ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rustico. Fresh floral hop nose with a touch of citrus oil. Dry crisp malts, bright snappy citrus and floral hops, yeast is just a touch dirty. Excellent beer.
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, straw coloured pour with half a finger of white foam. Scents of lemon grass, tangerine, lime and candy floss. Tangerine, slight grapefruit, lemon grass and honey in the flavour. Smooth across the palate and a mildly bitter finish
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL lickbow bottle. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma of sharp pine, mild fruity malt undertone, and a hint of yeast. Nice. Flavour has a lot of bittering hops as well as some good citrusy bite to it. Malts are there but are definitely drowned out by the hop aspects, but there is some honey-like sweetness which is quite nice. Feels lighter on the palate which I don’t mind, and the carbonation is in check. The floral aspect mixed with the mild sweetness and dry yeast character blend elegantly in the finish. This is a pretty solid beer, I’d argue it is at least somewhat of an IPA, just not in the vain of the American variety of the style. Worth paying for, but the high price might prevent me from purchasing again.
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg, on April 28, 2012. BB 08.11.12
Slight bit hazy golden color, smallish white head. Hoppy herbal taste, also sweet malty. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Apricots aftertaste. Apricots, fruity, hoppy scent.
vikingguy (836) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light cloudy yellow with lots of sediment. Clean hop aroma. Taste - earthy, floral and grassy hops up front with a touch of lemon. A moderate sweet malt backbone that balances it quite nicely. A bit of a soapy aftertaste but overall pretty solid IPA. Didn’t know what to expect with an English IPA.
jb (2297) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the angel near that London tube station. Decent. Clear gold, white head nice retention. Grapefruit and toffee nose. Silky body and feel at first then turns a bit gritty.
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Nisse666 (4481) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Plain Kitchen cons 2012-04-27 Göteborg
Ar: sweet apricot, grape, pine
Ap: pale golden, frothy white head
F: wee grainy, dried fruity, dryness, grape fruit
pootzboy (1596) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: poured a clouded pale straw colored ale in the glass - great puffy 2 finger white cacop lasts and laces the glass well. Modest carbonation. Aroma is demure but very pleasant - fruity, citrus, pale biscuit malts, some mustiness. Light body and palate but very citrusy and hoppy not much sweetness. Front side is mainly hop dominated with the malts in the background - citrusy - soft mouth, clean bitter and dry finish with a hint of honey as malts show through.
This is a wonderful light IPA made for thirst busting.
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppiness leaps off this in the aroma. Pours a cloudy light golden color without much head on it. Great long-lasting bitterness to this.
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Panama City Beach Fl - Chan’s Wine World (brought back by my wife) - 500 ml bottle. Sparkling light golden pour, crisp snow white head, light lacing. Fresh hoppy aroma with some floral accents. Nice bittersweet flavor with just the right amount of tanginess Some nectarines, a hint of saffron-like spiciness, some rye-like minty notes in the back end. Spritzy mouthfeel. Rather enjoyable.