MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
murky tangerine, puffy white head, thick and consistent. Nose is hay and butter. Flavor bitter, heavy grain and paper. Overly bitter, tasting old.
fredword1 (5) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy. Bright, lightly hoppy nose. More floral than pine. Estery English ale and hoppy. As advertised.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate hop aroma with strong sour malt in the end. Cloudy dark orange color with a medium off white head. Sour flavor in the beginning that fades slightly in the finish. Ending develops a light hop bitter flavor.
davey101 (566) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a 64 oz growler into a tulip glass. No description on the label.
A - Clear, dark golden amber body with a one finger off-white soapy head. Decent lacing and retention.
S - Super english. Bready malts with some toffee and caramel followed by some piney hops. A touch of warming alcohol and citrus.
T - Follows the nose. Starts off with some bready and caramel malts and finishes with lightly bitter and citrusy hops. Some lingering grass notes. Medium bodied with a low level of carbonation. Easy drinking.
O - A fairly average english IPA. Its solid but it fails to really stand out, which actually isnít a terrible thing for the style. There is a few articles out there saying this may be seeing a smaller format bottle. I would have a hard time choosing this over the superior BBC english IPAís that are available though.