EithCubes (5717) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle best before 29/03/13, and CAMRA loves this one. Nose with great malt and citric hops, caramel, dusty, earth and toffee, touch of apple juice. Beautiful gradient amber with a soapy beige head. Full-bodied and crisp, hard water and water-sucking dryness. Taste is strong, firm bitterness on toasted grains and faint nuts, heavy caramel. Touch of numbing from the otherwise well-integrated booze, subdued fruitiness. Still a good one, though it’s a little to ’hard’ to enjoy more than a few sips at a time.
Cunningham (7389) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2011. Amber colour with a white head. Fruity and hoppy nose. Malty and fruity flavour, and a bit citrus in the background. One of the best I got at GBBF this time.
slash_1_uk (22) - annesley, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle pours a cloudy light brown with thin white head smells of citrus fruit and hops, taste of sweet melon to start then a warming hoppy long lasting finish, a great bottled ale
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber/brown orange colour, rather clear liquid. pours a light tanned head that keeps its form pretty well with a creamy foamy texture. aromascape feels pretty standard and withdrawn with malt, bread, hops with slight citrus, herbs and earthy tones. there is one very nice aroma, something like licorice or something sweet salty, and i like this very much. but i wish there was more here to experience. taste surprises; a rather full crispy bitterness and a very nice balance with the gentle sweetness. the sourness is very well done to complement this combo, with a soft, light tingle. the body is quite light but has an interesting soft matt texture to it which makes it feel more full. carbonation is in good balance, with a light sizzle. a good standard IPA(ish..?) beer with pleasing character. a warm, gentle experience, but I wish I could just find that extra kick in it somewhere.
TheJestersBeer (2422) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber, white head.
Quite subdued aromas, malt, faintly hoppy, spicy notes from the yeast, some citrus.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty taste, quite fruity, hops, yeast, citrus, wheat, rather spicy., caramel. Very smooth and creamy, the bitterness lingers in the finish.
thomat (3581) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Golden with a small, white head.Fruity with malty tones. Malt, fruit and hops.
Medium body with a nice, bitter finish.
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decent enough, but not great.
good deep copper colour, no head though.
smell of sweet malt and some deep red fruits. there was a slight ashy/smokiness too which felt a bit strange.
tastes very similar witha sparky carbonation.
EdKing (2479) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 Bottle from Wholefoods. Pours lovely copper crystal clear red with a big cream bubbly head that fizzes and dissipates. Nose is subtle. Caramel, minerally, yeast. Taste is prickly hop, bit of ale fruit, caramel, touch of hop bitterness. Very crisp and clean taste, almost lager like quality to it. Like a light, crisp and refreshing bitter. Finish is just a bit of lingering bitterness.
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrissons. Virtually no visible yeast present in bottle. An attractive orange colour with a lively white head. Noticeable mineral flavours without Burton ’snatch’ aroma that might have been expected. Restrained malt and hops with some toffee lingering in there. Pleasant but bloody dull and massively over hyped IMO.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on the UK mass tasting night (for the first time in many years). Pouyrs a lovely amber-coppery colour, with a lively white head, that retains well throughout. Small amount of sediment caught int he neck to give it a crystal clear appearance. Initially has metallic hints and some soapy lemon. Lovely effervesence on the tongue, good body and some alcoholic warmth. Chalky mouthfeel, has malty notes towards the end and a good long finish.