LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, it is nice to see beer in clear bottles. Very attractive. This beer is the colour of barley sugars! The initial taste was good. Bitter, with a little sweetness. I drank it out of my Klosterbrau Bamberg glass. I could only drink a little of it, as it is too strong to drink much of. Besides, I wanted a Duvel. I had it in the same glass and it was delicious.
joe19612 (2783) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a light brown colour with no head. The aroma is very floral and the taste is very sweet with a touch of bitterness. Not bad but a typical Marstons beer could be better.
goozen (3921) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pint:This is one of mine favorite beerstyles an bitter thats extra special.
Amber brew with some bitternesh and some sweetness like fruits, citrus.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Poured a bright amber with orange highlights and a small frothy white head which didnít last that well. Aroma was malty, with hops, caramel, some biscuity notes and light marmalade in the back. Taste was decently hoppy, with a pine like bitterness, some orange peel, citrus, and light caramel in the back. Body was medium with soft carbonation and a good finish.
Nejhleader (1525) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
i thought this was a pretty bad IPA, had a bit of a floral aroma, tasted like I was chewing on a wild flower leaf. bad bitter dry aftertaste. why canít the founders(english) of the IPA make a good one?
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on a hot summer afternoon one might be tempted to order a cold lager ... if he hasnít got the chance to get hold of an Old Empire IPA that is ... IPAís are perfect thirst quenchers to start with and this one tops it with a overwhelming taste of fresh hops and a marvelous bitter aftertaste .... a great brew in an impressive bottle ...
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Perfumy, grainy and hoppy aroma. Dark yellow color, small white head, fair lace. Light sweet, nasty bitterness, grainy, perfumy, medium body. Plain and dull.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Bottle from some supermarket or other.
Gold with an amber tinge and just a rim of white bubbles. Quite tartly sweet. Alcohol shows quite clearly. Some nuts and malt and a slight hoppy bitterness in the finish. Boring.
mike_77 (6019) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale orange colour. Fresh hop aroma. Flavour is quite sharp and citrusy. An easy drink with a dryer finish with even a hint of ginger at the end.
Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours amber. The aroma is sweet and fruity up front with notes of woody, earthy and light bready malt in the background. Undertones of grass, hops, earth and pineapple. Fruits, bread and light spices in the flavour with hints of herbs, grass, mild pepper and a watery, syrupy pineapple sting. Light bitter with a light woody and rather hard mouthfeel. Not that sweet but quite sugary. Light but lingering bitterness. Light bodied. A good example of a poor English IPA.