Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve always been a fan of this beer and recently I had some that didnít drop bright. There was a huge haze. It was marvellous. Citrus and tropical fruits, sweetness and bitterness, a classic beer - it seems obvious in a way yet itís the beautiful way in which itís balanced and the flavour unfolds. There is complexity and moreishness. Excellent brewing and I say keep it so you canít see through it.
thomat (1875) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
EBF 2008: Golden with a small white head. Citrus and hoppy notes. Bitter, malty and fruit. Medium to full body with a long bitter finish.
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at the Peterborough Beer Fest Aug 08. Golden yellow with a white 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.
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy with a mild citrusy/peachy fruity accent. Sweet malty and light peachy flavoured. Medium sweet and light bitter with a lasting mild peach fruity finish. Great brew.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Pale murky gold pint, smell is clear hops, taste is really good, clear strong hops, and dry fruit, lemon, orangepeel straw, long dry bitter finish. Very enjoyable. IPA, one of my favourites.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a nice white head. Smells of grass and straw. Tastes dry with some grassy hints and wildflower present. Some lingering bitterness on the finish.
KnutAlbert (5764) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at EBF, Copenhagen.
Grassy hops dominate. Not an extreme beer, just a solid, well composed IPA, well balanced between malt and hops.
asheft (2444) - 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 (10782) - 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.