BeerViking (1811) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at Red Lion Isleworth, malty aroma, good bitterness with malty body and a hint of spice - coriander? Long dry bitter finish.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The usual from Phoenix/Oak. Lovely golden colour. Although malt features in the aroma it’s predominately flowery/hoppy; so much so it may even be dry-hopped. Plenty of hops in the flavour with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Shame it’s not available more often.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale amber pour topped by a lasting off-white head. Fresh grainy and herbal nose combining hops and malts in a rather bright fashion. Dry flowery hops take more place in mouth, but again, a pretty grainy, hay-like almost, nutty maltiness midway between pale and dark takes a lot of room as well. Perhaps a bit clashing, but not a bad ale.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at an awful JDW in Wood Green. Rather enjoyed this one. Heavy with citric hops, dust and tobacco. Mango, pear and other tropical fruits abound. Tasty hoppy stuff all the way through. Good beer.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Feb, 2007 JDW, Camden Lock. American hops in a British cask pale ale - a great combination. It usually works, and it does here. There’s a good dusty Englishness in the finish. Quite yummy. [3.4]
March, 2013 JDW, Rochester. pale yellowish amber. Pleasant, easy drinking with soft tropical fruit. OK. [3.0]
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity dispense at Red Lion, Isleworth. Bit of a haze, but golden with very sparse head. US style hops on aroma, citrus and grapefruit. Fine in mouth if a bit watery. Served way too cold. Good hops on end. Lots of grapefruit but not too astringent
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 1. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 12/10/2001
Golden coloured and very pale. Full hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 09/02/2002
Straw golden and pale with a slightly bitter full hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 09/06/2003
Clear golden and slightly wheaty flavoured. Some dryness in a lasting hop finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 05/10/2005
Golden pale and hoppy. Fruity bitter lasting finish.
5. Cask Handpump at the Crescent, Salford 30/06/2007
Small white head. Floral and hop aromas. Golden coloured smooth on the palate pale and fruity orange. Creamy slightly bitter malt finish.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpulled) at the Victoria, Beeston. First beer of the day on the Deep Black stag crawl. off-orange with a creamy head, delicate fruits throughout, lots of hops but not offensive. Could have drunk this all day if we didn’t have another 14 places to go...
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Citric hop aroma. Copper colour. A little sweet fruit in the aroma, peach? Quite bitter, a little rough. Flavour also has some peach.
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Light orange colour. Hoppy nose. Fresh, clean fruity taste, with notes of pineapple and oranges, ending up with a slightly sweet, dry floral aftertaste.