hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-golden with a white head. Odd cloying lemonade aroma, but the taste was pleasantly and lastingly bitter after a brief caramel sweetness. Enjoyable.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am sorry that this brew is not appreciated for what it is and that is a English IPA. I found it very good for that style. It is not filled with hops from the NW and it doesn’t taste like that. It has live yeast and it’s a real ale and to be enjoyed as such!!!
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was largely average for me. Somewhat of an EIPA -- drinkable, sessionable, but memorable? Enjoyed on tap at the Dirty Truth.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale golden with a huge, rocky white head. Some floral hops, pear and stale tea in the nose. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, light caramel, lemon, apple, musty/earthy hops and some herbal qualities. Pretty sweet, moderately bitter. Ends with somewhat of a stale, tea-like taste. Medium body, smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Great lacing and head retention. Overall, this just didn’t do it for me.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Dark straw colored with 1-finger white head. Aromas of dry, feety hops, some tainty fruits, and some funky plummy notes. The taste is hoppy, very dry, with some fruit. The finish gets extremely dry hoppy, and I get very little malt from this. Not a favorite of mine.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold. Giant, dense, creamy white head. Nose is floral and spicy with lots of hops and a bit of yeast. Flavors of very crisp, bitter hops, a bit perfumey and spicy, and touch of sourness. Does not taste skunked at all, the sour tinge is an unexpected but welcome visitor. Some grainy malt, also. Light/medium body. Great for warm weather. Should have separate categories for American IPA, English IPA, and Bitter/ESB.
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Poured bubbly slightly hazy bright yellow with a huge lasting pillowy white head. Plenty of funky UK hop bitterness, yeast and some light lemon and banana sweet malt, has a very dry finish. Tastes of dry hops, dry wheat and cereal grain, light hints of fruit and yeast over all - mouthfeel is softly astringent, a little thick, has a quick finish - really nice ESB, will look for this one on tap in England in the fall of ’06.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerfull IPA, Amber color with a good foam that lasts. Fruity, earthly, floral nose. Hoppy, earthly, powerfull taste. A very good IPA
Furseth (1980) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2006
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
¨Bottle 4/3-06: Red amber body with a nice fom. Aroma of lots of bitterness, medium body. But not in balnce, it was to dominate of the bitter hops in the finish also.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned @ Hobgoblin, Reading. Amber. Hoppy lichen aromas. Sp,e ,alt but mostly hop focused. Not ba.