MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Hazy, sparkling amber with a buff-colored head and good lacing.
Aroma of herbal hops, caramel, biscuit malt and citrus.
Taste of caramel, citrus, herbal hops, tea, stale beer and doughy malt. Very bitter, very herbal and very malty. The hop-malt balance is nice, but I'm not enjoying the strong herbal flavor.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of light bread and roasted, light herbs and dough for the hops and yeast, with a hint of toffee. Head is small, fizzy/frothy, off-white with a spot or two of lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear medium amber/orange. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic, a touch salty and a lengthy stretch of moderate bitterness. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. This is how I remember English IPAs before the American style IPA boom.
jflopsu (765) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pale orange pour. Has a sweet malt aroma. Has sweet malt, citrus hop, and spices in taste. Malty aftertaste as opposed to hops.
alexsdad06 (6698) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have faded hops, grass, toasted malts, caramel. I am curious as to the age of this. Just seems a bit past its prime. Mild bitterness to the finish.
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orangish gold. Nice looking. Light head, light lace, retains some nice froth. Malty,sweet aroma,hop sweetness? Mint,light pine.Slight citrus. Subtle fruit, herbal,subtle hop aroma overall but fairly pungent at the same time, but good general aroma.
Taste is a rich malt,minerally,hops noble like, kinda grapefruity bitter with some harsh hard water. Kinda like its bitter abrubtness harsh bitter finish. Pretty bitter,lingers . Definatley a burton ipa. Pretty decent. Exceded my low expectations of my first impression of this never trying this unkowning brand before.
dredmond (176) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled 2oz at Belmont park beer fest, Amber color, bitter and crisp, with traditional expected IPA flavor
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trapped (1195) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Amber color with loight beige faomy head, doughy aroma with a bit of hops, sweetish taste with even less hops! Low carbonation and abrupt finish; very strange for an IPA!
milewide (1700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very British, especially the hops. Clear amber color. Average head. Lots of flavor for 6.5% ABV. 12 ounce bottle.
MaBeer1972 (1412) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from Manchester W&L. Pours out a light reddish golden color. Thin head that fades. Malty aromas. Flavor is also on the malty side with distinct bubblegum notes. Some spice. Soft texture.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper orange under a massive off white creamy head which fades slowly with rocky patches. Lace sticks in massive clumps to the sides of the glass. Swirls messy and clumpy.
Minerals, crackers, English biscuits and toast. Greenery and shrubbery. Dry and crisp overall. Hint of rustic tree back and grain husks. Generic bitter citrus skins on top.
Bitter and crisp and crunchy and toasty and rindy. Hard minerals underneath support gentle sweetness of cereal breads in the middle. Whisper of apple flesh sweetness in the mouthfeel. Green grass leaves. Lingering bitterness in the back of my throat. Medium to medium-light weight with a crisp parching body. Sesame and poppy seed crackers. Earthy, nutty, toasty, and crunchy.
A fabulous example of the traditional Burton Baton style Pale Ale and IPA that originated in Burton on Trent England. Dry and mineralistic, hoppy and rustic, apple orchards and harvested grains. Never doubt the brewing expertise of the fine folks at Southampton Publick House. Delicious!