mikovacic (11) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - AUG 4, 2015
Cooked vegetables, leaves, basement aromas, barnyard, earthy, butterscotch, leaves, cheese GuiPereira (3) - Sorocaba, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
Marvellous, light bodied, spicy and earthy hops with a slight citrus finnish. Drink from bottle at room temperature. Much more equilibrated than any other. tomivar (9) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
En meget god øl. Ettersmaken et den beste av samtlige øl jeg har smakt noensinne. Anbefales på det sterkeste. Braudog (6791) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2003
Reddish copper with a head that sustains kinda like a hot spring. Bit of a smoky grass aroma. The flavor is full-bodied, oakey, nutty, woodsy, with a hint of smoke and well rounded. An excellent ale with an 'old world' character. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2003
Oh, Mr. IPA - I could never be mad at you. God I love this style. Grabbing one or six brewed by the heavyweights at Fuller Smith and Turner doesn't hurt my day a bit. This brew pours a medium sparkling copper. The thick off white creamy dense head is fully lasting with stellar lacing that sticks to the side of my glass in gobbing sheets. The nose is fresh and and outstanding combination of toasted malt cereal, dried figs and raisins. The flavor is deep and complex starting slightly sweet and alcoholic and bringing up the rear with a burned caramel bitterness. The palate is perfect - full and creamy and soft. The finish feels just a tad chalky. Superb: Bravo!!
putrik (36) - - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Massor med smaker och balanserat välkryddad. En måltid i sig - dricks och njuts på fastande mage utan mat o tilltugg. groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2001
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 I guess my tastes have changed, but this is a tremendous IPA... similar to Sam Smith's IPA, though a little more refined... philgill (20) - - MAY 16, 2013
Wow, love the taste of this one. Bitterness lingers leaving citrus, grassy notes. Pours a deep gold, head dissipates quickly. Really is a tonic sound67 (761) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Hazy amber, big off-white head. ***
Nose: Mix of pinewood and toffee notes, some spices, orange peel. ***
Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit watery. Medium carbonation. ***
Taste: Tropical fruit, mild pinewood, some leather, hints of toffee and licorice at first. hops and toffee malt in the intriguing middle, again with a bit of licorice. Medicinal notes, pine and resin in the finish, long after taste of toffee, pine and some lemon. ***
Impressions: Different label, same complex, fascinating beer as always. Lots of different spices, fine malty depth, and still unmistakeably an IPA. Not only one of Fuller’s best beers, but one of the best of its style overall. Great beer!