Ruddles (28) - - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is orange, grape and citrus. Was nice when fresh. nice bitterness and well balanced fruityness.
leebotton (335) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight mango, bitter stone fruit with a sweetness on the aroma. Big rich hop aromas but a bit unbalanced towards the hop really
gyllenbock (6204) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Man in the Moon.
Hazy golden with a white head. Citrus, mango, hay and some biscuits. Relaxed and quite tasty.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Covent Garden. Slightly hazy amber with a reluctant white head. I was expecting good things from this beer but frankly found it rather unbalanced with an earthy flavour hindering the impressive hop and malt profile. Not the most intergrated offering I’ve tried from this brewer.
ianwelby (778) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden beer with a frothy head. Aroma is citrus but sour whereas the flavour has a distinct sweet tang to temper the sourness. The hops could easily have been overpowering but they’ve been well balanced given this a flavour which is surprisingly rounded after the first sniff. Too strong for a session beer of course which is a shame because I think flavour-wise it’d be perfect for me!
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stern bright golden, slim white head fades quickly. Grassy mango, chewy pine and an odd sweet un-perfume - like baby wipes? Initial taste is a simple straw banded citrus, burgeouning lemon and snipes of resin throughout. Stramash of pine acupunctured underipe orange, Fairly softly spoken carbonation, clean but soft and almost soapy sweetness - not terrible but ends up a bit like licking a hop soap bar on the finish towards the end of the glass. Oddly dry malty rake before a bitter release, lasting and releaving resin. Linger is similarly sweet, grassy, malty and citrussy. Lasting and decent, a flexible enough flagship IPA for me.
Bottle, Beerhive, Batch 66
sgarland (2) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap Golden slightly hazy appearance with a thin white head with citrus, and grass aroma. Nice and bitter doesn't drink like a 7% IPA very enjoyable
JohnCook101 (437) - - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper with a fairly large and slightly off-white head. Aroma is floral, sweet and earthy. Flavours of tropical fruits, nectarine, mango and so on. Quite a bit of malt comes through too. Some earthy, woody elements and a really strong bitter finish. Medium bodied, very slightly oily, moderate carbonation. Lovely.
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. hazy golden color with small head. fruity aroma along with hints of caramel. taste is bitter, citrusy with dry and bitter finish.
danlo (1744) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Hazy orange amber colour, foam white head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical fruits, mango, peach, floral citrus, pine hop. Taste is malt caramel balanced with peach, grapefruit, woody pine hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry resiny bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.