Niksko (322) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium golden-orange with some fairly fine off white head. Nose is grapefruit, pineapple, lemon blossom. Flavor is more grapefruit peel, a little spice, lots of biscuit on the finish, fairly clean grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Medium body with lowish, fine and prickly carbonation. Good.
shoulderbroken (1986) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Farringdon. Fruity, strawberry and raspberry, jam, malty at the finish. Jam tarts! Nice and crisp. Refreshing, weird beard are good. Just enough graininess in the aroma to not make it sweet.
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
På fat @ Bishop Arms, GA, Malmö. Klar guldfärgad med stort vitt skum. Grapefrukt, citrus och gräs i såväl doft som smak. Aningen tunn och liten kropp. Beska som inte möts upp av någon större mängd sötma.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550mL bottle. Pours a deep yellow gold, large white head, soapy lacing. Aroma of is out and floral hops. Not quite as hoppy as I was hoping after what batch 7 showed off. More traditional English IPA than American IPA. Fine, tasty, strong malt backbone, not remarkable.
tinylightsrecs (174) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours pale orange with creamy head. Strange flavour really - a bit contradictory. Fruity hop flavour but also strong grain/bread. Interesting beer but not one I'd call a favourite
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale yellow, nose is light floral fruit, taste is sweet, juicy fruit.
thmsboyd (19) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled March ’14, BBE March ’15. 6.2% ABV. Fragrant aromas of white chocolate, grapes and citrus fruits. Yellowish amber appearance with a tight yet rocky, bubbly head. Light sourness and a heavy dry bitterness to taste. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated with a long bitter finish
elbernays (458) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle at home. Pours yellow orange. White fluffy head. Dissipates to wispy. Spice, bread, yeast, pineapple, banana. Flavour is ripe banana bread malt base. Grapefruit pithy bitterness. Lasting dry aftertaste. Body is light but full of flavour. This is a good balanced IPA.
wimpyjoe (3694) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirited Wines, Manchester. Cloudy amber with a bubbly head. Has quite a few influences with pale ale fruit evident, especially in the nose, but there’s overriding grain and wheat in its taste.
ciaranc (841) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottlefrom Redmonds. Hazy, cloudy yellow gold, frothy white head, lasting. Floral, perfume, hop nose. Flavour is sweet fruity malt. Light enough, light carbonation, nice finish.