EdKing (1718) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 Original rating - 3.5 Pint in Argyll Arms, London. Rerated in King’s Head, Stafford St, London. Big improvement and clearly was not fresh when previously tasted as this is zinging with citrous hops. Touch cloudy amber, creamy white head. Nose is lemon and grapefruit citrous, caramel malt backbone and honeyish perfumey notes. Taste is creamy head, pithy citrous fruit, including orange, lemon and grapefruit. Honey sweetness and also caramel malt. This is bloody good. Previously had tasted more like an English IPA, so crisp and caramel with a sharp crisp bite. But this is very much like an American IPA, but lots of fruit to balance hop bitterness.
joe19612 (1727) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours a pale golden colour with a thin head. Very pleasant sweet fruity aroma with biscuity malt notes and a little citrusy hop. Hops lead on the taste, providing a good balance between hop bitterness and the sweet malt and citrusy fruit notes that are so prominent in the aroma. Finishes with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - MAY 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. al naso sentori floreali e citrici. In bocca rimane molto agrumata secca e amara,comunque beverina ed equilibrata.
Nickls (1750) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Bubbly white head; light coppery orange. Floral hops and biscuits in the aroma. Floral and crackery taste with hints of caramel and candy. Very well-balanced, but nicely hoppy. Slick and slightly viscous body.
Koelschtrinker (9895) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intensiver Hopfenantrunk und weiterer Verlauf, die Bitterkeit ist zurückhaltend und auch zum Schluss eher schwach ausgeprägt. Dazwischen sehr blumig, leider aber zu trocken. Nett, aber nicht besonders! 9/11/12/10//10
saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Bryghus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, hops and malt. Nice dry bitterness.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ C4, Odense. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Floral and citrussy nose. Fresh , doughy and crisp. Smooth with a dry and bitter end. Funky fresh!
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gravity cask at Haymarket. Pours a very attractive gold with a minimal head, minimal CO2. The nose is full of citrusy hops and some pleasant floral aromatics that all tie together. On taste, crisp bitterness that is very welcome and far from overwhelming. More of the full citrusy hops come through as well. This is one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. Simply wonderful.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Damn sessionable and thirst quenching IPA. Very easy going without compromising on hop flavour. The balanced nature and low ABV makes it a great summer beer. Good stuff
garza (566) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - APR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Pours slight cloudy golden colour with a creamy white head. Far citric zest aroma, some grass and hops but very light aroma overall. Medium to heavy bitterness in the taste, refreshing. Light to medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long bitter after taste. Ok.