kindacold (216) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I must first state that I an tasting this not from a bottle, but as a live ale from a cask.
With that in mind, at room temperature this beer pours a nearly clear golden amber with no head. The smell is very mild, mostly floral. Tastes of well-balanced hops, citrus, caramel, lemon peel, and with a woody note. Feels like water in your mouth, with a slightly sticky finish that dissipates.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle. Thin head, light gold body. Ultra hoppy, a bit bready. Very nice indeed. Worth mentioning the coolness of the new label design!
markas101 (1974) - 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 (4562) - 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 (419) - 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 (1846) - 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 (2323) - 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 (10678) - 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 (4402) - 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