jkwalking05 (3503) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is of hops, floral, and perfume. Taste is of hops and is quite floral.
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. After countless times having missed this and all the hype, I made certain to get in on it this time around! It poured a clear, golden orange with a medium frothy white head. Big and citrussy hops, heaps of orange peel with a real sweet and boozy toffee malt backdrop. Bags of citric and floral hops underlined by a lovely sweetness on the tongue. Medium in body with low carbonation, an oily mouthfeel and a lingering earthy, piney finish.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on cask at The Maproom (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice golden amber, good jaze, moderate bright white natural head that sticks around a good level and laces ok. Aromas are a nice delicate hoppy brew, florals, citrus, pine, and a more dominant funky grass, with pale and carmel beneath. Initial is hoppy, good citrus hop with grapefruit and lemon with a touch of grassy hop, pale and caramel malts beneath, smooth and very drinkable. The hops have a great aroma and flavor character, with smaller bitterness. Finish is citrusy, lemon and light bitterness. Nice.
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 26th March 2010. Clear gold with a white head. Viciously hoppy with grapefruit notes. Rich and intense blend of floral and grassy hop. Excellent hoppy aftertaste and increasingly dry bitter finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 Bottle at pre-ZBF 2010. Pale hazy yellow, big head, massive lacing. Aroma of sea salt and pepper. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, bitter finish. Very drinkable. 3.5
Second try, sample from the Connecticut process. Aroma of freshly mown grass, taste has better balance. Extremely tasty. 4.0
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Pours bright golden with a creamy white head. Fresh flowery hop aroma - mainly stonefruit - peaches on the nose and flavour. Smooth and bitter with a pleasant lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Really good IPA.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale golden with a medium white head. Sweet and somewhat yeasty aroma with plenty of hops, pine and grapefruits. Flavour had plenty of hops, pine, grapefruit and hints of malt. Finished with solig bitterness.
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy thin yellow body. Aroma well could not smell anything. Acidic sour lemon nut flavor. Heavy carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.
Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Clear yellow - white head. Apples, fruity, grassy, flowery, light wheaty-like notes, herbal, sharpness, citrus, ok bitterness.
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Cloudy yellow pour, small head. Aroma of wheat, herbs, citrus and hops. Reminds of a witbier.
Flavour is watery bitter hops with some pilsener sweetness.