Pizd (339) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle): Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, lemon zest, sweet malt, caramel and a slight wheaty character. Flavour is bags of fruity hops and a sharp lemon zest note. Underlying is a caramel/malty base to balance the beer. Slight, though very slight, hint of alcohol on the finish.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ’Jacks’, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at Shrewsbury Folk Festival Sunday 25th August 2013 Pours hazy amber with a white head. Soft carbonation. Good clean hoppy nose. In the mouth there is a little watery marmalade amongst the citrussy soup. Some sweetness and a good maltiness throughout but the sweetness is tempered by the citrussy bite. Good but not as good as I was expecting, Salopian excel in the hoppy golden bitter 3.8-5% territory. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
johndoughty (3519) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and lively upon pouring. Large head took a long time to dissipate. Hoppy and pleasant. Definitely my kind of beer. Came in an engraved bottle. All round this is pretty classy and probably deserving of a higher score.
DruncanVeasey (6595) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml from Beer Gonzo. Diaphanous brass-gold capped massively with white. Aroma of pickled coercion(gherkin), tinned peach, paprika, tomato vine, honey, liquorice and..well, US IPA as suggested by the Stone-esque presentation. Warm peppery booze giving way to a more approachable honeyed peach, pot pourri, Jelly Tot, lime-squirted Feta hop thing. Husk and dried chilli/red pepper hints. A ringer for any number of sweet peachy US (D)IPAs: Lagunitas Lucky 13 with the heat turned down. Too much peach and throatsweet honey. Deeply impressive if not entirely to my taste.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Fruity/grapefruity aroma. Smooth fruity and light peachy. Smoothfruity and lIngering hoppy. Bitter and toffeemalty. Bitter and smooth fruity into a smooth fruity finish. Dry and herbal finish.
danlo (671) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear orange-golden amber colour, foam white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of mango, orange & grapefruit, pine. Taste is sweetish malt caramel with juicy grapefruit citrus, pine resin and lingering minerally bitterness. Foamy slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, well carbonated, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - sourced from the mythical Cotteridge Wines. Pours clear, bright gold with a large, growing frothy white head. Certainly some pine in the nose, dry citrus, dirty hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate bitter pine and grass, some grainy pale malts, grapefruit, orange rind. Medium bodied with lively, mouth-filling carbonation. Decent hoppy resins to finish, further dried pine, citrus rind, slight minerals, dry pale malts. The over-carbonation detracts a bit but overall it’s a nice IPA.
cgarvieuk (12162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head ... soft sweet fruit nose ... juicy fruits ... soft floral hops ... big citrus .. soft passion fruit ...
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Haxy gold with an off white head. Aromas are woody pine and pineapple with yeast. Lychee with candy sugar and thin grapefruit. Toast with floral notes and herbal and slightly minty notes. Flavours are sweet biscuit with mixed tropical fruit and leafy, herbal notes. Slightly green pine with grapefruit bitterness and zesty lemon. Very nice.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Fresh, citric nose with lime zest, spruce and a bit of spice. Pours hazy with a thin but persistent head. Flavour is more citrus and some tropical fruit - grapefruit, orange zest, hint of cardamom, some more lime. Finish is dry and piney with sudsy resins and a lingering dry moreishness. Very good.