Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at my parents house, from JS thanks to the old man, 25/01/13.
Hazed mid amber with a good sized frothy white head that retains well.
Nose carries muted hop tones - dumbed down and not very fresh, caramel malts, orange, lemon sherbet, hint of soap, a general musty and tired aroma. Lots of descriptors but none make it score more than 5 !
Taste comprises faded hops, touch of pine, citrus, orange marmalade, caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some hop bitterness in a dry finish.
A pretty basic and below par IPA.
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
5th February 2014
Bright clear gold - amber beer, little white head. Smooth palate, fine carbonation. Smooth malt. Hops are light and mildly spicy pine. Very light orange peel. Light dry finish. Okay.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Orangey Gold in colour. Quite Fruity; orange and lemon citrus and pineapple. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Hoppy; spicy resinous hops. Sweet fruity malty spicy throughout. Bitter hoppy finish. OK. Drinkable.
s_hartshorne (647) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sainsburys. Amber colour white head low retention. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Taste is fruity with great sweet malts and some hoppy bitterness not much though. Medium body nice mouthfeel medium carbonation. Decent stuff.
beeebon (142) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Purchased a bottle from my local Sainsburys for £1.79. They also do Goose Island IPA and Brew Dog IPA for the same price! Oh how foolish I was! This doesn’t really resemble an IPA at all to me. Malty, caramel, and a bit of hoppy bitterness. The aroma is like bland over boiled vegetables and caramel with a small amount of citrus. It’s also rather fizzy and reminds me of a bitter Babycham with added hops. I wont be buying again!
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Amber in colour with a good off white head. Fruity nose with a good grapefruit hop notes. Good carbonation and for that price an unbeatable IPA
ianwelby (338) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber beer with a sweet, citrus aroma. Flavour is an interesting blend of malt and tangy fruit hop flavours. The finish is slightly sour but the shame of it is that the flavour and finish both dissipate quite swiftly. A perfectly pleasant beer but with a bit more... something it could have been really very nice.
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper .. bubbly white head ... soft light almost smokey ... soft sweet fruit nose ..little over fizzy ... soft toffee malts ... soft fruits ... light bitter fruits ...
prawlie (1056) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Largely opaque orange, ok but short-lived head. Smooth, slightly dry, malty, spiced. Smells good. Quick acceptable and very cheap!
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a great IPA, but ok, pours a pale colour and has typical IPA hop character, I’ve had better, this is not bold enough
wimpyjoe (2983) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a small head. It has an excellent pale ale aroma with a fruitiness evident although this is less stated in taste.