tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought from Oddbins, Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh. Light citrus nose. Dark Golden colour. Nice sharp bitterness initially but it doesnít last very long. Not a bad IPA but nothing special.
saxo (14044) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Aakjśrs. Medium head with medium duration. Color is Golden. Aroma and taste are fresh hops, flowers, malt and citrus. Nice bitter finish.
DanielBrown (3817) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood. Really enjoyed this one. I supped this on Christmas Day and even though it was unrefrigerated and I was heavily hungover, I still liked it - thatís gotta be good right? Good hope flavour - dusty, with some sour juice. Light on the tongue etc. Very nice.
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with a huge rocky white head. Strong fruity hoppy aroma, citrus and grassy notes. Taste is initially moderate sweet fruity, with more hop presence towards the end, which is fruity bitter all the way to the aftertaste. Nice british ipa.
bluejacket74 (1324) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, best before July 2011. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is OK, with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is bready malt, and some citrusy hops and butterscotch. Taste is citrusy hops, grainy malt, and a bit of grassy hops and spice. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent, itís not hard to drink at all. Itís not a bad overall brew, Iíll have to try this one again in the future.
liffeystynx (14) - IRELAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (as Scottish Joker IPA) Attractive light golden, fruity with a hoppy bite, very pleasant
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle (as "Scottish Joker IPA"): Very faint aroma of malt and grain.
Poured gold/amber in color with a small, white head that lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, light caramel, grain, slight diacetyl, and light hops. Medium body. Lightly tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Grain, hop, malt, and slight diacetyl finish is lightly sweet, slightly bitter, and lightly dry.
thornecb (4402) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazed gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to skim surface. Candy corn and resin aromas. Sweet candy corn upfront turning slightly sour and resinous in the lasting finish.
damzz (262) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
IPAs are big hoppy ales. There are times when a lighter IPA such as this one would do. Who always needs an ale on its way to India by a three rigger around the Cape of Good Hope? Resinous nose - whoops, there goes the wine tasting nomenclature. The sweetness of the malt pokes through slighty and then the hops hit but they are attentuated and donít rip your tongue out as do the big bold IPAs. Golden color with nice legs on the lacing. Big white head at first that diminishes quickly. There is something heartherly - or is it heavenly? - about this IPA. Oh, wait, perhaps this is the result of the previous ale - Wiliams Heather Ale. Nah, the palate was cleared. This a summer IPA for those who think it is all about the big bold IPAs..