SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, Salisbury, Covent Garden on the Welcome Pub Crawl. Hoppy and fresh and tasty. Nice beer served in good condition.
sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Rumsey Wells, Norwich. Pours dark golden, has a clearing haze and a bubbly off-white head with moderate length Bittersweet grapefruit and orange aromas. Tangerine, peach and more of that lovely grapefruit bittersweetness in the finish. Length of the finish is just about right, soft with some bite and dryness on a light to medium body. Pretty bloody good in all.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask- Amber with an off white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, mild caramel maltiness. Taste is a nice hoppiness, with a background sweetness coming through. Thought this was quite good.
tommann (2302) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a pale golden with a small head. Aroma is hops, citurs and resin. Citrus starts on the taste and follows with a hoppy bitter finish. Good level of carbonation. As a note, this bottle is labeled at 4.2%, rather then 5% in the picture.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is quite hoppy, (citrus) some notable malt as well, orange, slim custard head. Flavour is orange, with a decent malt accompanying. Light bodied, very well balanced, bitter west coast as can be for a UK offering. Seems to be a really fine rendition of an American IPA. Terrific!
Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of fruit in the tropical vein, driving this beer nicely. Soft and fruity palate with a faintly licorice finish. Seems very easy to drink and good converter beer to real ale for the masses.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle round Gurdís house. Very fresh and pleasant ale. Has the makings of one of the better hoppy UK efforts, but doesnít quite tie all the bits together. A smidge of malt where there should be a hoppy citrus finish.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Gunmakers, London. Golden with a lively white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus hops and honeyish malt. Good bitterness that leads to a hoppy finish. I enjoyed this one.
joe19612 (1610) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Pours a slightly hazy, dull golden yellow colour, with a thin white head. Good hoppy aroma, with a hint of a floral, and apples.
The taste was crisp, sharp and a bitter hoppy dryness, the bitterness coming through. It goes down well wished I had two bottles to try one after each other.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2009, 5th August 09. Very slightly hazy golden amber. Firm small white head. Fresh hop aroma hits you before you can get the glass to your lips! Lots of citrus & grapefruit. Classic modern golden ale but it doesnít go "above & beyond".