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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 286   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle (badged as Joker IPA). Great grassy aroma. Tastes syrupy with heavily citrus and passion fruit hops. Good long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle on 09/03/2010. Labelled as Scottish Joker IPA. Clear light golden body with a large frothy white head. Sweet earthy and light floral hop aroma on a caramel and pale malt background. Sweet pale malt and light floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel and toffee. Sweet and malty flavour with fruity hops and a lasting bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Labeled ’Joker IPA’. Pours a clear pale gold with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma smells alright, it’s mild grassy hops and pale malt. Watery flavour of light hops and earthy pale malt. Average bodied. Nothing much to see here, it’s just O.K.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (1994) - USA - AUG 15, 2010
This was labeled "Joker IPA", altho it did not taste like an IPA. I thought it might be a lager, but RB says it is a premium bitter. Huh. Light, mellow aroma. The flavor is pretty mainstream, a little astringent with a dash of citrus. It has British hops and some wheat in it. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 2014-06-28. Crisp dark yellow orange body with a modest white head that fades. Aroma is mild, grainy grassy hop character, lightly cereally malt. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, malty base. Average bodied palate, fairly carbonated. Okay. 6/3/6/3/12-13 On tap at Inn Deep, Glasgow

2010-07-18. Crisp dark yellow body, with a small white head. Mild malt aroma, bit of grassy note and not much else. Flavour is quite mild, light pale malts, very light bitterness and muted grainy touches. Average to light palate. Simple, bit dull. 5/3/5/3/11 Bottle as "Joker IPA" from The Grog Shop, Oxford

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
500 ml bottle. As Williams Bros Joker IPA straw colored and clear with a nice white head that stays around and laces the glass nicely. low body and hop bitter in the finish. On the nose getting some citrusy, floral hops but not much and even less malt. The taste has some citrus hop flavor and plenty of lingering bitterness in the finish. This beer is good but I think, in the long run, I’m a definitely an American IPA kind of guy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle. Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is a quite light with a nice touch of softly spicy hops. Soft pale malt character. A little bit of light orange peel and a bit of earthy/herbal character. It’s light and a bit spicy. I like it more as it starts to war up – becoming more biscuity. Assertive bitterness. Pretty nice, interesting IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3206) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 Bottles from The Scottish Real Ale Shop & Beers of Europe. Resin & tropical fruit aroma. Hazy golden amber colour, good head. Flavour of biscuit, grain, tropical and citrus fruits, dry aftertaste, a bit watery. Not as good as I remember it from a few years ago.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Clear golden and well carbonated. A thick off white head has good retention. Taste is just too thin. There is some tart citrus hops that provide some bitterness. A bit of grass and lemon.


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