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: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle - Pasteurised.
Joker Premium Pale is created from a complex blend of malt & hops with the sole purpose of bringing a smile to your face. Joker has a fresh citrusy aroma and bittersweet, full flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Euggs (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle, from Hippo Beers in Glasgow. Perfectly drinkable IPA - as Iíd expect from Williams Bros., who are reliably good - but this really didnít have the hoppiness that it claimed which is a shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden in color with a short white head. Floral hoppy aroma with citrus, pine and grass. Flavor was hoppy with pale malts, citrus, caramel, floral and some malty sweetness with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (618) - - DEC 12, 2012
Nice hoppy taste, but not as hoppy as claimed. Pale golden colour, slightly fizzy. Had some at the Fiddlerís Arms in Edinburgh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle. Bitter and faintly metallic nose with some hoppy spice but not as much as the label would suggest. Pours orange with a weak white head. Flavour is more of the same - following the nose with some pleasing hop astringency but mainly metallic sharpness and an astringent finish that delivers unbalanced bitterness rather than pleasant fruity, spicy moreishness. Had better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Initiailly unspectacular in the class. Golden and clear to the eye with some reeasonable frothy head but no beading. Focused, spiky and some peppery bitterness with some intensity which is reasonablty sustained. There is a marmalade and ginger quality to about it as well though none of these are especially forward. Subtle, but it does grow on you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle, from Beverley Garden Centre. Gold, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Delicate sweet malt and restrained hop resin in the nose, quite fruity initially in the mouth with hints of blackcurrant then a building dry bitterness carrying with it a solid earthy hoppiness, bitter and fruity finish with peppery hop resin lingering with a slight blackcurrant tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1458) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Clear golden beer (bottle) best served slightly below room temperature strong flavour of grapefruit with bitter sweet hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Henglerís 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Reviewist (2) - Penicuik, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
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 youíd be forgiven for thinking someone slipped Irn Bru into your beer bottle. Holdís a passable head as well. Admit it, youíre probably already curious. The aroma doesnít knock you out, in fact itís subtle almost hidden under the usual metallic bottling process hues. But itís 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 thereís a relaxing smooth drench of hops that doesnít boot the points out of your face. The overall effect is a sweetly bitter and highly quaffable flavour that hits the chest with itís 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 itís a nicely mild and drinkable IPA with some cheeky charms but nont of the character to deliver on the original promise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5829) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
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.

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