ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foggy bright orange in color with a pinkish white head. Soft mouthfeel, pale in flavor. Simple, well balanced and almost fruity.
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg, Greven. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrussy hops, wood, leather. Taste is moderate bitter,fruity and resiny, wood and with a nice malty background. Lingering fresh bitter, also noticeable spices at finish, good.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the National Brewery Centre
This sample was much better than the red shield. It’s still not a great beer but at least if I had to choose between the three options this one would be drinkable past a half pint. Get it on tap if you can.
Aroma / Appearance - The amber base and skittish head provide the base for thick white legs. Muted caramel, stale oranges, and then malt drive home an IPA that is about as far from a hop bomb as you can get while not being off.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Sweet sips of glazed cheesecake tickle the palate before a dry malty finish. This is far less hop forward than I expected for an IPA but if it is brewed to a historic recipe I can see why. It’s probably the best of the Worthington lineup (that I have tried).
demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint .9 fl oz bottle: Aroma is got a pretty nice alcohol note right off the bat, grainya sweet almost cough drop note, a big vanilla note upfront. This made me think that this was oak aged, and a bit of fruit notes. Appearance is golden with some light amber lacing and a thick white head that lingers around for quite a while. Taste is pretty clean, nicely balanced hop and malt textures, a bit complex on the palate. Taste is interesting because it goes through phases. Nice! I really enjoyed this one! Cheers!
Grzesiek79 (2734) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dobre i ciekawe IPA z Anglii. Piana kremowa i trwala. Kolor bursztynowy, a zapach orzechowo-migdalowy. W smaku zas bardzo tresciwe gozkie i wytrawne z lekka nuta slodyczy w tle. Ciekawe polaczenie i kombinacja smakow. Oszczedna etykieta ale ogolnie piwo jest dobre.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
an odd import found at a shop. Its a pretty beer with its clear red color and well nice fluffy white head. Aroma is butter grainy rolls and just a bit of flowers hidden in there. The taste is a mineral and caramel mix. I like the real ale texture of it though that saves this mostly standard offering. Odd how mild the hoppiness is in this IPA. Guess im a spoiled american in that regard.
kaser (1768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured this from liter bottle. Had a "best before" date of a year from now. Weird. Amber red pour with a lot of white head. Earthy malt aroma. Very uniques taste. Bitter, grainy, cereal, spicy, yet somewhat floral taste. Wasn't what unexpected. Average but drinkable beer
RichTheVillan (1631) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco; I’m having a cheap Sunday afternoon beer ticking odyssey £10 for 6 bottles, I’m not afraid to drain pour if I don’t like.
Hazy copper pour with a huge off white head, floral and malt aroma, taste of biscuity malts outweigh the hoppiness, some caramel and spice. Decent English IPA, drank the lot.
olr1984 (712) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle pours clear gold with a large white head. Yeast aroma. Pretty mild ipa wheat taste. Drinkable
popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rich amber-copper color. Some haze. Big white head that expands quickly with a hard pour. Solid chunks of lace sticking to the walls of the glass. Very pretty beer. Lots of English hops in the aroma; I’m not good at this, but my guess would be Goldings. It has a sweet citrus aroma shot through with a peppery spice. I’m not enjoying the malt contribution as much. The caramel sweetness is a bit limp and doesn’t quite have that luxurious quality of that I love in other English beers. Perhaps, a touch of diacetyl, not that it’s a problem, just a little English twist. The taste adds an interesting mineral note but loses some hop brightness. The malt is still a bit underwhelming. The bitterness seems to have that lasting dry flavor that I think of coming from Burton’s hard water. Still, the beer either needs a richer malt sweetness or a drier profile. The malt bill kinda plays the middle and doesn’t do a great job of it. Good yeasty, mildly bitter finish, though. It’s an easy drinking beer. Mouthfeel is relatively gentle. The attempt to mimic cask ale doesn’t work all that well, but it’s a good thought - I recommend a relatively hard pour and patience. The drying finish helps a lot. Drinks easily. It’s always fun to try a good English beer. Too few make it across the Atlantic.