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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle - Pasteurised.
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8690) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13034) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Bright yellow. Aroma of wet straw. taste is bitter and plain. Nothing that stands out.

3.7
   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.

1.6
   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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11389) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
authenticmead (64) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10724) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2816) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle bought from Oddbins, Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh. Light citrus nose. Dark Golden colour. Nice sharp bitterness initially but it doesn’t last very long. Not a bad IPA but nothing special.


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