downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Copper coloured with next to no head and slight carbonation. Big, pine hop and citrus fruit aroma with a slightly herbal edge. Flavour had more tangerine fruit, some apricots, and crisp, biscuity malts. Finish was dryish with some resin. Excellent.
Scopey (5284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CBR 2014, 5.3%. It pours hazy deep amber with a medium yellow white head. The nose is pine, orange, tangerine, soft nectarine, caramel, varnish and pine. The taste is bitter, piney, varnish, resin, grapefruit, orange rind, pepper, light alcohol and a touch of caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty tasty gear.
DruncanVeasey (6800) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask handpull, The Seven Stars, Bristol, 18/01/14. Dusted bronze freckling with lace. Huge pink grapefruit, mandarin, peach, curry leaf, armpit and conifer nose approaching a 9. Damn it, that is a 9. Excellent stewed greenery and grapefruit; curry leaf again, rasping bitterness, honeyed peach, perfumed flowers. Even on a very jaded palate, absolutely beautiful.
jerd16 (101) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy dark amber with very little head. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, some lime and a touch of pine. Citrus blend is perfectly replicated in taste, such great depth that within in each mouthful you can identify new accents. Some lovely caramel malt and sticky-sweet honey caressing bold tropical zesty fruit - great balance. Finish is dry, slightly bitter and fabulously moreish.
timgburns (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best thing about this beer is its aroma - nicely balanced with tones of spruce and pine underpinned by a slight malty background. The appearance is a hazy golden amber beer with minimal head. It has a bitter but balanced taste with a light body. The finish could be longer but a good all round amber ale.
Everettm (56) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dull copper colour with thin but foamy head. Big aroma, bags of grapefruit, some stewed rhubarb, and a little ripe pineapple. Initial malt sweetness, of caramel, golden syrup and biscuit is followed by the same fruits in the aroma and a healthy dose of resinous pine. A good clean bitterness rounds this beauty off perfectly.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to BalkanMac who brought this back for me from Bristol. 500ml bottle, Batch #2, bottled 07/08/13. Deep coppery brown with good head, big fresh resiny hop aromas. Mm, smells like home. Pine, but more of the simcoe resiny acids come over the top, with rich caramelly malts. Certainly more on the toasty grain, malty side on the base, but nice fruity hops spiking out. Nice, really hoppy íamberí, with good drying, English grain finish. Very nice beer, and a bit different in style than Iíve had before. Heartily recommend, a nice American íoverí-hop twist to an English beer.
Beersiveknown (2375) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopefully first rate of many by these guys
Dark hazy amber with cream tinged white head. Mango nose. Full bodied pine, citrus zest, mango berries a melange of flavors, really impressed. Fairly high residual sweetness balances hefty hopping with a long hop finish.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
These guys just keep getting better and better! Right, to the beer: the nose is, yep, piney, but also citric, with tropical notes - kiwi, lemon/lime/tangerine. Some hints of malty sweetness carry through as well. Pours a hazy/muddy amber. Flavour is fabulous - perfectly balanced hop notes throughout give zings of complex floral and tropical fruits - orange, lime, papaya, mango, cardamom; malt delivers sweet balance with honey, cereal and slight caramel. Finish is long, fat and dry with a moreish zesty note at the very end. Excellent.