zimbo (970) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Initiailly unspectacular in the class. Golden and clear to the eye with some reeasonable frothy head but no beading. Focused, spiky and some peppery bitterness with some intensity which is reasonablty sustained. There is a marmalade and ginger quality to about it as well though none of these are especially forward. Subtle, but it does grow on you. rauchbier (3926) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle, from Beverley Garden Centre. Gold, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Delicate sweet malt and restrained hop resin in the nose, quite fruity initially in the mouth with hints of blackcurrant then a building dry bitterness carrying with it a solid earthy hoppiness, bitter and fruity finish with peppery hop resin lingering with a slight blackcurrant tang. Stuartyboy (1753) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Clear golden beer (bottle) best served slightly below room temperature strong flavour of grapefruit with bitter sweet hoppy finish yespr (47060) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Hengler’s Circus. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, light hoppy, peachy. Smooth peachy, little downplayed, hoppy. Citrusy and mellow. Mild sweet and smooth fruity finish. Easy to drink. The_Reviewist (2) - Penicuik, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
Joker is a contradiction. It slides from the bottle with a cheeky burp and for the brightness of the amber colour and from the carbonation you’d be forgiven for thinking someone slipped Irn Bru into your beer bottle.
Hold’s a passable head as well. Admit it, you’re probably already curious.
The aroma doesn’t knock you out, in fact it’s subtle almost hidden under the usual metallic bottling process hues. But it’s there, a grapefruit, on a stick waiting to clock you soundly in the middle of the tongue. There are hints of dry summer earth and when it hits the tongue there’s a relaxing smooth drench of hops that doesn’t boot the points out of your face. The overall effect is a sweetly bitter and highly quaffable flavour that hits the chest with it’s fullness while the liquid itself marks the palate just on the slicker side of being mildly oily for an IPA.
It lingers on the tongue but not unpleasantly, with a closing quietness.
Overall it’s a nicely mild and drinkable IPA with some cheeky charms but nont of the character to deliver on the original promise.
wlajwl (7011) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Aroma is a mix of citrus and a hint of piney hops. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, sugar and a slight hop resin/bitterness in the finish. Palme (4816) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
0.5l bottle. Crystal clear and golden in color, and it has a small quickly sidesticking bubbly off-white head. Lot’s of zesty fruits on the aroma. A bit of yeast as well and it also has a light vegetal tone with hints of sweet caramel. OK I guess. Really watery both in taste and texture and it’s low to average on the carbonation. Really soapy and almost a bit artificial in taste. Dry with a near astringent finish with some faint fruity and hoppy hints. Not my kind of English style IPA. 05.09.2012 nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
The aroma is very sweet and malty with light grassy hops. The appearance is golden with a small head. The taste is like aroma with a bit of paper. The palate is average. Overall nice but nothing special. Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
The best thing about this beer is the absolute smoothness of the beer. its has an rich base of malts with a small yet very noticeable amount of hops. it works well as a session beer. Nisse666 (7785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at GBF 2012-09-07 Göteborg
AP: copper, wee cream yellow frothy head
AR: citric, hoppy, sweetnees
F: honey, wee citric, wee peach, sugary feeling