Fatehunter (1271) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a glass stein. Copper to amber color with a white-barely-there head.
Wow. I cannot pick up anything... okay, a slight malty/musty smell.
Malty sweetness at first, then bitter, slightly citrus flavor. The malt and hops are fairly balanced.
Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very bubbly in the mouth.
Quite different from most American IPAs. Or maybe American IPAs are different from English IPAs. Either way, it is more malty than most IPAs I’ve had. The only hangup was the smell, or lack of. It was tasty and different.
bpreo (1653) - 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 (6) - - 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 (44) - 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 (5944) - 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 (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 ]
serjaymz (89) - Istanbul, TURKEY - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Şişe, istanbul.12/10/2014. Kahve-kızıl saydam bir renk. Köpüksüz. Uzun süredir beklemesinin etkisi olabilir.. Koku ekmeksi, karamel ve İngiliz bitter aleleri gibi baharatlı ve hafif şerbetçiotu acılığı.. Tadım baharatlı şerbetçiotu, karamel ve malt.. IPA ile bitter ale arası bir bira ama ikisi de değil.. Damakta baharat ve şerbetçiotu acılığı kalıcı..
Cuso (4704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de. Clear amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt in aroma. Malty, fruity taste with decent portion of hops. Good.
MisoW (1517) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of caramel, malt. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, caramel, floral hops, malty.
Gurthnar (1883) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma caramel and some hops. Clear orange-amber colour. Taste has firm hoppiness, English fruity character. Also decent caramel. Good balance, good beer.
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fra flaske 500ml på Princess Louise, Holborn 24 Sep 14. Gyldenbrun. Høyt tett skum med litt farge. Skummet varer lenge. Tynn lacing. Nøtteaktig aroma. Smaken svakt fruktig men overraskende beskjeden. Aprikos. Avslutter litt bittert.