boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013 Oakrock (130) - Helsinki, - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jesus, what a nice smell of fruit garden. This really calls you for a drink. The taste maybe a bit disappointing, althouhg fruity but also a bit ashtray in it. In any case quality beer and yes I would very much like to spend a night in a pub with my girl friend sipping this.
On tap at royal mile.. has pine arons..cloudy orange pour.taste is pretty deceny ..nothing really stans out..ok Acid303 (674) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Not bad for the beginners in the IPA world. There’s really not much to say...it’s not a top class beer, but works in giving a slight idea of what an IPA is. I like this one but, at similar level, I prefer the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It’s much more ilustrative. Kavu (4787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts, flavor is malts and some hops in the finish. Nice. SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 30, 2010
Agree with last poster, this is most atypical of a true IPA. Pours amber with decent enough head, which endured. Not much of an aroma, certainly not the hoppiness you might expect of an IPA, though quite smooth and dry on the palate. A rather curious one overall.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Well, they called it an IPA at the pub when I bought it, so an IPA it is for purposes of the review. Doesn’t measure up as an IPA (even a mild English IPA) in my book, unfortunately.
Pours a nice clear copper color, almost no head, though well carbonated. Pretty to look at, but the complete lack of foam cost it some points. Absolutely no aroma. Took several sips, smelled it again. And again. Still no aroma at all.
Some sweetness in the malt department, though thin in body. A slightly tangy hops flavor that lacks character. The overall maltiness and overall hoppiness do not seem out of line, but they do not seem to compliment each other, either.
An OK session beer, but like I said, not an IPA in my mind. Call it an ESB. Call it an amber ale.