LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona questa, una ottima IPA che però qui risulta premium bitter forse manca una manata di luppolo più convinta, però a me è piaciuta decisamente anche se l’aroma promette qualcosina di più.
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apperance; light brown a bitt hazy and foamy head. Aroma and flavor is fruits and som yeast, some bitter taste.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a quite delicious beer. An India Pale Ale, which this site does not directly acknowledge (premium bitter, fine, fine). I would imagine that many Americans would not like this because there are no American hops in it. Thick, creamy, bitter and sweet. It’s good to be spared the American hops, though I do like them. I do feel, however, that it will not be appreciated by our American cousins because it is not an unsubtle interpretation of an old British style of beer. American beer can be rather delightful, but its drinkers can be ignorant.
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 Bottle. What a strange old/young beer this is. Pours deep murky orange misting with sediment, however hard you try. Collared, slick and lacy all the way. Pretty outrageous yeast, hop and solvent aroma, chucking fresh cut green apples, sultanas, nutmeg, pine needles, burning plastic and nail polish remover into the blender. A dramatic entrance immediately reminiscent of the cask P2. Mouth wades in with apple strudel spiciness, pine, sneaking gooseberry, nuthusk, custard, dry roasted and too much phenolic alcohol harshness. For now. I’ve got a feeling that some time under the stairs could mellow this into a more integrated beer, with an Orval-like pungency of flavours. Nothing like an IPA in the contemporary, US-influenced, sledgehammer of citrus kind of way, but still some pretty concentrated, resinous hop flavours on show. Not to mention that apple custard yeastiness. Never drank a beer like this before.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark amber colour with tight white head. Superb fruity aroma - a complex mixture of mandarin, plum, peach and more. Beautifully balanced mixture of hop, malt and spice on the tongue with an excellent dry/hop/bitter finish. Exactly the right amount of carbonation gives this a top-notch palate. Compared to the ghastly, asthma-inducing, sulphur dioxide laden monstrosity of the 80’s this re-make wins hands down and is a wonderful beer.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of hops and malt. Dark amber colour with a large off white head. Slight aroma of hops and malt.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper colour, big yellowish head. Sweet and fruity and grassy hops aroma. Good bitterness blending with caramel malts, a touch of metal adds a bit of harshness, though. Well-carbonated. Quite nice, yet still room for improvement.
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Rerate during Worthington White Shield UK Online Mass Tasting. Initially fairly hoppy and bitter, followed by caramel malts. Score stands.
Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma has grassy hops and fruits. Flavour has sweet malts and fresh hops. Ends bitter dry. Ok beer.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A bit golden color. Aroma is bitter with some grass and spice. Taste is dry with lots of bitter and grassy notes.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep amber in colour with a foamy, off white head and moderate carbonation. Malty aroma, with some red fruit and dusty hops. Flavour started sweet, with caramel, orange, grassy hops and a hint of spice. There was a long, bitter finish to this very enjoyable beer. Great stuff.