AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Haymarket Bar. Pours pale and hazy with a nice head. The nose is of light grapefruit and the taste is pretty much the same. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a dry finish. Overall, solid but a little one-dimensional.
mr_h (4640) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow (28 Aug 12) - hazy amber, thin off-white head, fruity / grassy hop aroma, earthy / pine, good temperature, light to medium body
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpull at The Mudlark. Mostly Clear amberish gold with a smallish drool of creamy offwhite head. Aroma is dry and wheaty but mostly mouthwatering citrus juice and zest - not big, but hugely appealing (borderline 9). Taste follows, has an interesting sorachi-like acidic sharpness to it as well, some alcohol. Average body, chewy and mildly carbonated, only a medium-length finish, but a solid drinker and well-earning "hoppy" in its name. Great stuff!
EdKing (2355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in Dog & Duck, Soho. Slightly cloudy golden amber, frothy white head. Nose is sherberty tangerine, pineapple, lightly fragrantly citrous. Taste is musky, grainy, delicate tangerine. Fantastic aroma. Light to medium bodied, nice light mouthfeel and easy to drink.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Haymarket. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of yeast, pineapple, orange and grassy hops. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Decent bitterness and a dry finish. Lingering yeast and bitter orange characters.
Leighton (17999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Lord Aberconway, Nicholson’s, London. Pours clear, bright gold with a creamy white cap. Sugary hay nose with biscuits and pale malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with some lemon, citrus preserves, faint plastic, hay, mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with some straight sugar, some doughy malts, grass, dry and crispy leaves, ripe lemon. Underwhelming overall. The elements don’t really come together. Just drinkable.