fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Crown & Kettle, Manchester, England M4 5FE.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus - grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (290708)
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London</i>
Hazy deep blond color. Original aroma, mild, with a mix of cookies, lemon, malt; delicate but very interesting. Light malt flavor, a bit flowery, with a delicate but nice citrusy hopping. Very pleasant.
cgarvieuk (13151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at bow bar ... golden yellow .. tight white head ....dry lemon peel hop ... soft bright fruit ... low dull bitterness ... dry bitter linger thats quite unpleasant ... bitterness drop and becomes quite drinkable
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer Beer Fest ’10. Gold with white head. Oh my word, in amongst the big bruisers of the IPA world, the hoptastics, sat this little beauty, I was going to skip over it too, certainly glad I didn’t. It starts with a wonderful fresh aroma, mown hay came to mind, then a citric fruitiness, a balance of apricot and lemony grapefruit, I was thinking, so what, I’ve tasted the like before, but then it kept moving, tingling the tongue, a joi de vivre came over me, dryness moving in, it had so much length to it. A remarkable beer in my book and loved every minute, literally, of it, so much so I had to spend time telling everyone.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at Ye Cracke, Liverpool 02/03/2008
Very hoppy floral and citrus aromas. Small white head. Clear golden coloured with some alcohol present. Hoppy and citrus fruit flavoured with a crisp dry and bitter lasting finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Clarence Hotel, Wallasey 16/10/2010
Floral aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured fruity floral and hoppy with a grapefruit flavour. A hint of dryness in a crisp and creamy malt finish.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wootton WMC. A bright old coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is big and citrus with notes of oranges. The taste is pretty bitter. More citrus fruits and especially oranges. It’s tasty but actually may be a little too bitter for its own good.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Battersea Beer Festival on 10 February 2011. Thought I’d had this one before but apparently not. Gold in colour as one might expect. A fresh and clean golden ale. Dry and pleasantly drinkable but not as much of a hop rush as expected.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Battersea Beer Festival.
This was bloody excellent. Fantastic aroma of grassy and sprucey hops with a really pleasing bitterness. Beautiful golden blonde with a very good white head and in superb condition. The nose follows on really well in the mouth with glorious grassy and sprucey hops with a lip smacking lingering bitterness. Maybe a little one dimensional but who cares when it is this drinkable. Easily the best phoenix I have had. Loved every minute of this.
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, gravity at Merton Summer Beer Festival, 17-07-10 A clean gold colour with a white head,looks really good. Simple but pleasant clean, citrussy aroma, Fruity with loads of citrus in the mouth and a nice bitterness, some juicy orange, touch dry at the end. I think that if I’d have had time to sit and drink this and relax its rating may have been better and probably closer to Glen’s but I kept taking snatches of this in between serving and so it was treated a little unfairly. Good beer all the same. A7 A4 T8 P3 Ov15 3.7
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 1) Cask, The Black Horse, Walcote, Leics. Pale gold layered with lace. Rounded citrus closing with an impressive punch of grapefruit. Straw,oats and vanilla to compensate. Brazen mandarin and lychee hop zest sprinkled (faintly) with Custard Cream sweetness. Dry but not aggressive. Full-on citrussy hop goodness, Oakham style. But better. A bit good.
2) The Crescent, Salford, 20/08/10. Pale, thinning slick swarmed by flies. Lime, minerals and biscuit aroma. Slight and lime accented just like a Turkish T-beer, or Smirnoff Ice. Not that I’d know. Rubbish. 34349.