Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe, 05/12/15.
Clear golden with a well appointed off white covering that retains well.
Nose is caramel malt, straw, bitter orange, light bread, orange wine gums.
Taste comprises orange pith, straw, melon, tangerine, toasted malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with juicy hop bitterness.
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is fruity pine, taste is juicy pine, sweet toffee, fruity.
jamestulloch (2686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Great Grog. Hazy amber body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Medium off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of candy, orange and pineapple. Flavour of toffee apple, orange, roasted malt and a slightly boozy finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. I like more bitterness in an IPA - this is a bit too sweet and malty.
stjamesgate (159) - IRELAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 27.Feb, BBD 25.May Dark amber with rimming, pocked parchment head. Dried orange rind and sap nose. Dark toast with a hint of chocolate them papaya, tangelo and pineapple juice hops. Flower nectar finish and pithy linger. Medium, chewy, oily, some wheaty cream. --Tropical fruit, all right, but stewy more than bright. Not sure if that’s it being past expiry date (which is ambitiously short) or just by design. Marris Otter and Munich together makes this butter and round. Interesting combo of Nugget, Simcoe, and Mosaic, but it just doesn’t come together.
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [from trade with minutemat] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear orange color, average sized white head that diminishes quite quickly but leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, piney. Taste malts, hops, pine, slightly resin, fruity, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells hops, very fruity, fresh. Lovely scent. Tastes hoppy, fruity, fresh, bitter, hint of resin.. Pretty nice ipa! Medium body, soft carbo.
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Feb 2014. Nice bottle. The beer is an opaque hazy brick red / orange, small white head. Aroma is bad. Wet sticks, popadom, vegetal, compost bin. Ergh. Body is medium, some spritz, a little foamy. Taste is much, much better than the aroma - though that wouldn’t be difficult. Lemon, sweet caramel, slight sherbet.
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th July 2014
Very hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Light malt with a little sweet cream. Light hops - ripe orange whisper of some Sorachi like lemon, Light dry finish. Not bad but the hops could be punchier.
allmyvinyl (7727) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas are quite light, lime, mandarin, not much else. Taste brings a little maltiness, but only a faint tropical bitterness. Really not much going on here, more like a souped-up bitter than an IPA.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. It pours dark amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is sweet pineapple, tangerine, persimmon, earth, pine and varnish. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, spice, varnish, pine, resin, roasted pineapple, nectarine and orange peel with a dry finish. Touch of alcohol in the background. Medium body and fine carbonation. Perhaps a touch sweet, but very nice nonetheless.