Theydon_Bois (9957) - 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.
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow colour. Aroma and flavour have citrus and floral hops. A well balanced session beer.
thmsboyd (38) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle BBE Feb 2018. Well-chilled. Clear, light amber/golden appearance with a creamy tight white head. Resinous, citrus aromas with slightly bready notes. Perhaps a touch of berry fruits. Initial moderate, marmalade sweetness followed by a dull and lasting bitterness. Medium body with a dry, chewy cereal texture. Average carbonation and a reasonably long finish. A solid if not outstanding IPA, another highly-drinkable Williams Bros brew.
weordie (106) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden with a thick white head. Nice citrus taste with just the slightest bitter taste.
gegwilson (1473) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Pours amber with a frothy white head. There’s a decent amount of citrus hoppiness to this with a little spice too. Nicely refreshing and really quite enjoyable. Not amazing, but pretty good.
Renobob (875) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Blonde dorée, attaque sur le houblon mais longueur très courte. Pas désagréable mais sans plus.
thebook862 (2) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was a good beer. Nice taste going down, strong aftertaste that lasts.
HerrBierkoenig (350) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 0,5l bottle. BBD: OCT 2015. Pours clear golden liquid, small white head, Aroma: exotic fruits, mango, pine, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, fruity, some pine notes, good, Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long bitter sweet finish, Overall: Nice, very drinkable IPA, mango and light pine notes. Medium intensity.
jjsint (926) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Blue Glass, Bedford. Yellow gold, small wispy white head with a reasonable amount of carbonation. Muddled but pleasant aroma: grain, citrus, buttered toast. The taste however is a step up: sweet and juicy with a bitter/savoury backbone. Lovely balance. This isn’t an IPA but it’s a good beer nevertheless.
rotaman14 (168) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber colour, small white head. Caramel and pines on the nose. Taste is hops, bitter orange, some malty caramel. Good IPA.
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) on the 11th September 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Zesty grapefruit peel in the short fruity aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malt base gives a sharp citrus fruit base with grapefruit peel throughout. There is a dry dusty note to the grassy hop resins going long in the aftertaste. Finish is again dry with hop astringency coming through and dominating over any malt content. An ok session IPA but not as good as Fyne Jarl though.