SilkTork (5451) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml dark bottle from Morrisons. Attractive retro label for the current fashion of reviving old recipes - particularly IPA recipes. This is a spanking good beer. The malt is cleaner than one would expect from a retro recipe - but I think Sheps are using their marketing wisdom to simply put a spin on a modern beer. I have no doubt they consulted an old recipe, but they used modern ingredients, modern technology, and modern thinking to adjust the recipe. The malt is clean and toffee flavoured, the hops are brisk and tidy, and the yeast is non-existent. There’s no character here. There’s generous hops and malt, combined in a straight forward traditional manner that has been popular now for over ten years. So this both old fashioned and very modern. And tastes more modern than old fashioned. There’s not much of interest, and there’s certainly no character. But it’s a good, drinkable beer. And there’s nowt wrong with that.
Ippopodio (49) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bellissimi colore ambrato brillante, limpido ed accattivante. La schiuma bianco crema completa l'opera. Al naso non molto intensa con i Fuggles a farla da padroneIn bocca è fresca ed amara, ma abbastanza equilibrata dai malti caramello. Il finale è secco ed amaro come ci si aspetta da una vera IPA.
kto (391) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle from a coop in bern. pours a clear amber with a small white head and some lacing. aroma of caramel and grassy hops, hemp. strong malty backbone, not too hoppy for an ipa; flavour of caramel, grass, bread. dry, mild bitter finish.
llkc (867) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Duft smag duft lidt malt lidt grøn duft lidt sødme , smag citrus lidt blød fedme maltet sød bitter eftersmag
rotaman14 (441) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - NOV 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma is peaches and biscuits. Medium bitter, grassy taste, malty finish. Pretty dry throughout. Kinda bland and not really pleasant.
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml from Lidl, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Amber to copper with no head. Flat beer on the pour, there is a thin, tinny, metallic character to this. There are some fruity notes detected, apricot, peachy with an alcohol note. Just a little poor unfortunately.
Fredd_an (224) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bärnstensfärg, med karamell doft & fin karamell i smaken tillsammans med beskan av humle, utgör den en enkel ren engelsk IPA
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Beauges (3) - Collie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a decent lasting white head. Aroma is more on the malty side with caramel and raisin notes. Flavour is light caramel with a lasting spicy bitterness. Not a bad English IPA but could be better!
hawthorne00 (3051) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of Rowntree’s blackcurrant gums, boiled oranges, toffee, grass. Medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Tastes as it smells except for a metallic tinge that bothered me less after a few sips. Pretty bitter at the end. Odd and rather unwelcoming.
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle. Clear burnished bronze body topped with a thin but lasting white head. Aromas of raisins, biscuits, caramel, hay and orange zest. Taste is heavy on malty sweetness but lifted by and orange zest and spice note. Medium bodied. Long finish with a light fruity aftertaste. Not bad but could do with being dialled up a notch.
adamnase (252) - Kronoby, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Alko Pietarsaari. Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fruits,bread. Taste is medium sweet with slight bitterness, caramel,malts, some berries. Medium body.oily, medium carbonation. OK