DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe past its best. Honey and floural hops in the aroma. Sweet grassy hops in the mouth. Not bad, but was goign a bit hasy.
harrisoni (15005) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask at Reading Festival 2005. Deep gold, good hoppy nose, good balance of hops and malt and citrus fruits. Dryish finish, a pretty good best bitter
imdownthepub (11292) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned at Harbury Beer Festival ’05. Light golden slightly cloudy, no head. Flabby fruity body without the sharp hop I was waiting for with an IPA. Oily on the tongue and not in great condition.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally, my first beer from this fairly new brewery. They’ve been eluding me for months. It has an attractive rich golden colour. A well developed, if slightly oily, hop aroma. Plenty of juicy, spicy, citric hop flavour. Distinct US feel to this beer. Quite a fat, if oily (but not in a sticky way), mouthfeel. Impressed. Cask, Reading Beer Festival, April 2005.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Reading BF. Not an IPA as such, but does have some richer hoppy characters than most other brit beers listed as IPA, but to me this is more of a best bitter or something similiar. Nicely citric and dry, but no characters really stick out, a very pleasant beer anyway, and hopefully i get to try it again in the future.