gowdy (770) - Erskine, - 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.
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, part of a gift pack, no best-before or bottled-on date, blue and black label. This pours a hazy dark brown that is more chestnut than copper. The head is rather thin and retains poorly. Peaty caramel profile, tea-like hop character, more dry than bitter. Not undrinkable, but completely off the map for an "IPA".
MRMedellin (211) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer. In glass is a dark red beer with a beige head, and adequate carbonation. The aroma has caramel, bread, and strong coffee notes, the taste is clear, with a medium body, not too much of the malt is felt, and that is the only bad thing. At the end the hops flavor is strong, and persistent, like an IPA should be.
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco, Edinburgh. This is an amber-red coloured beer with a rich malty and red fruity flavour, roasted notes and a slight fruity finish. This tastes very much like an 80 shilling rather than an IPA.
allmyvinyl (4474) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours copper brown with little to no head. Aromas are all malt, toffee, caramel, biscuit. Very light floral note. Sweet taste, thin on the palate. Pretty dull.
madquacker (1055) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby colour with no head. Liquorice and aniseed but mainly water is the over arching feel. Light and low carbonation.
ComradeK (1058) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear chestnut amber, with a small off-white head, which neither lasts very well nor leaves much lacing. Biscuit and mild toffee malt notes are most prominent in the aroma, with some faint floral hops in the mix. Floral and spice hops up front lead into a fairly malty mid-palate, with caramel and biscuit notes. Toffee malt comes into the finish. This is a fairly average bitter; nothing offensive, but nothing too exciting either.
trif (1) - - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bland ruby ale with a nice enough malty overtone. Claims to be an IPA with a hoppy aftertaste, but is badly lacking to justify that claim
Imaena (1915) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is an odd duck of a bitter with odd smokey and funky hop notes. Not a favorite.
olliejobbins (1088) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. dark copper colour. aroma is smoky and slightly hoppy. taste was very interesting (as was aroma) and i was confused. says it’s an IPA on the bottle. categorised on here as a bitter. but it was extremely smoky and complex unlike a normal bitter. not sure how i would categorise it but it tasted great. just not what i expected.
SarkyNorthener (2467) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brownish bronze ale with no head and minor lacing. Aroma of yeast. Taste is also yeast with caramel and lots of dry malts. Average bitter, don’t know where the IPA moniker comes from.