Ozckr (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
citrus, floral, grass, amber, orange, hazy, white foam, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, lively,
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from ABM, 07/03/14.
Hazed golden amber with a decent off white head that thins after a while.
Nose is light pine, biscuit crumble, toffee, earthy hop pangs.
Taste comprises, chalky mineral bite, earthhops, light pine jacket, caramel malt, bitter tropicana tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy hop bitterness in a semi drying close.
Another solid offering from Redchurch.
jamestulloch (987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits as soon as the bottle cap was off. Then some caramel, metal and a strange ashy note. Robust flavour of resin, chewy caramel, earth, yeast and a hint of black pepper. Nice bitterness but it tastes boozier than its 5.5% ABV. Full body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Itís a bit messy and thereís a weird ashy flavour, but I quite like it. Also, Iím not sure why itís called íHackney Goldí when itís an Amber Ale.
Garrold (591) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Copper colour. Off white, broken, bubbly head. Quite earthy and pithy. Tinned fruit. Taste is bitter. Sweetness underlying. Bitter finish.
AndrewC (308) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Rich brown colour. Strong grapefruit hops with an interesting body of oaty malt with hints of milk chocolate.
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in a BYOB, not as cold as Iíd have liked, BB May 2014. A murky brown with a decent foamy white head. Smell is caramel, orange, nutmeg. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is weird - medicinal up front, astringent lemon and spice. Not joined up. This isnít pressing my buttons at all and I didnít finish it.
RichTheVillan (1928) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy dark amber pour with thin beige head, earthy hop aroma, taste has piney hop caramel, some sourness got a hint of coffee which means my taste buds need rewiring.
bobinlondon (1249) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home bought at the brewery where I also enjoyed it on tap. Clear amber/red with an off white head, leaving lacing in the glass. Pungent aroma of new world hops which also come through in the flavour. Interesting malt profile with a hint of chocolate. Nice oily resinous late hopped palate. Reminds me a little of Brewdog 5am Saint when it first appeared. The bottle was better than the keg IMO. Redchurch are a class act.
Beese (939) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Redchurch Brewery on 3 August 2013.
Poured an amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of ripe tropical fruit, pine and golden syrup. Bready malt flavours with caramel and some citrus hops. Palate of dried fruit, toffee and a little resin.
graham_murphy (212) - - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíd also have called this a pale ale rather than a bitter. But thatís good with a IPA fan like me. A good broad base of coppery, citrusy hops offsetting sweetish malts.