sound67 (621) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 50cl bottle. Hazy copper colour (biottle-conditioned "real ale"), big, foamy white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma of oranges and raisins. Citrus fruit, hops and malt are well-balanced to create a rounded, medium-bitter flavour, with a lasting but not excessive bitter aftertaste. Add the low carbonation and what you get is an excellent ale that is drinking very nicely. It actually says "IPA" on the label, but the hops aren’t dominant enough for it to qualify as such. Still, as a bitter it’s highly satisfactory!
mkel07 (5085) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Rich coppery colour with a deep head of off white, pillowy foam. Looks comnplex and robuts with aromas of citrus, raisins and spiced fruit. Well balanced with little bitterness. Smooth in the mouth with little afttertaste.
Gary (1840) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 (Bottled) Big foamy head , nice stuff here ; its got substantial hoppiness , pretty grassy and bitter ; balanced with caramel sweetness
Very easy to swill.
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BBE 11/2007)@The White Horse, Parsons Green. Amber colour, big fluffy beige head. Aroma is wood, parfume, some earth and quite strong cardboardy and rubbery notes. Flavour is raisins, sweet malts, some grass and mild wooden notes. Flavour ruined about being too old, but the flavour had turned out quite interesting.
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (BB 11/2007).
Clear amber color, big cloudy off-white head. A bit caramelly, grassy bitterness. Grassy, cardboardish, raisins in the flavor. This "vintage" bottle was too old ... we got it at The White Horse, London.
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark amber pour with decent white head. Clean, fruity aroma. Hoppy, grassy, fresh, nicely balanced beer. Very drinkable indeed. Had this on draught a few times last year too and it was sublime.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a lasting medium white head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel and floral notes. The flavour is rich malt, biscuit, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Smooth mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness that’s balanced very well with the malt. A delicious IPA.
daniele (7959) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto grossolana buona persistenza in bocca note tostate luppolo buon amaro discreta secchezza leggero legno
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This historic ale was bought in the town of Cheddar, Southern England. Dark amber colour, high and dense head, fresh grape fruity and peachy aroma, soft yeasty palate with all necessary components - malt, fruits, spices and hooooops... Great.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2007. Sampled on May 17, 2009. Thanks goes to Mikael.
Pale copper colour with pale white head. The hoparoma is not lost - here are notes of summery meadow, but on low levels.. Taste is of flowers and light caramel. Body is lively with surprisingly high Co2, with mushy mouthfeel and a medium maltiness.