ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear copper pint with a malty smell. It tastes quite hoppy and has a strong toasted-type edge to it with a hint of caramel. For my taste the smokiness is a bit much once I drink more of it but it’s not bad.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly yeasty nose with a lot of sweet malt. Pours amber without much life. Flavour is a little bit dirty socksy with some caramel malt. All told a pretty average bitter and it suffers from being wrongly labelled as an ipa, wrongly pictured on here, and generally being an attempt by the brewer to throw anything they can from what they consider fashionable beer styles at it in the hope something will stick to what is, ultimately, a bit of a limping scrod of a bitter.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is medium, the body red-brown. The taste is mild, malty, earthy and dry. In the aftertaste it is medicin-bitter, flowery, orange. Overall a bit to bitter, medicin. Not bad but not my taste. 11/8/7/7/11/8
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour. Not much of a head. Nose doesn’t reveal anything special. Some malt and nuts. NIce medium body mouthfeel with some faint hops on the finish.
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Ellon drunk in Strasbourg. Fairly small head. Deep brown colour, perhaps slightly hazy.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a small white head that settles quickly and reveals some spotted lacing as it settles. Aroma is caramel and grass. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some grassy bitterness and a slight metallic note. Light bodied with decent carbonation providing a nice tickle on the tongue. A decent brew for the style, but not as flavorful as some of the other English IPA’s that I have sampled. Although, I will have to admit it was very cold when I poured it.
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really ruby in colour, more of a darkish gold, thin white head, but lasting well. Quite smooth, gently malty, hops are very much in the background. Overall, a pretty average beer, no outstanding features! Would I buy again??......?
jamesie1857 (1393) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - a clear ruby body with a thick foamy head which is lasting quite a while. A floral nose with some grass and sweetness there. The first taste is sweet, but goes into a bitter toffee-cum-caramel taste. Kinda oily and moderate carbonation, with a malty aftertaste. Not too bad, would possibly try again if I saw it.
petexner (897) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. i love it. very refreshing taste, nice bitterness and fruit tones, small head.
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep ruby colour. Toffee aroma with faint note of grass. Coppery metallic taste cuts into the caramel flavour. Overall tastes thin and weak. Needs more bittering hops. Not great.