surprise: Iím not a big Oakham fan to be honest, however I really enjoyed this. The hops rule, but they donít kill the malt content or take over completely like a lot of Oakham brews tend to do in my eyes.
This wasnít sweet, but there were some fruity notes leading that way at times and I nearly had another half, to confirm my thoughts, but the wife had a swig of my beer and she agreed with me about the semi-sweetness that became evident as the beer warmed a little in the glass.
john_henry (73) - - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this a few times on cask, and canít fault it, would be interesting to try it on keg tough. Overall, an itInteresting English IPA with a slight American hop twist. Not as big on the hops as some of itís American cousins, but still packs a hop punch.
minutemat (715) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Gravity cask at The Salopian, Shrewsbury. Quite a good blend of Citra, good strength, medium body, medium bitterness.. quite a nice pint indeed.
knotthead (14) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale yellow appearance, little head. Best IPA Iíve had. Strong fruity flavour on impact, settles to a fantastic heavy aftertaste (for an IPA). Great beer.
madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
14th October 2012
Bright clear gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate, fresh and a little dry. Light malt base. Fabulous hop fruits here. Hardly any bitterness. Piney sweetness. Loads of tropical fruits. Mango dominates but there is orange, pineapple and melon too. All sorts of other fruits well buried. Finishes semi dry. Superb!
Niall73 (897) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CBC Brixton. Pours a straw colour with little carbonation. Great aroma - big sweet lychee smell. It's lovely - lots of sweet lychee in the flavour too which give way to a grapefruit citrus bitterness to finish. Very enjoyable.
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gunnar (4726) - 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 (7227) - TromsÝ, 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 (1736) - 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 (3229) - 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. Itís a rather rich beer with loads of complex flavours. A winner from Oakham.