FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Pungent, almost aggressive fresh aroma. Simple light grains. Smooth simple palate, feels so good after so much fucking keg bollocks, soft and not harsh. Taste is pretty simple, light grains, husky bitterness. Finish very bitter. Add the foftness of the body, and THIS IS WHY I LIKE GOOD REAL ALES. Bitterness from hops rather than the fake "bitterness" that idiots get from cabonic acid. OK, rant over. Deep down it’s quite a disappointing beer. there’s the bitterness, but there’s no other reaon to demand some hops. Hops for the sake of hops. Meh, whatever. Just give me tasty beer, that’s all I ask.
laiti (6150) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Black Door. Aroma has fruity hops, some pineapples and resiny tones. Flavour has minerals, fruity hops and gooseberry bush leaves. Finishes with acrid herbal bitterness. Rather rich for a real ale.
VastActiv (3147) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear light orange with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, floral, citrus, orange, some sweetness, hops on malts. Little bit of soapy but very nice.
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield. Pours golden with a slight haze. Hoppy American IPA, but not as good as I expected. Many of these are much smoother than this. Decent enough.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in The Wharf, Macclesfield. Dark cloudy orange with a thin almost white head. Aroma is orange peel, hops, floral hops. Flavour is hoppy, mellow and drinkable. Pretty good, didn’t wow me but drank well.
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
jamesie1857 (1492) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Thought I’d better rate this seeing as I added it!
Hazy orange body, fluffy white head. Nose of soft citrus, tangerine, mandarin etc. Taste is syrupy, sweet and heavy on the booze. Very well rounded mouthful, very nice indeed.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 19th August 2013
Euston Tap. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, good off white head. Soft and light palate with a little fine carbonation. Light touch of Elderflower. Minor malt dust and light malt cream. Soft marmalade and a dash of citrus. Finishes semi dry. Quite a smooth IPA but compared with the others I’ve had tonight - well it’s a bit muted.
Leighton (12197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston Tap - London. Pours mostly. Lear gold with a soft, foamy white head. Not much happening in the aroma , some mellow hibts of tangerine maybe, a bit of dry pine. Medium sweet flavor with a fairly pronounced booziness, modest bready pale malts, tangerine, orange rind, light dirty grass bitterness. Medium bodied with soft to fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with subtle sticky pine, a bit of alcohol, dry tangerine, melon, pine needles. Slow starter but gets a bit better as you drink it.
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull, The Wharf, Macclesfield, 10/08/13. Nose big waft of pink-green tropical fruit; flowers, papaya, overripe melon, little bit of almond. Dusty gold draped with fine white. Fine bitter tropical taste corruscating slightly with papaya, watermelon, bitter husk, nougat, trifle-like sliced peach, booze at the edges. Very nice; like Jaipur before it got watered down and spoonsified.