Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the IOW Jolly, homeward train tasting, thanks to Leighton, deputy Bespin administrator, 24/08/14.
Hazed golden orange with moderate off white spotting/edgework.
Nose is orange pith, toasted malt, straw, mandarin, bready notes.
Taste comprises citric tinged straw, touch of pine resin, bitter orange, mandarin.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Adequate IPA, Hoppage is rather on the conservative side but a drinnkable number none the less.
MonsterMagnet (218) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 2-2016. Pours amber with a tiny white head. Aroma: mango, pineapple, wet hay, somewhat earthy. Taste: pineapple, caramel, resin, tangerine. Medium body, medium sweet and light-medium bitter. Dry finish.
SlackerMads (1623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Train bottle thanks to Leighton. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Low on aroma, some leafy green, grain, hay, light dusty, light sugary. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Long dry bitter finish. Not unpleasant, but hardy any aroma in this one.
Ferris (4340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Sweet pale malts and some light fruit. Lots of floaties in gold liquid with a decent white head. Nice sweet fruit and nice bitterness throughout.
Scopey (6909) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton on the IoW Jolly. It pours murky dirty gold with a medium white head. The nose is earthy, orange sherbet, candied peel and tangerine. The taste is bitter-sweet orange peel, sherbet, earthy, spice, dirt, spice, acrid bitterness and some alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A bit rough around the edges.
Thompson (322) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Small offwhite head. Hazy orange/amber colour. Smell fresh sweet and fruity.. taste bitter but possible less then average ipa. Some lemon.
Straling (363) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky orange colour with little head/carbonation.
Fruity fresh aroma, some earthiness there.
Taste is earthy, slightly sweet.
eelco (50) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had 2 bottles a couple of months ago, but those were both gushers which left hardly anything to taste :( Today I decided to give it another try with some new bottles and I was lucky. An amber coloured beer with an average sized white head which desolves slowly in a lasting lacing. Sweet caramel on the nose and a hint of orange / floral. Taste is also caramel, quite malty but with a citric bitterness in the end. I lacks on the bitterness to be a good IPA, but it certainly is a very nice and enjoyable beer.
SNL (239) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy caramel color, frothy tan head.
Sweet malty Nose, with a slightly fruity taste.
Fairly balanced, with just a slightly bitter finish.
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a golden amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet juicy apricot, some floral notes and caramel. Flavour of strong dry grainy malts, apricot, citrusy bitterness and some mild spiciness. Light bodied, a bit thin mouthfeel and high carbonation. Dry finish. Way too grainy to be enjoyable. Not sure if this is fresh or not. I guess it isn’t.