nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Rake, London. Looks the goods in the glass - dark amber hue with a creamy head. Rich malt straight up on the nose. Itís backed up by big fruity hops that work nicely. Really smooth on the palate. The bitterness tends to creep up in the finish with fruity tones that linger. A nice surprise.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010
Big malt aroma. Golden coloured slightly hoppy and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a warming malt finish.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really solid brew. Fantastic malt experience. Really well balanced. Very cloudy coloured brew. Hops are dried frutits and citrusy. A bit of a bitter kick but a very good one. An impressive malt balance reminiscent of Crownís famous IPA. An awesome brew. Glyn mate thanks for the taster. Aroma is very solid but slightly musky. Otherwise killer brew. The taste is bang on 10. A real slow malty beer. Thanks, Glyn.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rake, 14th Dec 09. Cloudy dark amber with a line of head. Hops, hops and more hops - both on the nose and the tongue. Cheesy notes in the middle along with a slightly meaty hint, ginger and Chinook resin. Ultra dry and sticky in the mouth. Truly one for the hop lovers. Too unbalanced for me but a great beer first time out from Glyn.
rabidbarfly (62) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can I rate my own beer? Well Iíll try anyway....Aroma is the result of the 3.5kg of Pacific Gem Hop we used, that gave it a lovely tropical fruit aroma. Something like Pineapple and mango with a wee bit of citrus too. The appearance is slightly hazy bright amber. The taste had a little bit of apple from the american yeast we used and the chinook and centennial hops we used in bittering gave it a beautiful feel in the mouth, agreeing with Magic Dave, needed a bit more bittering hop but the dry hop(more chinook) made the beer very drinkable, far too drinkable in fact. Canít wait to get it back in the new year.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Woo hoo this is a little belter. Chinooks just spill out of the glass and fly up the snout bringing along hints of ginger and germoline for the ride. The flavour is even better. This is how an English cask IPA should be. Loads of body, just a slight prickle of booze and then a shit load more grassy, slightly floral and gloriously resinous hoppage. Slightly dry, especially at the edges and the dry hopping comes with a real punch in the finish. Great length. Bloody brilliant. A great blend of hops in a cask ale? This is up there with the better brews from Marble and Pictish. Glyn, Iím seriously impressed mate.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in The Rake. Alround rating: Straight from what is the most lively cask iv ever seen. Massive hit of pasific gem fruityness, loads of lychee and tangarine and whatnot, the body is spot on, not too sweet, it is fairly yeasty but the hops dominate. Only fault is perhaps a lack of bittering hop, but its balance means you can drink infinate amounts of the stuff!