Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a pleasing stong bitter hoppy flavor strait away. I dont remember it being such a good IPA. Its still one of the best around.
ohitsbrad (8) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2 December 2005, Bottled Best Before Apr 06:
Mostly clear dark orange colour with a large dense whipped cream white head. Looks impressive in the glass, the head rises well above the rim and holds its form remarkably well. Large clumps of foam adorn the glass. Aroma is a little fruity (peach, orange?) with hints of honey and pine. But I also get some vanilla, icecream, off-cream and soapy aromas. Flavour doesn’t seem to be quite as strong as the aroma, but is fairly bitter, hoppy and tastes of vanilla, cream and soap. The head is creamy over the lips but the mouthfeel is fairly light.
I’m not quite sure why I’m getting the sour milk/off cream and soapy flavours. I was a little suspect.
fiulijn (13070) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber color; compact head, lively bottle. Basic but quite nice hoppy aroma. Some malt, pretty strong hopping, strong flavor, some resins. Good example.
JonMoore (1662) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Effervescent amber with a huge rocky head. Aroma is hoppy with some fruit and restrained malt. Taste - I was expecting a lot, and I’ve not been disappointed - is great; very well balanced malts and hops, with some lovely fruit and spices. This is a great IPA.
jerohen (1934) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (BB 09-06-2006). Clear copper/bronze coloured, big head. Hoppy aroma, bitter flavour. Typical ESB, not really my thing.
scotty (1015) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely pale bronze colour, good steady bead, resulting in a long lasting typical bottle conditioned fluffy head. Fresh malt on the nose, along with zesty fruity hops. Palate is packed with well balanced malt and spicy hops, this mix delights the taste buds well after the final gulp. A very well balanced brew, good strength. Nice to see it again. Vic Wines Kelso, 4 for £5.99.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Cask gravity at Notts BF 05. Slightly hazy but I had been waiting 3 days to get my hands on this, so I didn’t mind that it wasn’t quite ready yet. Hazy orange colour, no head. Good hoppy, fruity nose. Good citrus fruits and some sweet strawberry which carry on to a zesty finish. Grapes in the fruit mix as well.
500ml bottle from Morrisons in Margate as part of the UK Mass White Shield Tasting.
http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/worthington-white a clear copper amber colour with a lasting persistant near beige head. Very little sediment in the bottle if any. Aroma is some yeast, some minerality and some hops. Some dusty earthiness. It’s surprisingly hoppy. You know what I still like this. It’s a grower. It’s a tasty hoppy beer. Mmmm, yes I really am liking this and the earthyness of the hops. Some toffee malts develop. Touch too carbonated.
7 48316 3.8/5.0
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Nottm BF. An orange/copper coloured beer with a sharp citrus hop aroma featuring some grapefruit notes. The taste is nicely mellow with clean thick alcohol notes. I noted some grapes (admittedly after Ian pointed them out). A well brewed quite sharp beer which if anything is over bitter. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.5. Average becomes 3.4
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with no head, light bubbling. Mild aroma of malt and yeast. No idea on how old this bottle is, but I have my suspicions due to bottling by King & Barnes (closed in 2000?). A bit flat. Flavor is good, malty citrus sweet. Very mildly bitter. Nothing offensive, but nothing outstanding either. As with the other K&B beer I’ve rated, this one would have done better with a touch more carbonation. Drinking deeper results in more hop bittering. Not bad. Only marking is on rear label, B04AFL. My local store has a stash of K&B beers for some odd reason.
ALLOVATE (2229) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The classic East India pale ale that helped make Burton-upon-Trent famous. This beer, along with Bass, Allsopp and Flowers, were the beginnings of a part of history it seems still remains shrouded in mystery. Tasted from the bottle and poured into an English pint glass, cool and not cold. Hazy and glazed looking, dark gold body with a high amount of fine carbonation raising up a huge fluffy white head, that persisted for the length and left gluggy webs of lace down the sides. Yeasty, toffee and sweet apple nose, tangy with a hint of melonous fruity esters. Sugary sweet, vanilla, sticky toffee and toasted malt in the mouth, a little overpowering, but thankfully it remained from becoming cloying. Lightly spicy and bready, medium bodied and soft in carbonation, the hops took a little while to kick in in the back, raspy, grassy and fruity mix, almost tangy before a malty and fruity swallow that was quite bitter and fresh. Not bad, a little too sweet for my liking but still a decent thirst quencher even with brewing being controlled by the Molson-Coors conglomerate. Easy drinking. (50cL, 15/04/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)