swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
medium grass-hoppy aroma, lovely golden colour with stable white foam, medium but spicy bitterness, medium sweetness in the end, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter, good bitter ale.
wimpyjoe (2687) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
IPA with a full body and with a full aroma, although less stated in its taste.
Holmen1 (1857) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Flaske fra ICA: Nydelig gylden farge med stort skum som varer. Tydelig aroma med humler (4 ulike flg etiketten) og karamellmalt. Deilig, velbalansert smak. En super butikk-ipa. Denne skal jeg ha felere av!
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ICA. Pours deep golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of moderate fruity hops, caramel malts. Taste is moderate bitter,citrussy and flowery hops well balanced against a nice malty body, toffee and bread. Ends with a minty and herbal bite, good balanced, typical british.
brnandersen (1542) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. bottle, 3.8.2012. Clear, dark orange colour with a small, white head. Aroma is spicy, with grassy hops. Taste has a crisp hops bitterness. Light to medium body with a thinner texture, lively carbonated. Finishes with spicy hops with some grasses. I like this beer!
gunnfryd (9714) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, hop, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, hop, malt, floral. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml dark glass bottle from Morrisons. Quite a full, chewy mouthfeel. A little bit oily as well. This is a sort of full on beer - plenty of malt and plenty of hops, but the whole amounts to simply a crude beer. There’s no finesse or originality, and nothing interesting going on. There’s a crudeness about the whole thing that is rather unforgiving, and the hops are more brutal than aromatic. Not for me.
abstractbeer (232) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
An IPA in my grocery store! Now I’ve seen everything! So here we go. It pours a very clear golden colored ale. It’s so clear, I can read through it. Rather small, rocky head. Quite hoppy aroma, with some caramel and fruity hops, and a tiny hint of what might be chocolate. Medium body, pleasantly soft carbonation. Hoppy flavor as well - fruity hops (and by fruity I mean strawberries, a touch of sweet red apples, and a touch of sweet pears), with additional notes of raisins, prunes and a touch of caramel. Some sweetness, and a thankfully subdued, and therefore pleasant, bitterness in the finish. Quite flavorful and easy to drink. If this is an ESB (as I now see that the RB entry says) then it’s probably the first ever ESB I’ve really enjoyed! On some level it certainly seems like a hoppy ESB, even though I assumed this was an IPA.
BlackHaddock (3166) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle best before 09 May 2012: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 26 July 2012, so out of date when reviewed!
Looks a healthy amber colour with a full lasting head of off-white bubbles.
Hops in the nose and taste but strangely it also has a noticeable malt content in both too. Hops first with semi-sweet malty molasses second.
Highly carbonated and almost ’fizzy’ in fact. Nice balance to the brew if you like your hops, over hopped if you don’t.
I enjoyed this bottle even though I prefer malter brews: this is easy to drink and refreshing after a warm working day (like today).
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours caramel golden, with a small head. Aroma is spicy hops and caramel. Flavour is quite bitter with hops, spice, caramel and some light notes of honey. Nice zesty bitter finish.