gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2017 Roadcat (2) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - DEC 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
There are lots of very good arguments about why beer shouldn’t be packaged in clear glass bottles, normally I agree with them in general but in IPA Gold’s case that would have meant missing out on it’s beautiful golden colour. Unfortunately the colour is the best thing about this ale. The aroma is typical of Greene King and always reminds me slightly of stale cigarette smoke. The beer is not quite insipid, but definitely watery and lacking in flavour and despite pouring a good initial head it rapidly falls. All-in-all rather disappointing.
50 cl bottle from Superstore in Wokingham, sampled on June 24, 2017.Rubin77 (2113) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2017
No BB date that I can find.
Clear pale golden color, medium sized white head. Malty, sweet, caramel, biscuit, floral hoppy scent. Malty, mineral, a tad buttery, herbal hoppy taste. Mineral, herbal hoppy, some butter aftertaste. Medium light with high CO2 mouthfeel, low bitterness. Fairly dry finish.
F: big, white, average retention.
C: gold, clear.
A: malty, caramel, floral, fruity, citrus.
T: malt, caramel sweetness, sweet grassy, bread, bit of lemon, medium body, medium carbonation, must be properly cold to be so-so drinkable, why IPA nobody knows, 0,5l bottle from Sainsbury’s supermarket, Camden, London.
jamiemac87 (170) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle from Tesco.
As soon as this was opened I knew it was going to be ropey.
Aroma was musty and old.
Taste was pretty dire; earthiness and not much else.
Thin and unexciting
Drain pour about 3 mouthfuls in. Davros IX (354) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A very pleasant beer. Hops and an underlying floral flavour. It could have probably coped with a bit more chilling, but it was still very nice and a pleasant surprise.
CH-303 (2240) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Tiny fizzy head.
Tom303 (136) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Aroma: Light malt/fruit/hops.
Taste: Some light malt, slight hops. Some sweetness. Crisp. Ok.
Bought: Sainsbury’s (England), 500 ml, £?.??
Info: 20/3-2017, BB: 31/12-2017
Nice Gold colour thinish head. Sweet fruity aroma. Taste is nice sweet malt with citrus fruitiness and dryness but not too strong/overpowering so a nice easy drinker. jandorris (687) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 27, 2017
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Pours a pale blonde colour. Aroma is of fag ash.Some Kentish hops and more fag ash on the taste. Ok to drink but a bit would be nicer if it didn’t taste of discarded Benson and Hedges Sigmund (7465) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
Clear 500 ml bottle, from a corner shop in London. ABV is 4.1%. Golden colour, large white head. Heineken-like aroma of lightstruck hops, not unpleasant though, also hints of toffee. Fairly fresh and refreshing flavour, not very exciting, but not bad. dynamiteninja (1863) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Clear gold body with a frothy white head with no retention. Nose is bread, citrus and peppery hops, tangerine syrup. The beer is bittersweet, with hop bitterness and what seem like added sugar. Dry finish. Surprisingly good this.