LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle thanks to Sparky27. Pours a slightly cloudy light brown with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malt, toasted malt. Flavor of plenty of caramel and toasted malts, some light fruity notes, and floral hops. Overall it was ok but a little too malty for an IPA (even an English IPA).
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Clear amber color/ white head. Floral leafy hop aromas. medium body. Mild floral citrus hop flavors on a lightly sweet caramel and stale cardboard malt base. obguthr (6367) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Outstanding tangerine nose with associated orange and lemon notes. Clear orange, medium yellow head, great lacing. Grapefruit and tea flavor. Grapefruit peel finish. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side. Really a wonderful American style IPA, despite the Union Jack on the label. One major flaw: sold in small bottles (22 oz.) I want this by the growler! Thanks, Bockhorsey! bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22oz bottle. Murky dark golden with a small head. Super wheaty, soapy, and smells like ass. Whoa, tartness...something is off here. Will need to re-visit. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22. pours a slightly hazy medium orange with no head, lace, or legs. oranges and cream on the nose. creamy medium body. mild carb. vinegar, band aids, and scotch tape on the mid palate. long tangy tart finish. whoops.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bomber. Poured hazy medium orange with almost no head sticking around. The aroma picked up orange, pineapple, and lesser caramel sweetness with floral and black peppery accents.. balance was well done, with more intriguing black pepper on the back. The flavor found pineapple meat and caramel at the core with lots of bright citrus bitterness and peppery notes on the edges.. a bit sour and metallic at times with fruity character.. finished tart, tacky, and bitter with more citrus and a little brown sugar. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. the sourness really took over as it warmed up, and didn’t work so well. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with an average off white head. Nose is orange/pineapple. Taste is toasted grains, toffee, caramel, apricot, orange. A nice English style IPA. Not my favorite style, but a tasty sessionable IPA anyways. Balanced more toward the malts than i prefer. Body is medium, carbaontion is adequate. thefrutigers (105) - , Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
bottle: poured hazy orange. Smelled piney and slighty malty sweet. Taste was different from other IPA’s very bitter loads of flavor with a metallic feel in the taste with a sweet grainy flavor. Overall: Very drinkable, but the metallic flavor from the hops (I assume) is just not my cup of tea. User37895 (3042) - - APR 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey in our latest beer exchange. The pour was a full orange color with some haze, an off-white to white colored head. The aroma was caramel, floral, biscuity. The flavor was floral hops, spicey bittering elements, tea bags, caramel, biscuits, and some lightly fruity overall aspects. An English take on the style, not too bad, nothing to write home about. Thanks, Bill, always a pleasure, always appreciative of your generosity. JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2009
This is a good IPA. Copper color. Short, white head. Bitter hop aroma with lots of citrus, and some pine. Mild hop bite, much less than I expected from the big aroma, but still good flavor.