josebullied (5) - - APR 6, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale has a beautiful copper colour. Very drinkable. Nothing really stands out about this ale. The only downside it's lingering bitter aftertaste.
tommyhannon (8) - dunmore. county galway, IRELAND - APR 4, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely rich amber ale with a strong lasting frothy head. Satisfying malts on immediate taste leading to a richer fuller depth of toffee and caramel. Finishes off nicely with a hint of citrus. An excellent accompaniment to steak and kidney pie or similar hearty dishes.
felsenpils (106) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Pours with a massive head and great foam retention. It says "bottle conditioned" on the label and there is indeed some yeast on the bottom of the bottle. A very clean ale aroma. The color is dark amber. Rather intense bitterness with a nice malt balance. This IPA does not have the ester quality of a Samuel Smith´s, but is nonetheless a very nice English ale. I really like the lack of floral hop oil that is so exaggerated in every American IPA. Great traditional beer.
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask was pretty tasteless and bland. Bottle was a bit more positive, clean and fresh but still lacking a little something. Inoffensive session-y beer.
Renobob (577) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille. Arômes de malts, houblon plus faible. Beaucoup de fraîcheur au palais, IPA très correcte. Finale sèche et amère.
terrybail (571) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO
Does not taste much like an IPA even an English one more like an ESB
HipHopOpotamus (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Very drinkable in large numbers, its ok, but not that much hops or taste that jumps out at you.
probstblueribbon (2872) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper with a large orange-light tan head.
Aroma: Citrus and floral hops, somewhat earthy and woodsy, British caramel/toffee malts, alright.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with a slightly fruitier character, decidedly British; dry with fair bitterness and a dry caramel/toffee and citrusy hop finish.
Not too exciting, but drinkable.
StevieT (545) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Very malty and dark for an IPA, so smooth with only a hint of hops. I liked it a lot.
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light hops, a bit of citrus fruit and some light UK sourness. Flavour of bready malt, light hops, some paper and fruit. Light bitter finish. Meh. Average bodied. It’s O.K., nothing more.