Theydon_Bois (8114) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, 03/08/14.
Murky orange amber with a moderate off white head that retains.
Nose is earthy hops, mineral notes, bitter orange, straw.
Taste comprises orange peel, straw, hint of red grapefruit, chalky mineral bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
Decent enough earthy hop number.
allmyvinyl (3097) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The York Tap. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas of lemon and light malt. Taste is more lemon, light sweet. Crisp finish, nice.
VastActiv (2779) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, floral, hops and malts. Clean but nothing special. Might be little bit of too raw.
Beersiveknown (2850) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home from ales by mail
pale golden with grapefruit peel aroma, pithy bitterness with dry hop finish. Light bodied but a sessionable thirst quencher.
mR_fr0g (2855) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask graviity at The london drinker beer fest. 2014. Clear pale golden colour with a loose white head. Aroma is pure hop sack, american c hop, light veg, some sharp lemon. Flavour is lemony earthy hop, slight sweet hop resin. Some back of the throat hop spice. Served a bit too warm. Smooth medium palate low carb. Solid.
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Rake. Pours a golden yellow with a fresh cut grass aroma and a marked lemon bitterness taking the reins. Refreshing and highly drinkable.
McNeillR (1135) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp still golden, wee white head. Dried out lemon rind nose, slightly clinical edge. Soft peppery, lightly oily and a very crisp drinkability. Big lemon cordial middle, dilluted with a light malt before an easy bitter finish. Fresh try linger. Decent, easy going golden.
Cask, York Tap, [21/10/13]
Fin (7349) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity at The Beer in Hand, Hereford, Saturday 9th November 2013. Pours gold in colour, condition very good, sparkling with just a few light bubbles dancing across the top. Wonderfully hoppy, plenty of hoppy burps. Fresh, tasty beer. Crisp zippy, lemony and grapefruit flavours, very nice beer, I concentrated less on rating and more on guzzling we had three of these. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd September 2013
Old Fountain. Cask. Almost clear gold beer. Tidy off white head. Light palate, a little crispness. Light thij malt. A very nice sweetish floral vibe gives way to a mildly sherbet lemon - lime. There is a whisper of yeasty sulphur that stops me bolting this. Finishes light and dry with some parma violets emerging. Well - a surprise all right. A new Otley high for me. Very very drinkable.
Hanoi (376) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Nose was initially some good soft fruits from the yeast, a lot of strawberry. However it faded very quickly and after a minute, was stale and musty. Appearance is very pale with no head. Taste is very bitter lemon, leading to a herbally finish with some resin. Mouthfeel is absolutely shocking, like tap water.
Overall a mess. The use of American hops in a low strength pale ale has brought none of the big flavours of an American IPA, beyond the bitterness and the resin, it just made me want the real thing. The Mouthfeel is just disgraceful.