haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpull) Derby summer BF 2008. The latest in their summer brewing competition (quickest selliing beer will win), this is the contribution from Head Brewer Stef. Two and a half pounds of hops in each barrel (including Amarillo , Chinook and Willamette) ought to give a hop blast..... well, it looks good and gold, slighly itching nose, certainly a superb array of hoppiness without being wincing. I’d rather have a shock of single hop but hey ho. More Hop Surprise than Shock but still a fresh, biting Thornbridge beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Derby Festival ’08. Gold with a small white head. Slightly buttery aroma. Then comes a hint of sweetness followed by the eponymous blast of hoppiness. Very good.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Assembly Rooms, Derby Beer Festival 11/07/2008
Lots of hop aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a grapefruit flavour. Crisp and bitter malt finish.
cgarvieuk (17313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask on the Sheffield, on RateBeer Valley of Beer Crawl ’08 ... light amber,big hoppy nose,tart hoppynose light fruity