yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at The Hengler’s Circus. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, light hoppy, peachy. Smooth peachy, little downplayed, hoppy. Citrusy and mellow. Mild sweet and smooth fruity finish. Easy to drink.
The_Reviewist (2) - Penicuik, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Joker is a contradiction. It slides from the bottle with a cheeky burp and for the brightness of the amber colour and from the carbonation you’d be forgiven for thinking someone slipped Irn Bru into your beer bottle.
Hold’s a passable head as well. Admit it, you’re probably already curious.
The aroma doesn’t knock you out, in fact it’s subtle almost hidden under the usual metallic bottling process hues. But it’s there, a grapefruit, on a stick waiting to clock you soundly in the middle of the tongue. There are hints of dry summer earth and when it hits the tongue there’s a relaxing smooth drench of hops that doesn’t boot the points out of your face. The overall effect is a sweetly bitter and highly quaffable flavour that hits the chest with it’s fullness while the liquid itself marks the palate just on the slicker side of being mildly oily for an IPA.
It lingers on the tongue but not unpleasantly, with a closing quietness.
Overall it’s a nicely mild and drinkable IPA with some cheeky charms but nont of the character to deliver on the original promise.
wlajwl (5546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a mix of citrus and a hint of piney hops. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, sugar and a slight hop resin/bitterness in the finish.
Palme (3935) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5l bottle. Crystal clear and golden in color, and it has a small quickly sidesticking bubbly off-white head. Lot’s of zesty fruits on the aroma. A bit of yeast as well and it also has a light vegetal tone with hints of sweet caramel. OK I guess. Really watery both in taste and texture and it’s low to average on the carbonation. Really soapy and almost a bit artificial in taste. Dry with a near astringent finish with some faint fruity and hoppy hints. Not my kind of English style IPA. 05.09.2012
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very sweet and malty with light grassy hops. The appearance is golden with a small head. The taste is like aroma with a bit of paper. The palate is average. Overall nice but nothing special.
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best thing about this beer is the absolute smoothness of the beer. its has an rich base of malts with a small yet very noticeable amount of hops. it works well as a session beer.
Nisse666 (6033) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at GBF 2012-09-07 Göteborg
AP: copper, wee cream yellow frothy head
AR: citric, hoppy, sweetnees
F: honey, wee citric, wee peach, sugary feeling
ekstedt (6417) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at GBF 2012. CLear golden, medium white head. Grainy malt aroma with some floral and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
jmgreenuk (7279) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bernie's, Solihull. A very clear straw yellow pour with a thin white head. No strong aroma but a heavy bitter taste which is more reminiscent of a poor lager than a quality IPA. There is little spice. Drinkable, but not my favourite and would probably not buy again.
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deanso (8427) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2012 50cl bottle shared with friends.
Thin white head. Citrus aroma. Clear golden pour. Nice enough but could do with more of a hop kick.