MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Sim rate (Cask at Planet Thanet): Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. This should be the most hoppy beer that Jason’s mate ever brewed. Slightly floral aroma. Dust. Tastes like straw... and hops! Damn! Hops! Citrus finish. Looks dull and watery but with decent lace.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Wenlock Arms. Lightly hoppy aroma. Light amber color with white head. Starts with fruit and floral hop. Malt is not that noticeable. A wonderful semi-dry hop finish.
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Great marigold and orange aromas. Sharp citrus hops and oranges. Good stuff
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the East Quay Bar in Whitstable. Grassy, lemony nose and a dry, quite impressive IPA hop finish. A little bland and one dimensional (and served far too cold) but it does comply with the style.
Ruprekt (20) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank this in the amazing Man of Kent in Rochester. A delicious, light fragrant IPA with gentle aftertaste, making it a perfect session beer. Could be accused of being insubstantial, but i feel its lighness of touch should be applaudes. Hot Dog!
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Sampled at the Man of Kent public house in Rochester. What a cracking little beauty of an IPA this is - my hats off to Whitstable. Pale, light but very hoppy in taste. What more do you want?
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 29 Sep 06. Yellowish coloured. No head. Fruity aroma. Pleasant fruity flavour. Bitter finish.
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half pint on gravity dispense. Clear golden body. Missing head. Cautious citric aroma. Balanced fruity taste with lemon, grapefruit and oranges. Bitter undertones in the ending (The St Albans BF, 29.09.2006)
JorisPPattyn (8234) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange beer; small, very white head, with shards of lace. Beautiful grapey hopsaroma, even when it cannot vie with a Westcoast monster. Dry hoppy taste, going over in malt, with retronasal, alas, more decaying grain. Finish is plain hoppy bitterness, even mouldy cardboard. A flavour of dry hopsacks, with dried and shriveled orangepeels, is the best what remains. Dry bitterness, quite light, even empty beer. Terribly disappointing, because the nose promised oh so much more. I seemed a worthy British contender ofr the contemporary IPA. But if one could call many’s the New World IPA’s unbalanced, this one is utterly onedimensional, and weak to boot.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham. Straw coloured with a short head. Watery but not flat. Aromas of citrus, quite flowery and perfumed. A nice bitter.