Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peaches on the nose. You get a fruity sweetness, oranges and again peach straight up but then you get this hoppy bitterness which just oh so perfectly balances out the sweetness. Wonderful. 2013.08.02
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grain with pineapple and mango on the nose. Very juicy, bags of crisp flavour with hops, peach melba, fruit, and more grain. Pleasantly syrupy. What more can you say about this absolutely legendary brewery - complete dons! Delicious.
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kernel. It pours clear gold with a medium white head. The nose is sweet tangerine, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, sponge cake and muffin. The taste bitter-sweet, sweet orange, juicy tropical fruit, tinned pineapple, peppery edge, touch of alcohol warmth and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Fruity, well balanced and very drinkable. Rather delicious stuff.
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Sunset gradient, mostly lasting neat bubbly off-white cap. Sumptuous sherberty nose of foil fresh hops, deep scoops of passion fruit and that well expensive Tropicana Sanguinello - no cheap citrus/orange here. Joyous balance of peppery tickle carbonation and oily drained fruit juice tinned syrup tinny edge on the mouthfeel. This cages in a flapping amount of bitterness throughout, chained to a malty pole. The ABV burn peeks out a little at the right moment but there wasn’t much room left on the palate for much more than a Simcoe sweet linger masking the bitter. Would love to have seen the difference in this just two weeks ago!
Bottle, Cornelius, Edinburgh
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Brightly fruity, with a softened, slightly muted mouthfeel. Improves down the glass.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Kernel. Big Bold Bitter Brash Brain Brilliant. Verbal review can be heard on early ABL recordings.
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, thanks to Leighton for mueling this one from the brewery for me, 30/06/13.
Hazed golden orange with a good sized frothy white head.
Nose is juicy hops, sticky pine, bitter orange, tropical fruit sundae, light sugars.
Taste comprises fresh hops, light minerals, mango, pine, tangerine, melon, tiny hint of soap.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, super drinkable fayre!
jd543 (390) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky honey colour, with a big white frothy head. Aroma of floral, piney, resinous, citrus, sweet hops. Taste is sweet with a long bitter finish. Thick oily texture with light carbonation. Pretty tasty.
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Bottled 04.06.13 - Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of floral hops, exotic fruits, biscuity malts and juicy notes. Taste is hoppy, juicy and bitter with loads of floral notes, exotic fruits and hints of biscuity malts. Finish is juicy, fruity and hoppy with some warming alcohol and some stuffy notes. Nice, tasty, but slightly unbalanced IPA.
bytemesis (3027) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled June 4 - thanks a ton to Ben! Pours hazy amber gold with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus, tropical, pine resin, spruce tip, cat piss. Flavor is about the same, quite resinous. Little sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Pretty darn good, but I bet it was better in mid June!