Leighton (22328) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at the White Horse. Pours rich orange with a light, white head. Great citrus aroma. Pine too. Flavor holds tons of pineapple and some milder malts. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finish is decent, though the bitterness subsides quickly. Some short-lived resinous pine and tropical citrus. Good overall, but I wish the hops stuck around for a bit longer. Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 28th August 2014. Bottle at home only a couple of weeks since bottling. It pours clear golden-amber with a medium white. The nose is soft, juicy tropical fruits, light sweetness, brioche, candied peel, dough and light floral notes. The taste is crisp, bitter, juicy, a whole host of tropical goodness, light peppery, lemon peel, light grassy/floral stuff and earth with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Clean, crisp and crushable. As good as it’s ever been. A UK classic.
12th December 2010.On Tap as Punk X at White Horse, Parsons Green. Amber, foamy white head, high carbonation. Nose; dominant citrus (orange, lemon and passion fruit) with some floral. Taste; citrus fruits, pine, resin, not as bitter as hoped, but crisp and refreshing. Interesting but perhaps needs a bit more tweaking. cgarvieuk (26015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012 punk X in cloisters ... amber... bubbly white head ... loads or rising bubbles ... rich sweet hop nose ... too cold ... too fizzy ... juicy sweet resiny hops ... light bitter ... light bitter pine peel.... juicy resiny hop ... i find it hard to see past what for me is harsh carbonation (a personal preference) 8 4 8 1 15 3.6
wide filter ... very hazy amber orange ... thin white head ... big sweet resiny hop nose ... pineapple and passion fruit ... over fizzy ... sweet fruits ... light pine hop ... little harsh in body ... 3.6 madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2010
28th October 2010
Initially a freebie at the White Horse but subsequenlty I have paid for this a coupla times at the Rake so defo now a commercial brew. Clear amber beer with a residual suddy white head. Crispish palate, a little dry. Turns to a soft creamy malt base in the mouth - nice! Citric hoppy fresh orange and touches of grapefruit and lemon. Finishes semi dry and minerally with a long bitter aftertaste. Refreshing! The most West Coast UK IPA I have ever tasted. Side by side with regular Punk, Punk X made it taste tired and bitter!! Nor was any of the various blends of Punk and Punk X that the punters were putting together any better than Punk X. The original Punk just detracted each time IMHO. Yes Punk X could stand a little more bitterness but it’s a fine beer and for me clearly superior to the previous version. My apolgies to Punk stalwarts like Harrisoni and Mes&Sim but I have to call ’em like I see ’em!