Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 03/09/12.
Clear golden with a medium off-white head.
Hops, pine, tropical fruits on the nose.
Taste as nose with caramel malt backbone.
Medium bodied and carbonation leading to a bitter sweet finish. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
At Craft Clerkenwell, London. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grassy, citrus, pine apples, peach, some floral notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, pine apples, mango, some grapes. Quite nice. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
On tap at Craft Islington. Clear mid gold with lasting white head. Yes now us a nicely hoppy ipa. Almost on the radox side of piney. Not a huge aroma. Sherberty hops in mouth. Just a crash of piney grapefruit and lemon. Pretty damn good and a sublime ipa from an English brewer. Lovely. More please barman. Hides abv well. TBone (17542) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 500ml (Beer Hunters). Golden color, slightly hayish, decent white head, lace. Dry grassy and oily aroma. Medium-bodied. Resin, some citrus, reasonably long aftertaste. Unfortunately quite simple and not very westcoastish. Dissapointment from Thornbridge. chrisv10 (17435) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
Backlog. Tap @ Cockney as "Bear State". Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, floral, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, floral, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2017
On tap at Haand Festival. As Bear State, A clear, golden colored beer with a nice off-white head. Piney, lightly grassy aroma with some pale malts and notes of hay. It’s a bit sweet on the palate, with a decent bitterness. It’s full bodied and with a pleasant carbonation. Pine cones, some grass and pale malts in the flavor, and a lasting finish. A nice and refreshing beer that shouldn’t scare many. 160527 Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Tap @ Christian 4tal Pale Ale Festival 2016, Odense. Pours clear golden with a creamy white head. Straw, grass and peach. Dry hoppy finish with a dusty citrus hoppy note. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2015
Tap (Schrammi Keller, Tartu)Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Lovely fruity hop aroma, but plenty of sweet caramelly malts too. Portends some stickiness or stodginess. Initial taste did show some signs of that, a bit of starchiness in the malts, but otherwise malty grainy, a little nutty, quite bitter. Some white peppery bitterness in the finish. Stays on the tongue for a while, but opens up to full leafy hop flowers. Reminds me of the midget hops we used to brew with. Covers the 7% well. Nice reclaim of the IPA style back onto English soil - I could run with this version.
Bottle shared with Jaap @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy yellow to light orange color, medium to full sized white head. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly citrus peel, lightly floral. Taste malts, hops, a bit floral, medium bitterness. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
[5/11/16] Draught at Taphouse in Copenhagen. Clear golden. Dank oniony hops aroma. Flavor has some sweetness, and lots of bitter leafy and oniony hops. Medium-bodied.