tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in April 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Strong notes of sweet candy floss in the intense aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a fruity base of sweet red grapes and pink grapefruit flavours. Very little in the way of hop flavours just a slight dusty tang noted in the short aftertaste. Finish is malty though with sweet golden syrup notes giving a boozy warmth in the throat, alongside a citrusy tang. Unusual for an IPA but I liked the quirkyness of it all. Reminded me of RCH Firebox!
JohnRMurdoch (2695) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Amber-brown colour, decent head. Mild malty aroma. Malty grain flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A very average beer. Not really an IPA.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 05/04/13 A reddish brown coloured beer with a white head and lace. A very hoppy tasty full bodied beer. The malt is on the sweet and jammy side and the hops are big and American bold. It’s really very nice.
BeerViking (1813) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown with mid-fine off-white head and perfumed tropical fruit aroma. Initially smooth texture and flavour breaks out into orange, honeyed malt and a sharp bitterness.
Martin243 (616) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/2 at Wetherspoons in the Metrocentre. Golden with a tight white head that left lacing down the glass. Citrus and demerera aroma. Grapefruit and juicy apricot flavour, some plump raisins too. I have begun to get a bit cautious around new IPA’s, everyone seems to be putting one out, with varying degrees of success, and I’ve experienced a couple of dubious attempts recently, so I’m happy to give this fine example my seal of approval.
DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Square Peg, Brum. This is a car crash. Car car craaaaaaash. Boiled sweet flavour - no discernible hoppage. If this is an IPA, then I’m George Osborne’s wife. Colossal disappointment.
evergreen0199 (1638) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Moon on the Mall (Wetherspoons), Whitehall, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, grapefruit, some orange, slight bitterness. Pretty good stuff.
back (965) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Central City racer Ipa
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Citrus grape choklade korn malt
tampierre (563) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW ; Devon ; UK ; Bread,fruit,floral and citrus aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Medium body ; Long finish ; Very pleasant beer.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th April 2013
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Cask. Clear amber beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Sweetish tangerine and orange hops. Bittersweet light tang. Finishes semi dry with more great tangerine.