gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Pints Pub Brewery & Freehouse in Denver, on April 9, 2014.
Clear dark copper color, white head. Malty, sweet, light fruity taste. Fruity, roasted aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, light citrus, toasty scent.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color clear with a thin head. Super IPA hops with a great malt backing. This was a tasty IPA beast from a great place.
arminjewell (8463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at the brewpub, dark orange with white head, aroma brought notes of cardboard, acidic and butter, some slight earth, grass and caramel in there, odd. Taste is not much better, some buttery diacetyl, some acidic and stale malts, touch of caramel, some herbal note.
onceblind (5209) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber with not much head. Pretty hoppy aroma for a British ale, though not American style. Grassy nose with some sharp lemon rind notes over a pale toffee undertone. Taste is pretty balanced between soft citric hop tones, mild bitterness, and a smooth malty undertone. Nicely assertive, yet balanced, although the body was a little thin. Also not carbonate enough, but I can forgive that, since it’s an authentic cask ale
Tim Webb (258) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well yes. Uncarbonated on handpull at the Pints Pub itself. Hazy but definitely not sour. Having been impressed by the Dark Star, this one was just odd. I kept getting ginger and a dab of detergent, though not entirely in a bad way. The Brits have yet to work out how to revive authentic British IPA but when they decide this won’t be it.
notalush (5266) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The bartenders make sure to let people know that this is a british style ipa, but there is a difference between a british style beer and a crappy beer - this beer was full-on sour, though not evidently infected, just sour - it tasted like oaky grapefruit juice, with an intensely bitter finish - I think this cask has been sitting around for a while - experiences like this are why most Americans think cask ale is crap
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pints Pub. Pours clear tawny with an average, rocky white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cereal), heavy hop (herbs, celery, grass, resin), average yeast (sweat, earth, musty) with notes of plum, dates, apricot, and sour milk. Light bodied, mineral texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask. clear caramel colored body. nose: maraschino cherry and sweet vanilla/almond/amaretto nose. barley-wine caramel malt flavor, high bitterness, medium acidity. Nicely bitter, different and unique, it’s likable.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Pints & Pub, in cask, amber color, with a white head, nice floral hop fruity nose of apricots, peaches, pineapples, having the hint of a whiskey fruitiness, with some mild earthy toasty, caramelized malt accents, with a toffeeish note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity, toasty malt character, with a good flowery hop leafy, grassy accent, some citrusy undertones, with a hint of mintiness, and with a kind of a vanilla oakiness, leading towards a well hopped, leafy bitterness finish.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I think these rates are somewhat off. I had this beer yesterday and it was barely palatable. copper hazy color with a whimpy off white head. This is a hand pumped ale so not much carbonation here at all. slight hop ridden nose. Off flavors of apples and weak watered down hops with little malt character at all. Tangy and accumulating on the palate like a rancid fruit. i didnt even fininsh the whole thing.