codfishh (118) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale gold creamy white head. Smells of oxidized malt and herbal hops. Flavor is malty with a balanced bitterness. Some herbal hop flavor. Medium body medium carbonation.
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours light brown with a white head. Aroma of pine. Has a raw edge to it.
GlasgowTAD (166) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is deep brown, much like the bottle it comes in. Taste is tangerine, floral, caramel sweet and bitter on the finish. Head is lively. Nice ale that has a decent taste profile.
gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber orange color. Big rocky off white head. Fruity toasted malt aroma has notes of caramel and tangerines and a floral hoppiness. Tart citrusy malt flavor has a spicy hop backdrop. Hints of grapefruit peel and black pepper lie on the tongue. Finishes quite bitter, but much different than our American IPA’s. Quite nice though.
BrunoSanchez (154) - Fermo, ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IPA inglese colore ambrato con schiuma beige. Al naso note di caramello. In bocca corpo medio e bilanciata bene tra dolce ed amaro. Il sapore rimane caramelloso e ricco. Finale mediamente persistente. Il luppolo si sente poco dal fatto che è IPA stile inglese e non americana e la mia conclusione è che si tratta di una ale fatta molto bene e beverina.
bpreo (1819) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So it’s actually not an India Pale Ale, but an India Ale, made by Britians for trade with India. It’s still very hoppy, with an added bitterness that is very unique and different to my American palate.
justone7 (7) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not overly hoppy! Allows the natural flavors and scents to shine without being overwhelmed by hops. Nice color and head. Maltiness is just right, very well balanced!
aumentm (119) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth and well bodied for a good IPA. Nice palate and the appearance was top shelf. Aroma is one of the best.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a little sweet, but the bittering hops do assert themselves. i prefer the more floral varieties of hops in west coast versions rather than english, but this is a decent example of the style."
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 550ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a deep amber copper color. Absolutely clear. Forms a big white bubbled white head. Good retention but not much lacings left
S: Sweet and caramel malts in the nose. Toffee, honey and a bit fruity. Grassy and citrus hops in the end. Quite British
T: Follows the nose. A slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, honey, citric hops, grassy hops. A bit fruity. In overall, a dry taste and a good bitter hoppy end
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Caramel maltes and grassy hops aftertaste
O: Quite drinkable and plasant British style IPA. Nice and smooth
[ BA Review @ 2/26/2013 ]