Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cheshunt, England
Serve in English pint


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This classic IPA balances refreshing citrus hops with a rounded malty richness. Emma Gilleland (master brewer). Malt: Tipple Pale Ale, Lager; Hops: Goldings, Fuggles, Cascade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Clear gold amber beer. Aroma a bit like Old Empire from the same brewery. Some eggy yeast. Flavour has some toffee. Some white pepper hop on the finish. Overall fine a bit over carbonated in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Uttoxeter, Staffs. Gold with white head. Quite a bitter start to the beer, there is a leafy, dry character to it, then a sharp slightly metallic note. A touch thin on the palate, itís ok though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (132) - - JUN 5, 2013
Not bad, not exceptional either. Doesnít really taste especially citrusy to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (827) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and citrus aroma ; Clear golden color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste with decent bitter finish ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Much better than expected! Pours golden brown withal thin white head, aroma is floral and a little biscuity. Has a good hop bite, but classic British rather than US, as you might expect. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gail_worning2 (1) - southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013 does not count
golden colour . Reasonably retentive head with good lacing. There is a delicate grapefruit and toast in the aroma, The mouth feel is a tiny bit on the watery side. There are gentle soft malt flavours and a gentle bitterness which leaves a bitter marmalde and pepper aftertaste. this is an easy drinking refreshing beer.. Itís a nice beer at a very nice price. Itís delicately hopped using Cascade,Golding and Fuggles. The cascade is noticeble in the aftertaste .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1428) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2013
50cl bottle. Clear and golden with small white head. Nose : bread malts, grains, delicate citrus notes. Zest and delicate pepper. Sip : oily and delicately carbonated. Just a slightly thicker then water. The beer is quite narrow flavoured although refreshing. Itís grains and citrusy hops. The bitterness is delicate and peppery, herbal. The aftertaste is delicate bitter zest. Simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
0,5l bottle from Tesco. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts with a hint of fruits and a hoppy finish. Quite drinkable actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from a York Tesco Express. Pours a light amber gold. Aroma seems to have a touch of skunk (clear bottle). Thereís some fruity aroma too. Well, there is a lot of hop. Enough to give a mild burn. Still think thereís a skunk touch, but if it is, then itís not interfering too much. Bothers my mind, but thatís a small thing (the bother, not the mind). BB 31 March 14, so it shouldnít have been around too long? Anyway it is otherwise a very tasty and excellent ale. Rating excludes my skunk concerns.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Suprisingly good, very good value to price! Overall a good IPA, would recommend this.

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