HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml. Ordered through Waitrose/Ocardo. I allowed it to settle in the cooler for 12 hours. It was very lively on opening and could not wait to be poured, but we are talking about a fine bottle conditioned ale here! In the glass, it was a coppery/amber with a large white head. It has a lovely pale malt aroma to it and a hint of fruitiness. The flavour was fantastic; a lovely balance of hops and malts. A good body and smooth with it. The pale malt lingers, finishing with a wicked dry bitterness. It left me wanting more.
JayNW (12) - Crewe, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is awesome. There’s nothing flashy about it but this is what IPA is all about for me. It’s spot on. Some of this beer would definately be in my desert island suitcase. A classic.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 500ml bottle. Bought autumn 2006, drunk June 2007.
Pours a lovely copper colour with a medium head that is retained. Some hoppy scent to it and a straight forward classic bitter taste, with a good long finish. Very refreshing and very well-balanced, this is not a fancy beer, just a great example of the style. You can do a lot worse!
Cask version sampled at the White Horse, for "Still here Mr. Selle?" session, at their Winter Beer Festival, 28th Nov 08. Very similar - probably a bit better 7/3/8/4/16.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle the The Horse. Nice hoppy and grassy nose with just a lick of alcohol. Great dark blonde looks with a copper hue and a very good well behaved head. Flavour is standard but good. Reasonable balance. Pretty good.
johndoughty (4728) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A classic botlled beer from the days when it was often the only real beer in a keg only landscape. Nutty, sllightly tea like taste. Slightly explosive onopening which was a bit off putting. Poured with a big head. A very good beer that made me feel quite nostalgic.
joe19612 (2432) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Lovely hazy amber colour with a thick white head. Malty, with caramel aroma with a hoppy fruity note. Hoppy fruity flavor with a dry and bitter finish. Lovely beer.
bierkoning (11862) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. Always wanted to try this beer, and after more than 25 years of serious beer tasting, now the time has come. Light gusher, amber color. Vinous aroma with raisin, apple and a hint of hops. Sweetish hopbitter flavor with hints of laurel and apple. Butterscotch. Long nutty bitter aftertaste. An OK experience, but not a dream come true.
Svesse (7610) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, White horse, Parson’s Green, London 26 Apr 2007) Amber colour with firm off-white head, sparkling and lively. Fruity nose with dark fruit and underlying malt. Fruity taste with a firm malty background. Notes of dried fruit, raspberries and earthy hops in the finish. Very nice brew.
cgarvieuk (19732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Ruby coloured ale, with a sharp citric nose and a citrusy cremola foam, touch of real lemonade real juicy malt. 3.6
bottle at home 15-11-11 Online Mass tasting (http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/worthington-wh ... copper ... little gush ... big off white foam head ... light spicy sweet toffee malt nose...quite fizzy ... creamy caramel malts ... little blackcurrant ... little figgy plum ... soft yeastyness ... i like the soft yeasty character ... its really quite mellow ...little chalky herbalness ... and a little spicy peperyness... all round im enjoying if not loving this beer 3.7
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned, and lively enough to attempt to pour itself. Luckily I got there first. pours a good bronze, well carbonated with big creamy head which clings to the glass - if I hadn’t poured it myself I’d swear this was on cask. Very classy - aroma brisk and hoppy with a hint of spiciness. Palate smooth and full, lingering bitterness and malty notes. Great balance of richness and prominent hoppy freshness - great for a hot day, I can see this going down well as an early IPA. Great beer.