imdownthepub (15378) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Olde Reinedeer, Banbury, Oxon. Yellow gold, bright and clear with white bubbly head. The long awaited arrival of this new Hook Norton beer and it was worth the wait. An early pull from the newly arrived beer, the pump clip was not even in place, and I was not disapointed. This is truly an English IPA, bitter fresh hops dominate the crisp light malt base. Hops are added throughout in the brew and the Hop back. Fresh grassy, hay like flavours with a bitter orange peel finish. Lovely. thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a bright golden colour with a white fluffy two finger head. The aroma has mainly hints of peach and a little bit of citrus and the taste is fairly fruity with a smooth finish one of hook nortons best beers. Jetulio (119) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - SEP 2, 2013
500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass MiP (15980) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
Appearance....... amber beer with a 2 fingers
head colour white
Aroma............... spices and hop, strong smell with a little touch of malty aroma too
Taste........grassy and malty start, bitterness appears soon lasting all the time with a dry finish
Mouthfeel........... medium body and soft carbonation
Overall............ a very nice india ale, bitterness is present with different additions of malt and dryness.
Cask, 5.3%. Good fruity, nicely rough aroma. Cloudy copper colour. Frothy white head, quite stable for a cask ale. Very flavourful, with a good fruitiness and nicely rough notes. A little sweet from the hops. Very good. Fin (10970) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Cask at Oxford Beer Festival 11-10-07 Poured warm golden but verging on orange a quite lovely colour in fact. Fresh hops waft on the nose. Tasted succulent wonderful soft maltiness combining well with those lovely fresh bitter hops, a truly lovely, well balanced beer and another fine addition to the Hook Norton portfolio.