BlackHaddock (6235) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wrote this on 29th Oct 2011: Need a hop fix, hope this ’live’ review of this IPA does the trick.
Brown 500ml bottle, poured into a Good People badged pint glass: the beer having a best before life running until 31 Jan 2012 (some 3 months away). The US pint glass not being big enough to take the whole bottle.
Looks good, a fine bright amber body with an off-white creamy looking head of tightly knit foaming bubbles.
The smell is all hop, floral, citrus hops: Fuggles, Goldings and Cascade being the three used in this ale.
The hops completely rule the taste, can’t find any malt content showing any sweetness. One of the hoppiest IPA’s I’ve had from a British brewery, nothing as heavy as some of those West Coast hop monsters out of the US, but still very hop orientated. The hops obviously make this a pretty bitter brew, the alcohol level is hidden by that bitterness and it is only as the mouth has completely dried out between gulps that the alcohol appears.
I’m not usually a hop head, but I wanted a hop fix and this certainly did the job.
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Terrible disappointment. Taste the difference? Only difference between this and a good IPA is the lack of taste. Low on hops, mild bitterness. Boring, if not terrible.
Martin243 (1008) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle cellar cool. Golden yelow with a rapidly disappating white head. Mildly citrus aroma. Quite a bland beer with a dry bitter finish.
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark straw. Slight off-white head. Plenty of lacing as it falls. Smells of dish soap and tea. Tastes like a hoppy tea. Taste is better than the aroma. But not by much. Pretty bland. Finishes a little dry with no bitterness to find.
joe19612 (2532) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light orange colour with a thin white head, plenty of citrus and malt in the aroma, the taste is, lightly sour with hops in the background with a dry finish.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, light grassy hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, lemon - cleaning agent. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
downender (7860) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep gold with a slight, off-white head and moderate fizz. Sweetish, malty aorma with a touch of grassy hop. Flavour of fruits, with a hint of citrus, cereals and a short, bitter finish. Fairly average stuff.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A faint whiff of Burton snatch, some dry sulphur, mid amber-orange appearance. Reasonable tang, decent body and flavour, some orange and biscuit late on.
delnoche (504) - 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 (23327) - Tyresö, 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.