Osprey87 (1599) - WALES - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Botanist, Kew. Clear dark orange / brown, still, small white head. Aroma is orange, musty malt, doughnut. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is burnt toffee, ash with mixed citrus, astringent with a fairly bitter finish. OK.
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample from the MLCC. Lightish brown colour. Minimal head. Lots of bubbles. Toffee malt flavour. Loved the Hops. Great beer
jjsint (734) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Blue Glass, Bedford. Amber/copper, decent carbonation with very little head. Heavy malt scent with caramel and papaya overtones. Taste is very malty for an IPA, more a English than American really. Bittersweet taste leads to a sweetish umami finish. Proper stuff, although nowhere near what I was expecting!
tommann (2699) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is toffee and marmalade. Taste is toffee and orange squash with a little mint on the finish.
MunBro (330) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber pour than a typical IPA. Beige head. Malty flavors, kind of a one hop pony but not too bad.
hens (515) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33L bottle. Dark Brown with medium top. Sweet caramel and prune aroma. Caramellic taste, little sweet, light bitter finish, maybe even watery. Grassy mouthfeel.
ljthiessen (357) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Crystal clear amber pour with a fizzy beige head. Toffee and light hops in the aroma. Flavour is not particularly hoppy for an IPA, but a nice flavour profile and balance. Tastes halfway between an IPA and an ESB. Not bad.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Bottle Stop, Bramhall. Poured amber coloured with a thin quickly fading off white head. Aroma is floral hops, some caramel sweetness, faint ginger person. Flavour definitely needs more hops, clearly UK and not USA in style. I didn’t find the hops intense and it’s a bit too sweet for my liking.
RyanE (143) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Head dissipates fairly quick. Subtle hop aroma, notes of toasted malt. Very well balanced with some sweetness from the malt balancing nicely with he bitter hops. Finishes slightly bitter.
Kauge (96) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from SuPerAlko in Tallinn (€ 1,99 + 0,08), July 2014. Pours a dark (almost reddish) amber with a retaining tan head. Nose is sweet, most characterised by caramel and honey, then some resinous and piney hops. More plain malts as it warms. Nose is overall very nice, soft and warm. Taste is sweet, caramelly malts and only a slight, earthy hoppy bitterish finish. A soft, smooth palate with low carbonation. It is good but where the hell did all the New World hops disappear to?! The ’American IPA’ and ’intense hit of hops’ written on the label sound like a big joke here; it’s indeed more like a good honest (old school) British IPA.