mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, pours pale golden yellow. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, with a soapy quality. Flavour follows this exactly, with just enough malt backing. Improves hugely after a while. Excellent example of an English IPA. Delicious.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Harp. Pours a clear gold, with a small white head. Floral, citrusy, light toffee, grassy, light pine, medium hoppiness. Very smooth, Quite bitter on the finish. Didn’t want this pint to end!
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ mission dolores. Definitekly an english ipa. Hopp with a biscuity charactwr. Lots if malt to it. Nothing great to me.
DSG (4922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Re-rate 2/2/13: Bottle sample at a Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Slightly hazy yellow. Hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, quality marijuana and pine needles. Rather dry flavor of fruits hops and a pleasant, moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good, refreshing and very quaffable. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6
[3/4/11] Bottle at ACBF 2011. Clear golden. Floral aroma. Dry flavor of floral hops and some citrus. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Andsled remembers when there was a simple system for classifying hotels. If you were looking for the best ones, you needed a five star hotel. Then they decided to build super-hotels with jaw-dropping architecture and luxury so they decided to add stars to the system. In a world of five star beers, Jaipur is a six. It is the best draught beer andsled has tasted. It’s not just a case of adding more hops for extra flavour. There’s no art in that - just heavy handedness. Here the balance of flavours in every department is stunning (and at 5.9% you could get stunned as a newt). Thornbridge are experimenters and tinkerers but andsled hopes they will leave this brew alone - it is a masterpiece.
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larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London
Greenish golden with a small, white head.
Very light grassy aroma.
Some light milky toffee in the flavour.
Medium to high bitterness.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured yellow orange with thick lasting white head. Subdued aroma, mostly orange hop. Medium body with the hop predominating. Less citrusy than American IPAs, this seems to me to be common in English IPAs.
Erasmus_ro (1139) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml real ale cask. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is hoppy - but not overtly so - and fruity. Fairly light and carbonated - very drinkable.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deept golden, clear body. Frothy, pillowy off-white head, slowly diminishing. the aroma is floral and grassy with notes of toasted grain and bready malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning velvety texture and lively carbonation. Several pilsner qualities in the taste — grass, toast, pale malts — but with more complexity and bitterness. There’s ctirus and peach, pine, caramel. The front of the tongue experiences some delicate tastes that are nicely sweet, but the bitterness overpowers these and is long lasting. Very nice.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, English understated and smooth drinking craftmanship, yet delivers an IBU bitterness that wakes up the taste buds. Enjoyble drinkability, though more of a sipper to save the buds from being shredded. from Premiere Gourmet.