DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very highly citrus hopped for a UK IPA. Orange with a small firm custard head. Flavour again is full on orange some very good malt also. Medium bodied, very well balanced, extra hoppy, very bitter. Well done!
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from tap in Edinburgh, yellow/golden colour, small and creamy head. Malty smell. Taste: roasted malts, very bitter and yeasty, hoppy. What you expect from an IPA!
SaintMatty (5898) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask (Falcon, Clapham, London) - Golden in colour. Pine and grapefruit feature in the hoppy aroma. The taste is rather hoppy with a pronounced bitterness features elements of grapefruit, pineapple and pine.
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve had this beer a few times in both bottle formats (conditioned and pasteurized) and also on draught. Here though, itís in the new bottling, micro-filtered. After ending up a little bit dissapointed by the new Halcyon, I thought it prudent to try the Jaipur. But I can safely say that this little beautí is on form! Pours out looking very lively and fizzy (oh no! I thought, not again) aroma is excellent, loads of floral, perfumed aromas, very unique to Jaipur, thereís almost a disinfectant note to the hops/resin with Jaipur, a but like potpourri. A good bit of spicy pine, orange peel, lemon zest and a little bit of honeyed, caramel malt. Flavour is more of the same, with more emphasis on sweeter notes balancing all the hoppy, citrus goodness. It has an almost boiled sweet like feel to it in the back ground. Some rhubarb tartness, and finlly grapefruit/citrus to finish. Thankfully the fizz seen on pouring turned out to be superb bottle conditioning, making the beer very creamy with a good solid mid-bodied feel to it. Totally delightful, and quite possibly the best bottling Iíve tasted so far.
jkwalking05 (4202) - 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 (1816) - 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 (6297) - Aurora, 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 (1616) - 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 (15915) - 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!, AUSTRALIA - 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.