Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Hogsback store, at JF’s Calcutta Cup mini tasting - 02/02/13.
Clear golden with a white head that departs edgeward and leaves a small film in time.
Nose is caramel malt, hops, sugars, citrus.
Taste follows, orange, hops, caramel, grass.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in a dryish finish.
Melkart (296) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprising refreshing IPA. Light biterness. Short aftertaste. Aroma and taste is herbal.
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard attempt at a west coast ipa, but doesn’t warrant comparison with real examples. Thin, and lacking punch.
Dem0niac (3) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great flavorful beer! Fruity and citrus aroma, intensive taste, sweet and refreshing with bitter aftertaste. Nice balance.
Traian (3) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy, spicy, fruity. Strong, good nose, and a nice finish. Good IPA style, a good experience.
peponi (344) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: citrus and grapefruit, herbs.
Appearance: hazy straw color, nice white head.
Taste: medium bitterness (herbs), quite spicy, quite dry and watery, some citrus.
Palate: low body and high carbonation, bitter finish.
Overall: Quite good IPA.
SarkyNorthener (1943) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to parents in law from trip to Scotland. Golden beer with small head. Aroma is fruity hops and a little caramel. Taste is mild hops, oranges, malts and a little caramel with some herb. Decent.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is light pine, citrus, taste is juicy, fruity, toffee.
MrJamesMcEwan (40) - SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy, yellow, with a small white head that disappates to thin. Light bodied, light carbonation, very fine bubbles, lots of lacing. Aroma is medium pine and mandarin, slightly grass and lemon. Taste is clean, medium bitter, lemon, mandarin orange and hoppy. Finish is clean, dry bitter and crisp. A very refreshing and easy to drink crisp, bitter beer.
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks and tastes more like a hoppy lemony golden ale - and a pleasantly bitter one - but an IPA? No. Needs more body and complexity to be an IPA (imho) - genuinely refreshing and easy drinker though - very quickly consumed. A good drink.
JoshuaStranger (154) - - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is slight citrus,hops. Taste is citrusy,hoppy,herbal,good bitterness.