delnoche (433) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Honey gold with two fingers of thick creamy white head. Aroma is piney hops. Initial flavor is rather bland. The hops begin to shine through in the medium-lasting finish. Palate is a bit thin and watery but finishes kind of sticky. Overall, this is an easy drinker, not unpleasant even if it is a bit boring. Not a bad choice for introducing an IPA noob to the wonderful world of hops (even if ratebeer calls it an ESB).
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled at chriso´s. Clear deep golden, brief head. Fruity nose. Sweet, syrupy and minerally. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel, the slightest touch of grapefruit. Low bitterness. Exceptionally dull.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and mildly vegetably as well. Flavour is fruity, quite hoppy and herbal along with some crisp and biscuity maltyness.
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, plenty of bubbles/head.
Faint aroma, light citrus.
Bitter hops rather than grassy IPA style, more similar to US lagers.
Crisp and bitter.
Decent palate if a little flat compared to appearance.
mile (2443) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light amber, small and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some caramel and some grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some fruitiness, some caramel, faint light grassy hoppyness,faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some grassy hoppyness, some alcohol. Lightly sweetish IPA with caramel and alcohol - nothing special.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A brown beer which pours with pretty much no head. A reasonable amount of hop in the aroma with a touch of sweet malts. A bit stick in the nose. A good length of flavour with sweet malts and orangey malts. A little vanilla. Marmalade notes. Quite nice.
Thebeerdude (29) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 500ml bottle. Faint, toasty aroma, light amber with little head. Taste is faintly caramel and sweet but not impressive, medium carbonation and slightly bitter on the palate, nothing special.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Sainsburys, Upton. Clear golden pour with a minimal off white head. Aroma was grainy with some sweet malt and muffled hop notes. Somewhat insipid mouthfeel and lacking any real body. Hops were evident in the flavour, but not nearly enough. Drinkable but very average attempt at an IPA.
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli, before heading out to see My Morning Jacket. Pours deep gold with a weak, white head. Nose has some herbal, leafy hops and toasty malts. Medium sweet flavor, some basic malts, faint honey, some biscuits, bit of herbal and pine bitterness. Light to medium in body with average finish. Alright balance to finish, some slight stickiness to the hops, hints of earth and grass, some toast and sugar. Uninspiring but completely alright.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a fluffy foam. Aromas are marmalade and toast with green leaves. Some pine air freshener. Mixed Autumn fruit with herbal aspects. Flavours are Marston’s caramel with lightly bitter pine and cake mix fruits. Dry and woody on the finish. Peppery on the palate. Decent.