TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Southern. Reddy amber with a white head. Delicious zesty orange hops and some nice toffee malt. Lovely hop flavour and swimmng in bitterness. A refreshing number.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Über craft. Hugely over bittered, no aroma really but like being kicked in the teeth by pellet hops. No discernible character beyond the taste of pellets.
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Summer Wine Brewery Online Store. It pours hazy amber, with a decent yellow-white head. The nose is watermelon, papaya, berry, olive oil and gruyere cheese. The taste is pine, grass, resin, blood orange, tangerine, papaya, metal, with a massive bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. The bitterness is quite aggressive indeed! As usual this is a flavoursome beer from SW, but not their most drinkable.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Southern. Lovely copper reddish pour with a tiny white head that leaves some lacing. Nice fresh grassy hop nose, grapefruit and some strawberry sherbet. Nice rich caramel malt upfront, matched with a big hoppy grapefruit bitterness that lasts on the tongue. Massive, but balanced. I sometimes find SWB beers too bitter, but this is just perfect.
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 16th April 2012
Craft. Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Crisp palate, semi dry. Minerally malt cream gives way to fresh ping and yellow grapefruit hops, fairly bitter. Orange marmalade and bitter pine brings up the rear. Crisp semi dry finish, good bitter linger. Moorish! 36
28th April 2012
Good creamy malt base, trace of caramel. Complex bitter hops - bitter orange marmalade but with sweet orange entwined! Trace of sweet pineapple and bitter pine. Smooth soft finish. Good bitter linger. Very nice red IPA.
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC, London. Pours a lightly cloudy ruby with a strong, white foam head. Nose of pine, berries and grass. Sweet, toasty malts kick things right off in the flavor, with notes of caramel and berries, then there’s moderate piney bitterness with lighter grass, earth and ripe citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky finish with plenty of juicy, ripe citrus hops and toasted sugar, along with chewy pine and light caramel. Very solid beer.
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Craft Beer Co.
Pours reddish orange with a smooth foamy head. Fresh aroma of fruits and berries with notes of caramel, lemon and citrus. Taste is quite fruity with hops and a lot of berries. Hints of malts and lemon as well. Finish is fruity with some bitterness and lemony notes. Nice, surprisingly fruity IPA.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Inspire, Coventry, 13/04/12. Murky copper with a fine, clinging beige head. Papaya and galangal aroma. Ripe and tropical; papaya, husk, galangal, shaved lemon. Bitter and perfumed. Dancing beer. Wow.
CraftBeerNick (1917) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg and the PSBH 12th April 2012. Nice looking brew, palate is fine, taste is some what on the sweet side for the good bitterness I like and expect from the Summer Wine beers
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle 250312
Amber, hazy, dense bubbly head dissipates to thin layer
Aroma of strong grassy, citrus, grapefruit hops...sweet juicy golden malts..more grapefruit than in the taste
Taste of strong, stingy grassy resinous hops...background of grapefruit zest..rich golden pale caramel malt background..pretty assertive
Palate - medium carb, medium body. Strong tangy zesty bitterness. Finish as main flavour, lingering concentrated orange bitter zest, bit over astringent. linger bit over long.
Overall - Very good beer perhaps a tad too aggressive in the finish