markdoswald (11) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smell was fantastic. If only the smell could match the taste. Has a very strong aftertaste of metal. Too much malt, I feel for this type of ale. Overall, a very bad IPA. It was more like a malty bitter ale that was fermented in a brass barrel.
Maxbier (200) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with white head. Slight hop aroma. Light malty flavors, hint of citrus and pound cake flavors. Good hop presence. Short but decent biter hop finish.
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold/amber with a white head. Aroma is light malts, light toast, hint of orange... Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, orange, sponge cake, light wood, lemon, light bitterness to finish. A bit boring. OK.
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent looking somewhat clear copper color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light stringy lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell was based around some English malts coming through in the normal soapy sort of way but still allowing a decent sweet grassy hops to make a light presence.
The taste was mainly balanced between the malts and the hops but slightly at different times from bitter to sweet and vice versa.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was semi - smooth that honestly mad me think twice as if this was really an EIPA.
Overall, not a bad beer just seemed to be one that might make Americans some getting used to.
doomy86 (15) - - JUL 12, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
caramel, herbs, orange, clear, tan foam, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter
sdg (24) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Golden Color, almost Amber; Clear; Small and quickly dissipating white Head - at first strong malt aroma, sweetness; then hoppy, herbal aroma, light bitterness - medium body, slick texture, average to rather soft carbonation - long, bitter finish.
oops (208) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointment. Malt dominates. Not comparable to regular IPA. Decent beer, but should not called IPA. Might be that this is what IPA used to be - but now ....
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy dark golden/light amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, grainy, light citrus, light herbal, toasted bread, thinner, not much to get excited about here, not sure about age, pass.
tedvard (22) - - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold, 1 finger frothy off white head
Hops, doughy maltiness and lemon/citrus
Tangy, crisp bitterness. Sucks your mouth in a bit. Not much malt to begin with but develops more as you drink on. Hints of citrus.
Light carbonation. Crisp and dry finish.
Pleasant IPA, not heavily hopped like American IPAs but nicely hoppy and bitter.
radzik5555 (272) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wygląd: Złote, klarowne z iskrą. Piana w kolorze złamanej bieli, niska do średniej, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa.
Aromat: Karmel, toffee, ziołowy chmiel, sporo estrów, odrobina żelaza, melanoidynowy, lekko cytrusowe i alkoholowe. Im cieplejsze tym więcej diacetylu wychodzi.
Smak: Ziołowe chmiele, karmel, nuty żelaziste. Długi, lekko przypalony posmak. Goryczka średnia, ziołowa i lekko alkoholowa.
Odczucie: Ciało średnie-, wysycenie niskie+, faktura gładka, aksamitna.
Całość: Całkiem ciekawe brytyjskie IPA
JonBob (3) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: subdued hop aroma, malt dominates the nose. Subtle grapefruit citrus but mainly what hops come thru are very piney.
Appearance: part for the style. slightly haze honey - orange color.
Taste: very malty. Bready, toasty, grainy, pilsnery sweetness balanced delicately by an assertive piney hoppiness.
Overall: medium-low bodied full-flavored English IPA. great representation of a refined old-world IPA. I feel like I drinking a bit of history.