SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014
Sept, 2011 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Initially soft, juicy and fresh. Lots of lively, pleasant citric notes. It’s a fragrant summer’s day. Then the bitterness comes in, and settles down like an uninvited troll. Way too many hops for my personal preference. Not my thing at all. [2.0]
June 2012 Coal Hole, The Strand. With Nuffield. Citric lovely. Soft. Blonde. Toffee. [3.0]
CraftBeerNick (707) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: I had heard good things on this ale and had high expectations the bottle version tasted like a strong fizzy lager - would never buy another. Tried on Cask at Euston Tap, this was better.
magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ stem & stein - pours a clear pale gold. Aroma is faint citrus & yeast. Taste is metallic and mildly bitter. The bitterness lingers so the beer becomes more bitter as you drink it. Its OK, a bit simple and one note for me.
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, floral, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine/grassy hops, and citrus (notably lemon & grapefruit); Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, refreshing - pretty decent.
bth122 (1109) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ beernutz. Poured a yellowish color. Med head. Fresh floral/citrus aroma. Lite sweetness, and med lite bitter. Ave carbonation. Dry and bitter finish. Creamier texture. Pretty good.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Waitrose Sidmouth. Hazy, rather pale yellow colour with a mid-sized head. Lovely hop aroma. Medium-bodied, solid malty base, rather dry palate, lots of spicy hops but not as hoppy as other IPAs, especially US ones. Delicious anyway.
BeerManic (21) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF2011 delightful example of the style. Full, rounded, refreshing, well conditioned. Citrus aroma and flavour almost overwhelming. Great British beer at a great British beer festival. Bravo!
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler on tap pours a pale clear yellow with a thick white head. Aromas of citrus such as lemon and grapefruit lots of floral hop and a little straw. Flavor is bitter overall but comes on sweet with honey for a quick moment. Body is the only negative very light and a bit if water. Finish is bitter and dry. This is a great session ipa which is rare
Tripplebeer (18) - - AUG 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent IPA - with a rich hoppy bouquet. Well balanced malty body with fine noble hop aromas. Light carbonation with off white head. Golden in colour. Easy to drink - and very refreshing IPA.
Aftertaste, hoppy - some maltiness - but light.
Pretty clear considering it is unfiltered.
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. What a fantastic IPA. Bright orange body with a nice off white head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy with a light citrus fruit. The middle has sweet honey and light malts and the finish is primarily an English hop. A beautiful beer and a fantastic IPA.