Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
Cask at CBC, London. Dark amber pour with a light, tan head. Has a big, raw and fresh hop aroma, some grapefruit and pine. Medium sweet with toasty malts, lots of bitterness, very resinous pine, mild earth, some grapefruit, light grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky, resiny hop finish, some toasted sugars and malts, justs lots of raw hops. I love this stuff. haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle at home, cask at Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. Hoppy amber ale? Get in there! It’s an almost-there beer; caramel is spiked with slight spice, finish is dry and not cloying, flavours assertive and not clashing, hops prominent but not dominant.
Just up everything another notch on the dial, lads, and you’ve got an amber that everyone will want to clone. dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle at home. Deep copper amber pour, small bubbly tan head. Nose is big pine, grapefruit. Hint of toffee. Delightful smooth caramel on the taste, quickly matched by lovely, massively refreshing orange/grapefruit hops. Really nicely balanced, good hoppy session beer. Yum. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2011
Draughts at The White Horse (London). Very well balanced indeed, was popular around the table. Good enough to pull me away from the good cask selection for a couple of pints. FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2011
On tap at Magic Rock launch night, North Bar, Leeds. Pours a very nice red with. Aroma of sweetness and hops, very nicely balanced, actually. Taste is toffee-ish, with lots of hops. Very nicely balanced. Fruity, too. Drinkable. Very nice and balanced, though I prefer the fuller taste of 5AM Saint.
evergreen0199 (3493) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. An amber/red coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes of caramel, malty, fruity. Rather thin for my liking. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
another solid brew here, fresh from santa sleigh, nice red session ale with a healthy dose of sweet fruity hops. Very drinkable and still tasty and medium bodied. very nice for a darker but still refreshing session ale. EdKing (2649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Pours Autumn red. Nose is spicy, oranges and sweet malt. Taste is spicy with orange and tangerine fruit. Then gives way to a more spicy red berry flavour on the palate. Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 Thanks Craig for sharing this bottle. Had this alongside the High Wire and Cannonball. An orange-red amber ale with a lacy white head. Aromas of pineapple, caramel, toffee and some pepper. Caramel flavour also, quite nutty, some fruits- passionfruit and orange again. A bit yeasty. OK. cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Bottle at home ... copper ... thin off white head ... soft spicy light toffee malt nose ... light bitter toffee front ... long soft toffee fruits ... little woody bitterness ... light citurs soapy hop finish
tap at red squirell ... copper ... thin tan head... soft toffee ... orange and passion fruit nose... light dry .... big passion fruit ... bitter woody .... ok 3.6
tap at brewery ... amber ... big white head ... big ns passion fruit nose ... zezty hop ... big ns ... soft fruits ..