chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at GBBF, ,August 2005 (Day 2). It may not be as big as most US IPAs, but I thought this was a cracking beer. Attractive burnished copper appearance. The aroma has all the classic trademarks of pine, resin and grapefruit. More of the same on the palate but relatively restrained (for a US IPA). Soft malt provides the counterpoint. Smooth, fairly light bodied, but not weedy. Bittersweet finish. Hugely drinkable. I’d certainly have this one again.
JonMoore (1771) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Only Fine Beer. Light amber colour with a very slim white head. Nice , very hoppy aroma, with citrus and sweet malts. Flavour is similar, hoppy, grapefruity, fruity, sweet malts and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. A bit more balanced than some American IPA’s I’ve tried. Very good.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ GBBF, 2005. Cascade hops. Sweet and quite delicate with a lovely fragrant dryness. Very drinkable - which, for me, is the main purpose of beer.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are sweet malts with pine, spices and lots of floral hops. Flavours are peppery with sweet pine and sweet, soft maltiness. Has a grapefruit bitterness towards the finish. Not bad.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Active bolden beer with a light aroma and a vinous fruit flavour. Overall a ncie beer.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (GBBF): Gold with a white head. Mild malt aroma. Mild nutty malt flavours with some nice grapefruit hoppy flavours. Thin and a little lacking in overall oommph. Drinkable.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@GBBF 05’. Sweeter and a little thinner than the better US IPA’s i’ve had. A touch sticky aswell. Lychee, pine, grapefruit etc are all there, but it seems a little predictable to me. Nice though.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at GBBF 05. Bright gold beer, no head. Smells great - piney hops. Fizzy mouthfeel, spritzy. Big, balanced hops. Some sticky syrup too. Nice indeed, but does come a little unhinged at the end.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Clear. Beige head. Buttery, sweet and fruity aroma. Flavour is herbal, sweet and fruity. Some hopsnotes. Thin bodied leads to a light bitter end with some light alcoholnotes. Someone told me they wasn’t able to produce good beer in Utah. This dosn’t convince me of the opposite.
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - GBBF 2005. An old gold coloured beer with a sticky citric hoppy aroma. The taste is hoppy and gloopy with nice citrus fruits. Quite good.