Vaiz (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 3rd pre-ZBF. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white lacing head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and some peat. Flavor is bitter hoppy, with lemon and some floral notes and finishes nice and bitter. Great brew.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@PreZBF. What a wonderful and balanced double IPA this is! Very very nice, good work. Powerful, flavourful, yet still very refreshing. Yummy!
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the bottle at Kelly Ryanís Thornbridge Tasting at the Malthouse. Striking original aroma with loads of light citrus hops, spicy earthy funky blue cheese notes, a hint of fresh rubber and a warm malt note. In the mouth the beer is seriously complex even though it is showing signs of its age. Grapefruit, floral notes, spicy Roquefort notes, a sweet balancing malt character and a long bitter finish. Very original beer IPA meets Saison!
anders37 (16691) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The White Horse, Parsons Green, London SW6. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a warming malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Dark golden with a small white head. Intensely hoppy aroma of pine and citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour with lots of hop character, strong alcohol, strong bitterness and a lasting aftertaste of pine needles.
Re-rate, Boreft Beer Festival 2011: Put down the same numbers, only difference in the notes is that itís a bit sweeter and maltier.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thornbridge Halcyon Bottled A hazy golden coloured beer with a large white head demanding extra pours into a pint glass. Massive hops and bitterness throughout but enough body to balance out and mean it never feels harsh. Not sure the choice of hops is spot on. Seems a bit too resinous and in need of a bit of citricity, but thatís just a personal thought really as this is a well crafted beer. If there were more of this Iíd hit it.
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle, Green Hopped IPA 2008 Harvest. Best by December 2009. Cloudy olive yellow with a fluffy white head. Nose is caramel, pineapple, marshmallow and melon. Creamy medium body with vibrant carb. Doughy and resiny. Taste is honeydew and candied lemon peel becoming dry with a smooth piny bitterness.
smaister (8) - , South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as awesome as the green-hopped version but still a wondrous IPA; exceptionally well-balanced considering the massive amount of hops, great flavours and far too drinkable for 7.7%.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle from the Bottle Stop.
Semi hazy orange gold with a very impressive white head that leaves sumptuous chunky lacing. Fresh and piney snout with some full on citrus and faint cardboard with some typical Thornbridge sweetish malt in the background. The flavour is more of the same. So resinous, itís boardering on sticky. Amazing hoppage that, unless you are a real hop head, will surely be too much. Itís almost like chewing on ginger. Glorious stinging bitter finish. A real hop fest.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light unclear light to medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, grass, soap. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.