MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 A Sim rate (cask at Reading BF): Nice hoppy citric aroma. Similar flavour. I could down this beer! Tastes like a stronger version of the shandies my grandad used to make me as a kid... and I mean that in a good way.
A Mes re-rate. Handbottled from cask thanks to Tom (Twickenham Tom, not that mad rocket the Cad.
Nice orange amber colour with a thin bubbly head. Slight chill haze as itís straight from the fridge. Superb citric hoppy snout with a really good malty backbone and hints that dusky casky character when itís just hitting the sweet spot. A damn good smell indeed. Almost a light barley wine character in the mouth. Big rich malty notes but balanced perfectly with the citric hoppage. Slight leather and tobacco and just a hint of alcohol. Great mildly viscous mouthfeel. Excellent lengthy bitter aftertaste. I promised not to rate this as Tom was worried about what sort of condition it would be in. Iíve gone ahead and updated our rating as itís bloody excellent. Thanks mate.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (gravity dispense), Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. Clear gold colour. Very pungent herbaceous, juicy, floral hop aroma. US hops are obvious in the big grapefruit rush on the palate. Bags of flavour. Quite sharp and bitter, but backed up by juicy fruit and light biscuity malt. Excellent. Almost APA in character.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Ealing Beer on Broadway, 2006. Clear gold and sparklingly clear. Hop aroma. Sweet, thick malt and plenty of hops to taste. Another hoppy beer from the brewer, this incarnation being quite alcoholic.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Ealing Beer On Broadway. Liked this one. Sappy/piney orangey hop characters. Slightly sticky (but pleasant) hop characters, yet fairly smooth. Finish is slightly warming and bitter, this is quite close to a true IPA in flavour, quite hoppy indeed.