MarkoNm (535) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, orangey golden color, topped with a decent just slightly off-white head. A very pleasant malty aroma, mild citruses easily picked up. The taste is bittery, develops a more sweet taste later. Some fruity and biscuity notes towards the end and a bit metallic in the aftertaste. Apart from that, very nice.
Connor66 (31) - - AUG 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hoop taste is not as strong as expected . light color good taste after taste is a bit strong but like it
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle B&M Bargains. Sweet syrup dominates everything unfortunately and the big hops are pretty much out of the picture. Metallic characteristics, could almost be a tinned beer. Hope the cask version is a lot better - I assume it is, given the high score.
daniele (5387) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
oro carico buona schiuma persistente nado luppolato note fruttate agrumate discreta intensita un tocco maltato secchezza media buon amaro non molto lungo lieve nota alcolica
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear amber with cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Citrus, pith, floral, pepper, pineapple, wheat, umami, muskiness, marmalade.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness.
Palate: Medium thick grainy texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, sweet, marmalade, syrupy, pineapple, peppery finish with light citrus.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace but a bit sweet and syrupy.
gegwilson (1164) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delighted to find this as a cheepo in B&M bargains. Poured amber with a white head. The taste in nice and hoppy, though nowhere near as much as you might expect from the style. There are notes of grapefruit and pine over quite a syrupy base. There’s a nice bitterness to it as well. Overall a really enjoyable beer that’s a few hops short of being exceptional.
ReV2 (147) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Bottle from B&M, pours a gold copper colour with a thin white head. Taste is sweet with a fairly mild hop kick, syrupy malt, thickish for an IPA, some resin and fruit, a nice bitter finish though could do with a few more hops.
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from B&M. Clear gold. Film of white head. Minty toffee. Golden syrup. Taste is sweet. There’s some resin bitterness. Light spice, too. Palate is oily. Soft carbonation. Finish is long, slightly boozy, piny bitterness. Factor in the price, and this is pretty good.
SarkyNorthener (1952) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to richthevillan for this bottle. Golden beer with small head. Aroma is pineapple and tropical fruits. Taste is tropical fruits, light pine resin, a touch of alcohol and a hint of sherbet. A little oil on the palate. Nice DIPA with muted resin flavours. Very good.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wharf, Macclesfield. Medium gold with a thin to medium almost white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, quite malty, more hoppy fruity flavours but still not enough for me. Quite thin bodied. Not bad.