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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2861) - 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.

   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 doesnít last very long. Not a bad IPA but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle from Aakjśrs. Medium head with medium duration. Color is Golden. Aroma and taste are fresh hops, flowers, malt and citrus. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3925) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5677) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1392) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liffeystynx (14) - IRELAND - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle (as Scottish Joker IPA) Attractive light golden, fruity with a hoppy bite, very pleasant

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4541) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2010
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
damzz (280) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2010
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..

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