nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - MAR 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper hue with a foamy off white head. Fresh malty nose with grass and caramel aromas. Crisp, dry full bodied flavour with malt and caramel. Has a hefty bitter kick in the finish with citrussy hoppyness and after taste which is of long length. The flavour stays in the mouth for ages. Lovely stuff.
King_Alex_II (384) - SWITZERLAND - APR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Locks like a normal pale lager. Clear, gold and foamy. The smell is very earthy from the (Czech like) hop side. The taste is not that different from a Czech lager, but with a little less body. The malty earthy hoppy side misses a little fresh bitterness (i.e. a nearly complete lack of bitterness). Not a bad beer, but the description IPA will probably disappoint you a bit.
MisoW (2122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep golden color, white foamy head. Aroma is malty, orange. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, malty, grapefruit, orange.
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Tolkienís House. Thanks Filip! Poured a clear, full golden body with a creamy head. Buttery, malty aroma, vague veggies. What the hell? Nope, no hops there. Bitter, sweaty herbal hoppy taste. Some alcohol?! Relatively strong bitterness without proper aromatics to counter. If I were to judge First Gold from this beer, Iíd have a low, low opinion about them. Seems to have that St. Peterís house flavor going on that I canít quite describe. Disappointing for an IPA, disappointing for an English IPA.
mt_hall (147) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Clear copper colour with a minimal off-white head. Good aroma of caramel, apple, English hops, and a touch of malt. Flavours of toffee and caramel. Smooth and warm in the mouth, with a drier, slightly smokey finish. A very good (English style) IPA.
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Amber orange with a creamy beige head. Soft butterscotch malt nose. Flavor upfront is more of the same with a touch of bitter hops. Some nuttiness and grassy hops in mid taste. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Nice balance and flavor. Very drinkable and characteristic of English IPAís. Somewhat tame compared to American IPAís, however. Still, a nice brew.
mikkvoika (125) - ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours orange with big white head. Aroma bit sweet, herbal, plastic, skunky. Taste is hops, medium bitterness, citrus, pine.
VamboladeTolly (522) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood, shared with mikkvoika. Pours nice orange with big white fluffy-sticky head.Aroma is sweetish, plastic-rubbery, some herbal notes, shit. Taste is medium bitter, better tha aroma, some caramel candy, slight pine and grass, sweet after taste with some citric bitterness. Drinkable but not good IPA.
MrBlueSky93 (362) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco.
Pours golden, single finger white head. Aroma of grain, roast malts, hops. Taste of light grain, malts, a bit of a floral touch, pine too. Nice!
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
4.0 A: Clear light orange color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and tons of lacing is left behind.
3.5 S: This is a weird one. Instead of hops taking the stage, thereís a strong mineral component with a secondary lemon. Under that you find earthy and herbal hops. A touch of caramel, toastiness, and grainy malts. Not bad.
3.25 T: The taste also makes me question whether this is really an IPA. Itís only mildly bitter without much hoppiness otherwise. The focus is again mineral and light fruits. Toasty, grainy malts and caramel.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy.
3.25 D: Good enough and hits the spot if you are in the mood for something English.
DavoleBomb, Jun 03, 2013
Cuso (5593) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Seoul plaza, Bratislava. Orange golden color with medium white head. Quite bad malty aroma with notes of hops, yeast. Taste starts with lager maltiness followed by shy citrus hops. Not tasty.