ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, - JUL 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, London on 2nd July 2012. Clear gold with thin grey head. Fruity aroma with orange zest. Tangy in-mouth with lemon and orange peel, herbiness and a developing bitterness. Bitter and tangy finish.
Holmen1 (2001) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra fat på The Rake, Borough Market april-14, sammen med Håkon: gardinfilm. Litt humlearoma med gress og sitrus. Mer gress i den lette bitterheten. Mye smak og ettersmak for så lav voltstyrke, men jeg blir fort av den. Golden ales er sjelden det helt store.
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, aroma is lightly fruity hops with a splash of pedio. Mild bitterness, tropical fruits...good balance. Tasty bitter. The pedio isn’t really there on the palate, thankfully.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
JDW Waterhouse, Manchester 27 Jan 13. Gyldengul. Lavt skum med litt lacing. Aroma av fotsvette. Smaken er markert fotsvette med tilløp til sitrus. Avslutter tørt med aprikospreg.
Rasmus40 (9838) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Dean Swift, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and mdoerate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 051013
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Dean Swift, Tower Bridge. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits and hops. Nice, but a little watery.
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Dean Swift. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, vegetable and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, little thin, little sweet, little toasted and a tiny bit bitter.
jamesie1857 (1226) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask @ Three Tuns, Dronfield - Clear golden beer, with a decent white head. Citrus aroma, sweet lemons predominant. Flavours are mainly citrus as well, lemon all the way, with a surprisingly low ABV for the taste. Very good.
harrisoni (12655) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Cask Pub & Kitchen. Clear gold lasting white head. It’s a little malty. Odd hops some bitterness decent. Oddish flavour with the malt
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Furnace Inn (Derby)
My last visit to the pubs in the area revealed a few hidden treasures. With more time I am sure I could have discovered more but this has been a very memorable summer of rating. A perfect vision of an American IPA is well executed and a good deal on tap.
Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated golden body has bronze tones around the edges. Citrus, grapefruit, and a bright texture bring to mind a prototypical West Coast IPA from the wrong coast.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, roses, and grass clippings tickle the tongue. The mouthfeel then carries into a light bitter finish that doesn’t destroy the palate after just a few sips. Flavorful and sessionable it was the highlight of the evening’s trip out.
Tide (1461) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Gallows Bird. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, caramel, grass and toast. Bitter finish with citrus and toast. Very nice real ale.