Hanoi (458) - Greater Manchester, 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.
jd543 (404) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hazy, golden colour, pretty much no head - because of this I probably poured the bottle too enthusiastically to try and create something like a head and now my beer has so much sediment swimming in it, it actually looks like a snow globe or something. Aroma is citrus hops (lemon, orange, grapefruit), and heavy sulfur. Taste is light sweetness, and quite sour. Texture is very thin and watery, and I can actually feel all the sediment that is floating in it. This is a real disappointment. This is not drinkable.
ianwelby (540) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, lively golden beer with a thin, frothy head. Citrus and hop in the aroma. Taste is mild hop and citrus/zesty and a real bitter, flowery backtaste.
jamestulloch (1570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Huge grapefruit aroma - very sharp and tangy. Subtle notes of honey and vine tomatoes.
Appearance: Hazy, pale yellow body with a thin white head. Lots of large yeast particles floating around. Light carbonation. Nice lacing.
Taste: Very light and refreshing. Quite yeasty with flavours of zingy lemon and grapefruit notes and a soft herbal, bitter finish.
Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation fizz.
Overall: Very thirst quenching and easy drinking. It tastes bright and fresh and the grapefruit aroma is excellent.
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at cloisters ... golden yellow ... thin whte head ... soft floral lemon nose ... little custardy ... soft lemon ... light bitter ...
hophead100 (4) - WALES - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
tastey! big citrus aroma and taste, medium body, bottle was a bit yeasty does settle but very very easy to upset. very enjoyable drink
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at 3 Judges, Glasgow - clear pale yellow, thin bubbly white head, no lacing, cereal, fruity, resin aroma and flavour, easy to drink
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fra fat på Craft Beer Co, Brixton 4 Nov 12. Veldig lys gylden. Gulskjær. Nesten ikke skum. Litt uklar. Beskjeden syrlig fruktaroma. Vassen fruktsmak. Som å drikke fruktnektar. Ikke god. Syrlig fruktig ettersmak.
foxo82 (709) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Organ Grinder, Nottingham. Floral hops aroma, bitter grapefruit taste. Short finish. Fruity. Ok.
JohnRMurdoch (3406) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Pale golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Resin @ citrus fruit aroma. Lemon & biscuit flavour. Bitter biscuit aftertaste. Reasonable blond beer.