BlackHaddock (4391) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lot of my drinking mates rave about this beer, Iím not so keen.
This review is of a hand pulled pint, poured into a UK sleeve on 2 Sep 2011 in one of my local pubs.
This beer always seems to be slightly cloudy/hazy whenever I see or drink it, this pint was no exception. The thin white head on top didnít excite me either.
The smell as youíd expect was of hops, floral ones with some hints of fruit too.
The taste was also hoppy and with those same almost hidden fruits, some maltiness also hanging around below the surface but always being pushed down by the hop content.
The body was well carbonated (for an English IPA) and felt quiet spritzy.
Iíll never be a lover of IPAís, Iím a malt man rather than a hoppy one, but this isnít a bad beer, itís just not for me.
kevinsenn (1216) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO. Very pale with tons of floating sediment all around. Beautiful aroma of tropical and citrus fruits, with a hint of grassy hops. Taste is a mix of good and bad flavours. The good: citrus and tropical fruits, and some grassy hops (what the aroma leads you to expect). The bad: hay, farmyard, and soap. Body is too thin. Overall drinkable, but better (cheaper) IPAs are available.
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. hazy orange with a steay white head. Nose is herbal, lemon, lime, earwax, sticky sweetness. Flavor is similar, hops are pretty faded. Had the Halycon on tap at CK in DC and it was fresh as hell but this shit seems way done. Light citrus, but mainly just grainy malt.
Johnsense (901) - - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy honey- gold pour with 2 fingers head. Piney bitter aroma balanced with caramel malt. Grassy with bitter pine up front, light caramel sweetness. Medium body good lacing. A good quaff.
neongolden (651) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500mL from LCBO) Poured cool, a pale yellow-gold somewhat cloudy with a thin white head. Aroma dominated by hops, particularly grapefruit rind, a bit of grass and pine, faint malt sweetness. Flavour is bitter, herbal and grapefruit pith, light grainy, fruity malt, peppery on the finish with a mineral chalk character. Mouthfeel is fairly light and overcarbonated. This is a fairly refreshing but not terribly complex IPA, half-way between an English and American style.
DerWeg (1535) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy and clear pale yellow-gold with very fine white head. Better when poured hard to release some carbonation, itís a little bitter! The grapefruit-pith and grassy bitter taste does not let up, and the aroma shows a little of the same fresh attitude with a rounder profile. Thereís lots of subtle flavors under that, pale fruits and a bit of mineral. Certainly herbal and drying on the palate but class act.
Bendrixian (1214) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours sort of cloudy with a frothy head and has a really yellow colour. aroma of pine cones but has a really pilsner like aroma. not very complex aroma and sort of reduced. tastes bitter, medium bodied (at best) very leafy flavour. lacks malts and overall a boring beer for the style. has a chalky finish.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off keg at the exeter arms derby. Tasty basically, not too fizzy and quite hoppy. Well nice.
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this as a cask of live ale. Poured a beautiful amber with a lacy white head that lingered. Smelled sticky and hoppy with citrus notes. Tastes hoppy and light, with a distinct hoppy stickiness. Citrus and floral notes, with a spicy/peppery hints. Finishes sticky but clean.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Powerfully good nose of herbaceous grapefruit and fig. Pours pale gold with a flufy white head. Flavour is well balanced - sharp, with spruce and citrus and a hint of tobacco smoke balanced with some candied cumquat peel and ending on a long, dry note of fat, fruity malt. Not bad.