airrick2003 (415) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: beer is a hazy copper to amber hue, has a very large beige head that settles into a nice density that towers above the glass
Aroma: bread, kind of faint, almost some licorice,
Taste: very subtle malt, very subtle all around until the finish which is bitter and with a pepper spice
Palate: very light mouthfeel, too light for this type of beer, lively carbonation, bitter aftertaste
Overall: not one of my favorite ipa's, pretty bland all around
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
williamherbert (1232) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange, with decent upward carbonation. Thick meringue of head, and it lasts.
The aroma isn’t good or bad, there is just not much there to evaluate. Chlorine I guess? If you agitate it there is a slightly earthy malt. You have to let it warm up and swish it around to get any aroma out of it.
The hops are bitter (Fuggles?) with a toffee malt flavor. I suppose it’s the English in it, but the hops are better than most English ales.
The feel is chunky and foamy. This is a solid brew; I poured myself another one.
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 Bottle @ home. Dark gold, very little head with no lacing. Aroma of apricot, sulphur and astringency. Taste is a fruity bitter with an astringent kick. The mouthfeel is indeed silky and gorgeous. I found this a hard beer to rate: I like it but at the same time find it heavy going. So a decent 3.4 to say I appreciate its value and heritage, and it has some lovely characteristics, but it’s not one of my regular go-to beers.
arkurzynski (1406) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep burnt orange with brown hues. Caramel and toasted malt with grassy, slightly citrus hops. Flavor is sticky caramel malt with an herbal/citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Jello-like palate at times. Somewhat sticky. Mild residual grass.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle – BCA – Bronze in colour. Hoppy; earthy and grassy hops. Fruity; bitter citrus orange and lemon. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Quite lively carbonation. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Bitter hoppy citrus fruity dry IPA. Long bitter hoppy aftertaste. Nice IPA!
beerfest5 (1067) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical IPA from a solid Burton brewer. Fantastic balance between the bready malts and spicy hops. The point here is a good session ale, not a hop bomb
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - might have a little age on it, but it seems to have held up okay considering. Slightly murky orange amber pour with a small frothy head. Earthy and spicy hops, fairly crisp and lively on the tongue. Decent.
pinkie (427) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange amber, slight haze and only a few bubbles wafting to the top. The head is tan, orange tinted, thick and creamy. meringue like and does not want to fall. Nose is subdued and very very shy. Some citrus but very faint. Nose favors the malt with a light caramel and a bit of bread. Grassy herbal and some spice from hops. It has a small dank quality that I would also call pungent. The taste follows the nose all the way except it has an almost nutty taste that I find strangely out of place. It has no pine or resin but it does leave a bit of stickiness in a pungent and dry finish with plenty of spice and only a hint of the caramel sweetness. The bitter is moderate but it accumulates in the drink. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy.
Different. But the floral grows on the nose as it warms.
coolpop (1372) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured pale gold with a medium-sized white head. Aroma was classic English hops: spicy, floral, slightly peppery and piney. Also some bready, earthy yeast and toasted malt. Flavor is spicy, peppery, slightly resinous hops, some light citrus, toasted, bready malt. Quite nicely balanced and very unlike an American IPA. Full mouthfeel and spot on carb.
leebotton (146) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yeasty rich cereal malt flavour with some pine / spruce. Nice red color. Noticeable but good yeast character. A little boring in actual grain flavours but easy to drink whilst not being really underwhelming.