SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
JDW, Maidstone. Pale gold colour. Biscuit malt. Bold but not aggressive citric hops. Drinkable and pleasant. Meets but does not exceed expectations.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Mr Foleys Leeds 23/09/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Nice citrussy grapefruity fresh hoppy aroma. I thought these hops were New Zealand but apparently not. Anyway it tastes really good too. The hops are again lively and although the malts a little sweeter than Iíd like they just about manage to balance effectively. A tasty beer no doubt.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Tap East - 06/09/12
Pale golden yellow with a decent white head and good lacing.
Pale malt nose, a little soapy, bubblegum and fruit.
Tastes of pale malt, light fruit tones and a little citrus.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a smooth finish.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
25th April 2012: Hand pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons. Pale to light amber body, clean and clear, head was thin and almost white in colour.
Aroma of summer fruits with an overcoat of citrus intent at all times.
The taste was also fruity, with grapefruit being the main Ďstand outí flavour for me. As the beer warmed the bitterness seemed to be less pronounced and the flavours began to become more sweet (almost orangey).
I wanted another pint, but I was on a mission so had to move on, pity because Iím not sure Iíve done this brew a fair review or justice.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Amber with a thin white head; citrus aroma; sharp citrus flavour with some resinous hops and an oily body; sustained, but fairly gentle, bitterness to finish.
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow in June 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight citrus note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a long citric fruit flavour of grapefruit, tart kiwis and fresh lemon juice. Dusty hop resins compliment the malt well with a floral lemony note which becomes dry and quite astringent. The finish is rather sweeter though with tangerine and satsumas evident in the mouth. Not as dry and tart as I was expecting in at the end however. This is an ok Golden Ale but there are so many better examples than this out there now.
JohnRMurdoch (2247) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Hazy golden amber colour, good head. Mild resin malt aroma. Resin & citrus fruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. Disappointing for Roosters.
john1704 (26) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Last Post. Pours light amber with decent thick head. Peach,apricot and Oddfellows on the nose. Citrus overpowers all else in the mouth and not the worse for it. Def some Cascade,Simcoe ,Challenger to the fore. Not bad at all considering this followed a Jarl .
fairwater (100) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Cask @ Back of Beyond. Slightly hazy pale gold, no head. Orange and tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruits at first taste, fading to leave a lingering grapefruit bitterness. Served nice and cold, very refreshing summer pale ale.
a_cross (320) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Clear, light gold; no head; essentially bitter grapefruit juice; a fair ladleful of hops; a very bitter finish; too acerbic for me, but solid enough if you like this sort of thing