Brewed by Oban Bay (Argyll Breweries)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Oban, Scotland


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
A true Indian Pale Ale with an amber lager colour and an ability to drink so easily. Has a wee hoppy & bitter bite but smoothed out with caramel and malt on the finish. Lovely all on its own or with supper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (155) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Hand pulled pint at the brewery, Oban. Poured fine with small head and looked the part. Only seemed to have one element of the three traditional IPA components. It has a nice spicey bitter finish that rasps the pallets. But no hop on the nose and not enough for the style in the taste. Also lacking ABV for an IPA. So itís an Ordinary Bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (2526) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from Londis in Inveraray. Pour golden with a white head. Light grass and citrus. Mildly bitter. Bland and watery. Pretty poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (729) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle whilst in Oban during my tour of Scotland. Gold pour, bit of a haze with a medium white head. little bit of caramel, little bit of grassy hops, orange. medium body. okay

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fin (8857) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Nick & Anna (Thanks both!) consumed at home Sunday 12th October 2014. Pours gold with a white filmy head, looks good (sadly things go downhill from here). I get washing up liquid and a rather clinically tainted beer. There is a hoppy bitterness and its a little twangy, but if truth be known it is far from great, letís not beat about the bush, itís pretty poor. Drain pour territory sadly. Big thanks to Nick and Anna for the beer, just sorry to report it isnít great at all. A5 A4 T3 P2 Ov7 2.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (7763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2014
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Not much on the aroma, light caramel, maybe grassy. Taste has light citrus. Thin body, watery finish. Terrible name.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (10658) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Inverness airport. It pours hazy golden with a small white head. The nose is grainy, toast, nectarine, apricot and sponge cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, toasty, grain, peppery, muffin, and citrus peel with a lingering dry-bitter finish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Fairly ho hum golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15000) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle split on the train from Thurso to Inverness, from Tomlinsions, 20/10/13. Very lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is pale malt, orange, citrus zest, grass. Taste comprises orange sherbet, lemon rind, toasted malt, citric zing. Medium bodied, touch of spritz in the slightly overcooked carbonation, dry grassy finish. Average golden blond affair.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (12169) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottled, 500ml at The Tyndrum Inn, Tyndrum, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Hazy amber, carbonated with fizzed head. Nothing like an IPA in any way, sweet, caramelised, sicky flavoured beer, not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (7125) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is weak malty caramel. Taste is smooth, moderate sweet, moderate/low on hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle@Brewpub. Hint of butter in the aroma. Sweetish, boring, could use some hops.

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