Sjohnh (998) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2017 Theydon_Bois (20195) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at my parents house, from JS thanks to the old man, 25/01/13.
Hazed mid amber with a good sized frothy white head that retains well.
Nose carries muted hop tones - dumbed down and not very fresh, caramel malts, orange, lemon sherbet, hint of soap, a general musty and tired aroma. Lots of descriptors but none make it score more than 5 !
Taste comprises faded hops, touch of pine, citrus, orange marmalade, caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some hop bitterness in a dry finish.
A pretty basic and below par IPA.
Well, why not? Looks OK, clear amber with a fluffy white head and lacing. Medium body. Aroma somewhat subdued, marmalade perhaps. Flavour has caramel, orange, grapefruit. Average, but drinkable. mr_h (5743) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2017
355ml bottle (bb 1 Nov 2017), at home on 5 Feb 2017, from Sainsbury’s, Ayr Road, Prestwick, floral, toffee, citrus aroma, amber with a thin lively off-white head, orange, toffee, rather fizzy. Swaroga (2223) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Aroma has sweetish notes of grains reminding sponge cake and some cooked fruits. Taste, unfortunately is horrible. The beer is surely old but it doesn’t explain lack of taste with nail polish and old cloth flavour. Bad one. Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Pours golden orange. Not much aroma. Taste is more malty than hoppy. Quite a full bodied malty profile with delicate background citrus floral hops. Quite disappointing for an IPA, too light on hop flavour BarleyBrain (5) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016 does not count
Aroma: very malty, not so much hop aroma although it is present. Just.
Appearance: nice amber colour. Decent carbonation. Off white head, not too bad at sticking around. Some lacing present.
Flavour: it is a generic classic IPA taste, very malty with a good bitterness, but with a very spicy hop taste, they dont jump out as any particular hop but they taste nice. There is no unusual flavours
Palate: very sharp carbonation but after that its a decent bodied beer. Could be less carbonated though.
For £1.25 a bottle (355ml) and 6.3% this is a decent beer! Of course it wont stand up to big tropical ipa’s but this has a good character to it for when you want a different taste to your ipa’s than what every craft brewery is doing with ipa’s
jjsint (3328) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Honeyed gold, clear with a tiny head. Honey and some gluey malt I the aroma. Tastes better than I’d thought it would: bittersweet with tropical fruit notes, turning exceptionally bitter. Harsh acidic note in the the short to medium finish, not a lot on the aftertaste. Drinkable although not all that. Heidbummer (735) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2016
This is not an IPA. American pale maybe. It’s a generic ale really. Minimal aroma (hint of citrus and some malt). For the abv it’s thin. Tastes like they used hop concentrate not hops - has that metallic sweetness which characterises mass brewed "craft" beers. It’s OK but compared to Tesco’s finest beers this is poor. MayumiH (1214) - - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber colour. Fairy mild tasting IPA. Light caramel malty with some citrus and hop bite. Easy drinking. Ktwse (5247) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Pours cloudy orange with low white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light citrus. Taste is light caramel sweet with a mild bitter finish. Body is too light and smooth with average carbonation. andriesradu (707) - ROMANIA - AUG 6, 2016
Pours dark orange with a moderate,long lasting white head. Sweet,toffee,caramel aroma. Flavor is quite similar with a light bittermess.