tedvard (26) - - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One finger white head which dissipates quickly. Clear golden orange colour. Big carbonation bubbles.
Citrus and subtle spice aroma. Clean and sharp hop notes.
Malty base which is initially sweet quickly gives way to sharp, piney hop flavour which lingers at the end of each mouthful.
Carbonation not as high as expected with the big bubbles racing up the glass. Definite fizz to the beer but pleasant. Fairly short finish to the flavour but it is citrus sharp and sucks your mouth in. Dry finish. Light body but resinous texture.
Drank this one chilled out of the fridge so the flavours might have been dulled slightly but overall a very refreshing beer. Not a heavily hopped American style IPA but pleasantly sharp and dry with a balanced malt base.
AtronSeige (964) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Malt: Biscuit, toast, Med-high. Hops: Slightly spicy, fruity,
Appearance: Light copper/burnt gold body. Medium white head. Good retention.
Flavour: Malt: caramel, Hops, Resiny, Balance: medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness. Lingering bitterness, but not harsh. Dry finish, Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation, but creamy. Light body.
Overall: Very enjoyable, easy drinking,
335 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
14A. English IPA
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Gardiner & haskins, Bristol. Ple gold with a big, white, head. Hay, lemon fruits, cereal mlats, a touch of sharp, grassy hop and moderately bitter finish. Ok.
foxo82 (802) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco, Stourbridge. Amber with a hoppy ginger aroma. Tastes like an English bitter - long bitter finish - but with slight fizz to the feel. Ok.
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from Tesco. From my limited experience of US beer Id say this has a typical US IPA flavour but I have definitely tasted better. Quite drinkable but really not great.
Silvan7 (862) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Ambrata, limpida schiuma beige abbastanza grossolana abbastanza persistente. Aroma floreale, di miele d’acacia, caramello, biscotto al burro, malto. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso di miele e caramello, poi abbastanza amara, scorza di pompelmo decisamente luppolata. Poco corposa, abbastanza carbonata poco calda equilibrata, abbastanza armonica.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear amber with transient white head. Aroma a little musty and bready.
Bitter taste but not the hop profile you expect from an American IPA due to the chosen hop variety. A let down.
rodbod (82) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
I should have looked more closely at the label. I saw "American Craft Beer" and failed to spot "fuggles". Don’t get me wrong, it’s a decent traditional _British_ IPA, with good bitterness and well-balanced malt. But to call itself "American Craft" is, in my opinion, disingenuous. If it wasn’t for that I’d score it 2.9 overall
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from tesco. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is grainy, grass, mild sweetness, earth and straw. The taste is grainy, dull bitterness, grass, florals, some sweetness and earth with a dry finish. Light-medium body and average carbonation. Fuggles IPA? No thanks. Really basic stuff.
Cybion (98) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours clear amber with half a finger of creamy white head, which promptly vanishes leaving little lacing. Weak aroma of honey, wholemeal bready malts, and a little bit of floral hops. Taste is quite watery with background notes of honey, bready and biscuit malts, citrus, and apple. Bitterness is only slight.Thin-bodied and highly carbonated, this is disappointing, and reminds me too much of Greene King.