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

bottled
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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 19, 2012
Pale blonde with pithy grapefruit./black pepper nose. Lemon and malt character with medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
spacecube (1331) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Pours a clear golden brown with decent head. Big hoppy aroma to start. Some caramel and floral malts, but not much going on, lightly carbonated, slightly bitter at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
On keg at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. A hoppy aroma of pine, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3170) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
On keg tap at Pig’s Ears in Richmond. dark gold with a thin clingy head, aromas of hops, a little pine and lemon, and some yellow fruity malt. Lightish bodied with a firm but not excessive bitterness that’s well balanced by biscuit and faintly peach malt notes. Very nice, though more a golden ale than an IPA perhaps.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
#1438 Bottle; nose Is decent dry, bitter hops, dry licorice, weak grape, some pine, feel Is mediumwatery, carb Is medium, taste is pilsner malt, grass, some lime, later urinal cakes

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
500ml bottle, best before Feb 2011, drank and reviewed in Jan 2011. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. Pale amber, tangerine orange in colour, good white head on top, which left behind some good lacing. Floral hoppy aroma, some semi-sour citrusy notes as well (pink grapefruit and lemons?). The taste is citrus fruit bitter, with a drying hop aftertaste. No malt content found in the flavour or smell. Almost too well carbonated, slightly fizzy if a large mouthful is taken, less so in smaller sips. Easy to drink and a fine example of a British IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
Cask at Churchkey for the Williams Brothers dinner. Pours a cloudy, hazy light straw, small bubbly head. Nose of biscuit, bread, and english grassy hop profile. The flavor brings caramel malt and more buttered toast. Eh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Nice gold copper pour with white foam, clear. Good hoppy aroma, not spectacular but fresh and clean citrusy-piney (cascade?) aroma with notes of english malts and ale yeast. There are a few flaws in flavour, a bit of cooked veggies but overall pretty good, good finishing bitterness, soft malty sweetness. Palate is a little watery and low carbonation but still sufficient. Not bad, definitely an Isles beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. Pale golden amber with a white foamy head. Citrus/grassy hops on a light, caramel hop bedrock. An entirely drinkable beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2540) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2012
From the 500 ml. bottle marked Dec 2012. The pour is pale yellow with good clarity and a moderate foamy cream colored head. The aroma is actually very subtle with a mellow maltiness and a slight aroma of cantaloupe. The body is light to medium. The taste is moderately bitter and not overly hopped, which is how I think traditional IPA’s should taste.


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