Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest 2006. Clear golden body with a medium white head full of big bubbles. Flowers dipped in honey aroma. Generously hopped but the hops have this german pilsner character which is certainly unexpected for an English Bitter. Lots of honey and lots of cereal, some citrus and crisp hops with medium bitterness. Some kind of sweet britishised pilsner. I liked it. Sniff sniff, j’ai pu de Jaipur.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Cask @ The Devonshire Cat in Sheffield. Not my style but I really enjoyed this. Very hoppy and well rounded, all the usual citric and floral descriptions spring to mind but its jolly good stuff. A very delicate sweetness is what does it I think. Good beer,
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (GBBF 2006): Juicy, hoppy grapefruit aroma. Slightly grassy too. Quite pale in colour. Refreshing citric hops in the flavour, balanced out with biscuity malt. Very moreish.
TroughMonkey (6) - ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first thing I noticed was the hazy gold colour, but didn’t allow that to mar my judgement of it’s other attbributes.... A truly wonderous aroma, flowery hops, spice, grapefuit, lemon & other citrus fruits all jostling for attention on the nose. The palate was bitter/sweet, clean & rather light, following onto a crisp dry finish. Very satisfying & thirst quenching, but not a session beer at 5.9
Svesse (5890) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 2 Aug) Colour is golden with green tinges, huge foamy head. Nose is fruity and seriously hoppy with lots of grapefruit and lemon. Taste is fruity and hoppy with grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, pine needles and resin. Initial alcohol sweetness turns into a long (everlasting), very hoppy finish. Medium to full body. Rather one dimensional but great hop character. Brilliant!
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Cask at Peterborough BF ’06. Straw gold colour. Fruity aroma included strawberry and melon. Taste was sweet, fruity and alcoholic. Not particularly bitter. Cask at GBBF ’07. Sweet aroma with some sourness. Late bitter finish. Still rates 3.2
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF 06’. Quite a nice bitter UK-style IPA. Lots of really earthy grapefruity hop notes. Lots of citric sweetness and bitterness. Nice zesty hop characters.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ungstrup - Unclear golden, big white head; Very pleasant nose a bit simple though, lots of hop, pine, orange, lemon; Huge carbonation, a little bitterness, pleasant; Very long finish, bitterness grows with time, hoppy aromas.
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. A Golden IPA of the old style.
A well balanced malt/hop aroma, citrus/malt/fruit flavours and a long hop finish.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pale yellow. large head. nice hopy aroma. full bodied. bit bitter. dry finnish. good.