JonMoore (1923) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland (RWC Sept 2011) Average easy drinking pale ale that I was extremely glad to be able to access given the Steinlager alternatives.
hawanna (2388) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
cereal, malty, some fruit notes, dark golden- copper color, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, average carbonation,
TedE (118) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 330ml bottle into glass. Head gone instantly, very little carbonation. No lacing, amber colour. Does not taste like a pale ale at all. It’s a kind of almost beer. Not offensive. Not good either. A darkish flat lager.
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a completely clear amber copper color forming a bubbled and fizzy white head that disappears quickly leaving no lacings in the glass.
S: Malty and crispy with notes of Heineken style grassy hops. Caramel malts . Bready style yeasts.
T: Malty and crispy in the mouth too. Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel malts, grassy hops. Very mild bitterness.
M: Light body. High (artificial) carbonation. Bready and grassy aftertaste.
O: Low drinkability. This beer is doubtfully an Ale, and for sure not an IPA. This brewery should be forbidden of selling it as an IPA... Actually, this brewery should be forbidden of selling it...
ngunity (7) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ipa in name only. No taste of hops. May as well be lager. Very forgettable. I would drink it ahead of lcd beer, just.
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight honey aroma. Dark brown colour with good head. Heavy malt flavor, nice. Medium body with high carbonation.
Zwiebel88 (258) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rötlich-braun, in der Nase leichtes Malz, pappige Süße, etwas Gras. Am Gaumen Malz, Süße, keinerlei Bitterstoffe. Hat nichts mit einem IPA zu tun. Sehr wässrig und relativ belanglos, aber trinkbar. Als IPA 0 Punkte wert. Als normales Bier immer noch langweilig.
StevieT (767) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Pours a dark copper colour, aroma of malt, some hops fruity flavours and mild bitterness.
MarkoNm (916) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark coppery color, topped with decent white head. Retention is fine.
There is a slightly fruity and caramely malty aroma which is easily picked up and very nice.
The taste is sweet and very light (watery). The body is quite flat. Slight biscuity feel and little caramel too.
OK, but.... not that great.
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours deep amber, light caramel aroma. Has a distinct English bitter character, thin malts, vague caramel, bready, weak hops, watery and very disappointing!
bartlebier (2069) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle bb06/2014, bierpost. Drunk 05/2014. Not actively bad, just disappointing if approached in any way as an IPA. An industrial concoction of stale black tea and corn and malt syrup much on par with new style Palm, Bass Pale Ale, with a touch less hops and more cardboard. Remains drinkable and probably not wholly ruinous when mixed in salad dressing on a weekday.