bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden straw colour with small white head. Disappears pretty quickly to nothing. Light citrus hops and not much else in the aromas. Flavours show some sweet caramel up front before a light resiny hop finish. OK but nothing to make it stand out.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity dispense at Merton Winter BF ’13.
Clear light golden with a medium sized bubbly white head.
Nose is fresh hops, grapefruit, mango, pine, lemons, apricot jam.
Taste comprises grapefruit, pine, orange, hops, light mineral notes, grass.
Medium body with moderate carbonation, bitterness in the finish.
Great fresh tasting IPA - had sunk a few pints of this in the past and had been looking forward to catching up on this particular one for the rate !
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Anderson. Light yellow body, lively, bubbly head. Super bubblegum taste - very nice indeed.
barnabeermane (43) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presencia cristalina con espuma poco persistente. Muy aromatica a lupulo y especias. En sabor esta muy equilibrada, ligeramente astringente con resina y citricos, poco carbonatada muy buena
hawthorne00 (2212) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11C. Clear pale gold with a white head that’s soon less than a coat. Intense lemon aroma with some leaves as well as zest, passionfruit and dusty mango, hay. Slightly oily. A little clean pale malt and some tropical fruit sweetness, plenty of bitterness. Tingling dry and bitter finish with pepper, lemon and mango. Just enough to back up the hops and they certainly shine.
Mortlach (925) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16/01/2013 Bir&Fud Bottega (660ml bottle). Dorata viva, leggermente aranciata, limpida, schiuma bianca morbida abbondante, mediamente persistente. Al naso č potente e pungente, con sentori agrumati. In bocca č molto amara, monotona e stancante alla lunga, il corpo č medio-moderato e la carbonazione corretta. Discreta, ma non ha nulla dell’eleganza delle birre inglesi. Mi aspettavo di piů.
stravale (1810) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ninas, Edinburgh 110113
Light yellow, clear, thin white head, little lacing
Aroma - Very hoppy, juicy grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, pineapple, quite resinous, zesty, fresh juicy hops here, light pale malt, great aroma
Taste as aroma, juicy hops, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, nice sweet very pale malt background, well balanced, good drinkability
Palate - Thin to medium body, fairly oily, easy drinking, bittersweet palate, sweet pale malts keeps it from getting too bitter. Finish as main flavour, fruity zesty bitter hops, not too dry, smooth and a bit oily
Overall - The best Oakham ale I’ve had - a really good IPA, one of the best UK ones I’ve tried
anze (18) - - DEC 15, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Just like bartender said - you love it or hate it. It smells like dirty clothes and taste follows well the aroma. I am certainly one of haters.
danlo (805) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
660ml bottle from The Crafty Pint, Darlington market. Pours a clear golden amber colour, foamy white head and a spicy fruity hop aroma with passionfruit, grapefruit & mango notes. Immediate hit of sharp tangy hop bitterness with fruity grapefruit and pine, and then a long lingering dry bitter finish. Medium bodied and well balanced. Very drinkable.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pungent nose filled with spicy hoppy notes of grapefruit, pink candy, pine needles and orange rind. Flavour follows the nose with a strong residual hop astringency in the finish that doesn’t throw this well-balanced IPA off kilter. Very tasty, well-hopped brew.