Firefly54 (228) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a bottle of this 1 week past its best before. Quite a dry herbal aroma, some grapefruit, pine, sherbet & orange. Taste again is quite herbal. Itís almost like an Orval IPA if there was such a thing. Quite bitter finish. Grapefruit, lemon peel and herbs. Not great but it was slightly past itís best.
_angst_ (2725) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours hazy pale golden with a small frothy white head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is tiny fruity and herbal with crackers, white bread, lemon balm, green peas, grapefruit rinds, pine needles and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, tiny fruity and herbal with crackers, white bread, dill, lemon balm, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, freshly cut grass and hints of thyme and sage. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with crackers, freshly cut grass, lemon balm, dill, pine needles, grapefruit rinds and hints of thyme.
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Bottle, from Utobeer, split at the pre stag tasting in the íSham, 20/06/13.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is bitter orange, melon, juicy hops, mineral notes.
Taste comprises juicy hops, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, sugars, mineral bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, good level of hop bitterness in the finish.
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at home (via alesbymail). Bottled 26032013. BBE 26072013. Colour is hazy orange with medium white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, citrus, hops and some malts. Good beer.
tommann (2700) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a large head. Aroma is mostly melon with a little mango and passionfruit. Taste has melon to start and some passionfruit in a strong, bitter finish.
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well itís nice isnít it. Some bitter, quite a lot, not much floral or other yawn.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 25/05/13. A golden beer with a big floating island of white head and lace. A very orangey citrussy beer. Lovely and welcoming in the nose and sharper and more bitter in the mouth. The citric fruitiness is very nice and itís an enjoyable IPA.
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with massive foamy white head, piney hop aroma with a hint if orange peel, grapefruit taste with oily piney hops some grapefruit, bitterness is spot on. Nice!
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DV nails it every time. Sherbet. Didnít know it until I read it. Lemon sherbet. Not their best but better than most. Fugazi.
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Bottled 26.03.2013. BBE 26.07.2013.
Pours hazy copper color with a large frothy head. Lots of crisp hops on the nose, citric fruits, some floral notes and mild grass also. Flavor of goose berries, hops, citrus fruits, some mild caramel and faint wood. Bitter palate, high carbonation. A very straightforward and refreshing IPA.