cgarvieuk (15542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 cask at bowbar ... copper ... light bubbly head ... light bright cirus hop ... little orangepeel nose ... juicy fruity hops ... little harsh but suspect thats as from cellar ... quite floral ... light bitter hop ...3.7 TK2 much as above but no harshness as had the extra time to condition 3.9 lots of juicy orange and orangepeel
cask at bow 010312 ... big orange nose ... sweet zezty orange ... juicy fruits ...light bitter linger .... 3.7
keg at bow .010312.. dull orange little sweeter nose ... soft zezty orange ...low carbonation ... again bitter citrus peel 3.5 all loss due to nose
keg at red squirell ... hazy amber ... light white lacing ... dry zezty orange ... big citra hit ... little too fizzy ... dryer and more bitter than i remember first batch ... keg not doing this any favour for me 3.6
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Nate’s leaving do at Craft Beer co. Golden beer. Citra is good and juicy. Quite intense hop flavour. Decent English/American IPA
Leighton (12580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear, amber-gold with a fine, white foam head. Quite a bit of urine in the nose, some manure. Medium to big sweet flavor, old urine, overripe citrus, orange, some toasted then wet grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lots of urine and very ripe orange, along with some other fruits and wet pine. Interesting. Not bad.
downender (6576) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask-conditioned at Cloisters, Edinburgh 7/06/2011. Amber with a billowy white head. Big, grapefruit, gooseberry and peach notes with some balancing sweetish malts and lingering dry finish. Excellent.
tderoeck (5500) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/IV/2012 - on cask @ Euston Tap (London) - BB: n/a (2012-325)
Clear orange beer, small creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, passion fruits and sweet mango, bit piny. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, pineapple, passion fruit, some grapefruit, bit piny bitterness, little cheesy. Aftertaste: more citric hops, grapefruit bitter.
JohnRMurdoch (3504) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Tap @ The Brauhaus, Edinburgh. Hoppy disinfectant aroma. Hazy amber brown colour, good head. Resin hop flavour. Quite sharp. A great Scottish IPA.
mr_h (3230) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Caley Sample Room, Edinburgh (29 Feb 12) - lovely citrus hop aroma, clear deep golden ale with small off-white head, flavour of orange / citrus fruits, smooth and well balanced
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Cloisters. Dark orange beer with a thin white head. Sweet, floral nose. The mouthfeel is resinous with plenty of citrusy hop flavour. Not overly bitter. Nice beer although I prefer the Oakhams single hop citra.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draugth @ Cask Beer Co., London. Light hazy amber coloured with no carbonation and a very small white head. Hoppy and light floral and grassy hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light balanced fruity and bitter hoppy with a light dry ending. Not bad.
Blairgus (2865) - California, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 April 2011, cask. dark yellow, faint haze, no bubbles. nice citra hop nose. lemon peel and grassy bitterness. session ale malt background. creamy, watery and faintly fizzy. feels like a session ale. White grapefruit bitter hop taste w/ dry, bitter finish. i like citra hops but i think they need some more alcohol or more lalt sweetness to balance them a bit. this is an american style i[pa so hops are bigger, but tbh, in american IPAs it’s go big or go home. this one goes home.