Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale blonde with pithy grapefruit./black pepper nose. Lemon and malt character with medium carbonation.
spacecube (1331) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BeerViking (3170) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
#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
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden amber with a white foamy head. Citrus/grassy hops on a light, caramel hop bedrock. An entirely drinkable beer.
puboflyons (2540) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.