VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out a clear light gold that sparkles with a white fluffy cap - reminds me of a lager. After dumping in the bottom half of the bottle is got a tad hazy with a bit of suspended particles. The nose is lemony with spicy earthy hops - lots of them. There is a bit of foul veggies but only on deep snorts. Maybe this beer is getting a bit old. There is also some tangerine. Big bitterness on every angle of each sip, faint caramel, tangy, salivating created sweetness on the back end. Some spice, some faint orange - there is fruit here but I can’t quite place it. Oooooo ’Jump’ played by the Oilers organ dude - awful. Low carbonation, leaves slick teeth similar to eating Chapstick. Decent beer but easily forgotten. Better than the normal Brit IPA.
jamestulloch (1280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle from Wetherspoon’s, Edinburgh airport. Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head that holds well. Low carbonation. Aroma of white bread, pineapple and orange. Flavour of earth, lemon and and a hint of mango. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A decent, if unspectacular, IPA.
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hilary step, whalley range, Manchester. Clear orange gold with white head. Aroma tropical fruits and honey. Taste same plus yeast and grass. Yeast a bit strong, lingers in the aftertaste too. A bit heavy but still quite nice.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18/II/2012 on tap @ La Capsule (Lille) - BB: n/a (2012-139)
Clear orange beer, creamy white head, unstable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: paté (pretty weird), exotic fruits, some pineapple, little passion fruit, bit cheesy. Taste: ripe fruits, green banana, bit of dairy, cheesy, pineapple. Aftertaste: little metallic, bitter dry ending, still fruity (ripe to overripe fruits).
AshtonMcCobb (2375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 50cl bottle. Pours golden, no bubbles as far as I can see. Nicely proportioned head. The nose has citrus fruit, then something earthy and maybe even vegetable (maybe even garlic). Then it seems to clear into grapefruit. The taste has fresh grapefruit and pith. The palate is a medium body, a creamy/tangy middle and a very clean finish. Overall, a good beer but I’m disappointed given the cult status of this brewery.
dogbomb (930) - ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Amber with a steady white head. Hoppy and malty on the nose. Citrus hops with zesty, grapefruit notes are balanced with wheat malts. There is honey on the palate which sweetens the otherwise bitter tang palate.
caesar (4954) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ home. Already had it from tap before a couple of times, but didn’t give it any proper time for a decent rate. Clear pale golden color, short slight off-white head. Aroma of nice citrussy and grassy hop. Slight touch of biscuity malt. Quite bitter taste, slight sweetness in it as well. Soft carbonation. Nice citrussy bitter finish. Easy drinker. Good session ale.
subcombicio (163) - Marghera, ITALY - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 una ipa di tutto rispetto.... gusto morbido ma avvolgente...... si beve facilmente e si sente la mano della thornbridge anche se ultimamente, forse per l’espansione che ha avuto il birrificio e sopratutto questa birra, non la trovo bella luppolata com’era agli inizi.
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a clear white head. Nose of fresh, flowerly hops. Taste is vivid and bitter (oh yeas, this is way better than a pilsner beer - and it drinks as fluently).. Nice finish of coffee.
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on cask. Gold color, pretty pale and slightly cloudy. Aroma is pretty funky, kind of like smelly feet. Very easy drinking. Mild hopping with a nice bitter finish. Not over powering at all.