Nickls (1980) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Bubbly white head; light coppery orange. Floral hops and biscuits in the aroma. Floral and crackery taste with hints of caramel and candy. Very well-balanced, but nicely hoppy. Slick and slightly viscous body.
Koelschtrinker (12665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intensiver Hopfenantrunk und weiterer Verlauf, die Bitterkeit ist zurückhaltend und auch zum Schluss eher schwach ausgeprägt. Dazwischen sehr blumig, leider aber zu trocken. Nett, aber nicht besonders! 9/11/12/10//10
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Bryghus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, hops and malt. Nice dry bitterness.
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ C4, Odense. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Floral and citrussy nose. Fresh , doughy and crisp. Smooth with a dry and bitter end. Funky fresh!
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gravity cask at Haymarket. Pours a very attractive gold with a minimal head, minimal CO2. The nose is full of citrusy hops and some pleasant floral aromatics that all tie together. On taste, crisp bitterness that is very welcome and far from overwhelming. More of the full citrusy hops come through as well. This is one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. Simply wonderful.
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Damn sessionable and thirst quenching IPA. Very easy going without compromising on hop flavour. The balanced nature and low ABV makes it a great summer beer. Good stuff
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - APR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Pours slight cloudy golden colour with a creamy white head. Far citric zest aroma, some grass and hops but very light aroma overall. Medium to heavy bitterness in the taste, refreshing. Light to medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long bitter after taste. Ok.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a chilled bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy orange amber hue with a thin white head that faded to a small coating but had some nice lace. Really liked the cloudiness. Aroma had a subtle malt note, caramel, and mostly grassy hops, some bitterness detected. Flavor seemed to have more of a floral hops presence some bitterness. Easy to drink and slightly dry in the finish. Enjoyed it but i think I would have enjoyed it more if I did not have it chilled.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one at the ACBF 2011. Golden colored brew. Grassy hops in aroma and flavor, moderate bitterness. Very drinkable.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at The Dandelion.
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with sheets of chunky, soapy lacing.
Delicate floral hop aroma that is nicely balanced by a toasted biscuit malt backbone. Slightly earthy with hints of grass and pine needle as well as some faint citrus peel. Slightly creamy with a nice graham cracker/biscuit malt character countering the earthy/floral notes.
Creamy medium body that is fuller than expected with a crisp floral hop bite up front that isn’t too bitter, lingering over the malt backbone into a slight dry finish. Slightly earthy without being cloying or too dry or bitter with subtle sweet citrus notes and a perfect biscuity malt backbone. Although there is a prominent malt presence underneath, it isn’t overpowering and the hops are given plenty of room to shine through. All of the hop flavor without the tongue-coating dryness. Perfectly balanced yet this beer is one of the hoppiest British beers I’ve ever had. The drinkability of this beer is off of the charts. I drank the first imperial pint so quickly that I needed to order a second to go with my meal.
I love real ales on cask but am not the biggest fan of English IPAs. This beer was a perfect example of both. I highly recommend that you seek this beer out on cask if you have the chance.