rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber/orange color, a bit hazy, offwhite head. Malty, citric aroma with toffee notes. Fruity, hoppy metallic flavor, grassy, quite bitter after a while, soapy notes. Rather long grassy bitter finish.
larsniclas (6653) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a fizzy, off-white head.
Light sourish fruity aroma; grapefruit and some toffee.
Late and dry, grassy bitterness. Also some chocolate-flavour.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ TimE’s House: pellucid copper color, thick white head and a firm sheet of lacing. Orange, biscuit and oatmeal cookie in the aroma. Light husk and malts along with a light citrusy note in the finsh. The tail is long and malty, citrusy, and actually fairly hoppy for a british style ale. Thanks to Erick for bringing this from England.
Capa (2616) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean, deep copper color. Aroma is of hops, banana, and citrus. Flavor is dry hoppiness, caramel malt, earth tones, and some fruit. Finishes with nice bitterness. Nice charecter with great hop flavor. Very enjoyable.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-golden with a nice head. The aroma is nice and hoppy. The flavour is quite full and has nice notes of fruity hops, citrus and a hint of caramel. It’s a nice IPA.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Worthington’s White Shield
Date: April 08, 1999
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Appearance: hdzy dark amber, frothy tan head
Aroma: light floral hop aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, very distinctive, low bitterness
Name: Worthington’s White Shield
Date: April 15, 2000
slight sweetness, when it warms a wonderful malt character emerges, malty with well balanced hops, nice underlying bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange amber. A deliciously malty IPA with earthy and fruity qualities and perfect bitterness. Fantastic!
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.