markas101 (1958) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield. Medium gold, slightly hoppy aroma. Slightly better than a Sam Adams I think.
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark yellow color with a small head. Light floral aroma. Very caramel-laden flavor. Light earthy hops. Light bitterness.
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kind of a hazy golden amber. Thin head. Floral aroma, but more like waxy floral with rubber. Hoppy taste, but not very hoppy. Pretty mellow compared to so many hop-bombs these days. Clean finish, refreshing.
jamestulloch (1790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 Aroma: Shortbread and mild grapefruit. Musty and yeasty.
Appearance: Clear golden/amber body. Small white head that holds quite well. Average carbonation. Good lacing.
Taste: Tangerine flavour upfront, followed by a woody, biscuity finish. Nice bitterness.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Very tasty, but I’d like to try an unpasteurised version as I think there would be greater depth of flavour. Although it’s good, I prefer the Joker Double IPA to this.
RuneStumo (2294) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.02.2012. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgate. Labeled "Scottish Joker I.P.A.". Pale golden brown colour with white head. Nice rich malty aroma with aromatic hops. Not as bitter or hopped as I expected from an IPA. Very gentle and mild, almost like a pale ale.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of biscuit, light citrus anbd a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of biscuit and light citrus with a crisp lightly bitter finish.
jaghana (4349) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear golden beer with medium head, nose is hopy and grassy. Aroma is sweet, malty, grassy, bitter, citrus, resin and honey notes, drinkable, in the average.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Scottish Joker IPA
Date: November 15, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet floral aroma, caramel sweetness, nice floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of floral hops, nice balancing bitterness, long bitter finish, yeasty breadyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
ClubGonzo (4440) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a dark golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh fruity grass-like hops with hints of gooseberries and lime. Taste is pale malts, fruity touches of gooseberry and mild grass tones in the finish. Smooth and not too challenging, but very pleasant. Also, it is very, very drinkable; this might just be one of the best "session IPA"s I’ve had. A quite all right British IPA, all in all and a bit underrated IMO.
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good floral and evergreen scent emanate from this one, which is really more of a straight pale ale. It doesn’t feel hopped enough to have the India tag. Strange, this beer is bitter, but not classically hoppy. Upon checking the ingredients to figure out this discrepancy, one notes the addition of wheat, which does explain the hazy appearance and sweetness. This brewer is known for some strange brews, but this one looked straightforward. Now I’m looking at it again under better light and there is a ton of yeast suspension. Can’t pin this down at all...but still not an IPA.