Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
cask, special homebrew competition winner 2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle at the Doric Arms, Edinburgh on 16 May. Poured a hazy mid-golden, with a thin layer of white head. Aroma was malt heavy, with tinned fruit and some citrus hops in the mix. Grapefruit flavours and other tropical fruit, with dry cereal. Finish was sweet malt, bread and raisins.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden color, white head. Aroma of caramel, fruits, malt. Taste is medium sweet, malty, caramel, bit spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Lychee, gooseberry, citrus and elderflower aroma. Fantastic. Lots of residual sweetness against which the bitterness struggles for a few sips before the whole achieves the desired balance. Nonetheless a crisp beer. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Aroma: Lovely grapefruit and peach notes with a hint of pepper.

Appearance: Clear golden body with a medium white head. Light carbonation. Good lacing.

Taste: Big grapefruit flavour. Slightly earthy. Nice and refreshing with a soft bitter finish.

Palate: Medium body with a slick oily texture. Average carbonation.

Overall: Tastes lighter than its 5.5% ABV. Big grapefruit flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle at Kaisla. Amber color, whit head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, vegetables, a bit of caramel and grass. Bitter finish with citrus and caramel. Not my kind of an IPA, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from the deli in Shrewsbury. Has lagery looks with a pale golden body and white head. Sweet at first but with lots of hops flavour kicking in to leave a more bitter finish. It’s fruity with citrus, caramel, pine and some floral notes too. Very nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2171) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2012
Keg for the launch at Holyrood 9a. Pours Orange Amber with a nice foamy white head. Aroma is pleasant if a little deadened. Light tropical fruit and a little orangey citrus. Flavour was nice but not a quantum leap from Joker ( as mentioned by Dantheman). When I ordered it, I was asked by the barmaid ’cask or keg? and I instinctively answered ’keg’ because I believe it to be a better conduit for IPA. I fear I made the wrong decision and I wish I’d got one of each by way of comparison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (2092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
19.11.2013. Hieman sitruksen ja humalan tuoksua, myös hunajaa? Maku aika samoilla linjoilla: hieman sitrusta ja humalan puraisua, jälkimaussa kuivaa humalaa ja ruohoisuutta. Aika suoraviivainen, mutta jotenkin kevyt alkutuntuma ja lopun bitteri eivät ole tasapainossa. Jälkimaku ei oikein miellytä.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
070713. Bottle at Praha, Tampere. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma sweet hops. stuffy feel. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1998) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 8, 2014
Couleur jaune, pas de mousse. Nez de houblon floral. Gout de houblon leger et agrumes, petite amertume, assez longue en bouche. Presque a la date limite de conso, peux etre pour cela qu’elle est moyenne??

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