milewide (1511) - 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 (1307) - 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!
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Totally clear orange color. Thin off-white head. No lace sticks. Caramel malty nose, light sweet, light spicy toasty malt. Lighter, crisp carbonation, sticky texture. Medium-plus body. Moderate bitter taste. Light sweet. Some metallic. Not very impressed by this.
kramer (4941) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded rather quickly. The nose is toasty malt with a little caramel and English hops. The flavor is just lightly bitter but it balances the light residual sweetness from the toasty malt pretty well. Some moderate lingering bitterness followed by toasty and lightly husky grain. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, a little huskiness to the texture. Decent beer I suppose, but not my style as far as IPAs go.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to taster (shared by me with the group; thanks tgncc). Looks solid; a transparent orange with thin off-white head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells of fairly bitter hops with a big pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear pale copper color with a small off-white head that settles into a light ring. Resinous pine and ripe citrus orange hop aromas with sweet caramel malt in the background. Pine hop flavors are dominant throughout. Ripe citrus orange and pungent floral hop flavors up front and thru the middle with a sweet caramel malt bacbone. Finishes with a lingering pine hop bitterness. Creamy smooth body with rich carbonation.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours perfectly clear gold with a moderate, creamy head. Nose has dry hay, husky grains, dry orange and various stone fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor with melon and peach, some bitter citrus rind and pine, touches of bubblegum. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Not warming on the finish but does provide some boost, along with further melon, light bread, peach, orange and pine. Nothing wrong here.
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with medium khaki head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Medium body with malt richness upfront with some hop bitterness and a dry finish.