RichardGretton (4152) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a heavy head. The aroma is quite fruity and flavour is fruity with a bitter finish. Overall a nice beer.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grapefruit, orange, lime, earthy, catty hop nose is huge and appealing. Clear amber-copper with low white head that recedes slowly to cover with some coating of the glass. Grapefruit, orange hop flavour and strong bitterness with very little supporting malt character. Medium-light body is very dry with strong, sharp, aggressive carbonation. Bottle sampled at GBBF 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (GBBF): Huge fresh green hop nose. Like opening a fresh pack of hop flowers. Slightly hazy gold in colour. Flavour is a little bit of a let down, green undeveloped grassy notes. Medium-thin in body. Dissapointing considering the huge nose.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Orange coloured. Hoppy aroma. Light hoppy flavour. Rather thin. Short bitter finish.
DanielBrown (3598) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at GBBF 05. Wonderful aroma - sweet and full hops. Sweet, light flavour, with a hoppy spice and some hedge fruits too. Hops are salty, but tasty in spells. Very good all round - sweet, hoppy and very drinkable.
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - GBBF 2005. A delicious hoppy tangerine and grapefruit nose to this copper coloured beer. The aroma is truly inviting. The taste is fruity hops with maybe some pineapple now. A veritable fruit cocktial as red grapes also make an appearance. Hard to believe this is only 4%, it’s really good.
harrisoni (12451) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2005
Copper orange colour. Some tea on aroma but nice green hop nose with some nettle. Great bitterness on the end. Good pale ale.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Very medicinal/concentrated hops smell reminiscent of floor polish and chemicals. Rather harsh and poorly balanced. Not pleasant.
5000 (5981) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dirty golden, cloudy, moderate to large off-white frothy head, fairly attractive lacing, light carbonation. Sweet hop nose, very mild citrus and tobacco. Dull hop flavor on first sip, some cereal/oats, finishing with some citrus. Falls off sharply at the finish. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Lighter pale ale, that doesn’t have a lot of malt backing nor a hop zing. Smells fresher than it tastes. Otherwise, not bad.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a white head. Aroma of oranges. Flavor of hops. Somewhat bitter finish.