asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at EBF 2008]
Strong citrusy hops with slight caramel in the nose--crisp. Clear gold with wispy white on top. Excellent balance of bitterness and strong hops flavour with notes of apple, lemon, and cinnamon. Bitter finish that is almost crisp.
thewolf (10554) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours pale yellow with a fine, golden teint. A small, bubbly, white head on top. Aroma has some melons, grassiness and just powerful hops. Great - some biscuity malts as well. Great, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is very hoppy, super dryness, very flowery and fruity. Light, good malty background. Wonderful.
ritchie666 (20) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at "nd South Shields Beer Fest. An amber beer with a slight white head and an intense citrus fruit aroma, the same citrus notes carried on into the first mouthful, grapefruity, lemony, even piney spicey hops nicely balanced by the sweet toasted malt before a long bitter finish.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 Rerate, 500 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger (also on keykeg). ABV is 5.9%. Golden colour, large white head. Beguling and complex hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple. Flavour: like first sample. Resinous finish. Distinct bitterness in the aftertaste. Original rating: Cask at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour, low head. Lovely hoppy aroma with strong notes of tropical fruits. The flavour is a hoppy explosion of citrus and tropical fruits, on a distinctly sweet base. Long hoppy aftertaste. Very good.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx for a grand tasting, Chris_o :) light cloudy amber, no head, notes of fruit, hops, grapefruit, spices, bitter and bitter finish, carbonated.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask RA. Golden colured IPA. White head. Lemon and grass in the taste. Bitter aftertaste. Too hoppy for me.
Rune (6961) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Finn’s in Tromsø. See-through, golden-amber body with a film-type head. Flowery hop aroma. Rather intense hoppy flavour with sappy oranges, pine notes and moderate maltiness. Lingering dry bitter tail. Skillful made brew (16.05.2008).
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33l. Golden colored. A small creamy head. Strong hoppy & fruity aroma. Complex fruity flavor. Dry hoppy aftertaste. Lovely. This is an IPA where everything is right!
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 (Re-rate, cask at White Horse on Parson’s Green) I’ve been waiting for a chance to re-rate this beer. The looks were ok: golden and clear. Hops were clearly present in both taste and aroma. The hop characters were fruitiness and pine. Fortunately, hops weren’t too dominating. Malty, medium bodied beer was there underneath and created nice balance. Aftertaste lasted long.
Old rating: 6-4-7-3-14=3.4
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thornbridge are a fine brewer. Great finish, a fine complex IPA. Really enjoyed it and would like to whack my way thorugh their beer list soon. Fruity aroma, bitter aftertaste, kicks fkin arse this stuff.