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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light to fair lacing. Aroma and flavor are straw, grainy, biscuit malts, heavy hops (grassy, citrus, floral), fruity (peaches) and cedar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
500mL thanks to argo0. Poured a clear, bright yellow with a thinner, white head. Spotty lace. Aroma is lemon, grass, lemon/lime Gatorade, sweet, sickly. Taste is lighter, sweet, grassy, gains that weird sickliness I get from most Australian craft beers- odd herbals and sharp medicinal qualities. Sugar heavy and just so much off-character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Dirty yeast and golden fruit nose with citrus and a touch of garlic. Taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, some citrus, some honey and golden raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Bright yellow. Aroma of wet straw. taste is bitter and plain. Nothing that stands out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle: Hazy golden with a fine white head. Aroma: Fruit and hops Taste is easy drinkable and hopy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Too malty and not hoppy enough to be an IPA. Peaty flavours and a lingering bitterness but not especially pleasant. Not much of a joker - more like a joke in a christmas cracker - failed to put a smile on this face. More thoughts at http://hophead.tumblr.com

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle as Scottish Joker from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours a very light amber with a coarsely foamy white head. Aroma of light caramel with some citric notes. Med body. Flavor is light caramel backbone with a good dose of citric hop. Kind of like a vitamin C tablet. Certainly makes a strong statement. No mistaking this for an ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
authenticmead (65) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Source: mainbrew.com - 500ml bottle. Visual: Creamy white head, fairly long lasting. Apricot gold amber. Clear bright. Aroma: Nice bready malt and spicy citrusy hop aroma with a touch of orange blossom honey fragrance. Palate: Spicy hops, toast, bread, honey, minerals, touch of astringency and Diacetyl. Full bodied and dry finish. Conclusion: This is a damn good British IPA. Very drinkable. I expected it to be a bit oxidized from the long journey however it seemed to be pretty fresh. I would call this a hop forward English pale ale, however it is Scottish, and anything as hoppy as a pale ale the Scotts will call an ipa. So if you’re looking for a great all around British pale ale, I highly recommend you give this one a go. Cheers! ~dr

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10784) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle. Creamy chalk-white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. herbs, flowers, perfume eveyrything. Heavy bitter flavor. Average heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2857) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours golden with a medium head. Aroma is piney hops, not strong, more of a session style. Some pale malt too. Piney hop start and a bitter, grapefruit finish.

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