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8 Sail John Barleycorn IPA

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Brewed by 8 Sail
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sleaford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A traditional red/brown English IPA. Fuggles & Goldings hops gives fruity flavors to this beer. Made from Pale malt with a little Crystal and Black added.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
A lively beer, didnít even get it to the glass! A hazy golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A strong hoppy aroma, loads of citrus fruit and a touch appley. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. A very tart hop flavour, again, loads of citrus fruit and apples, plus a mouth filling alcohol taste. The finish is long and hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
30th July 2014, 500ml bottle conditioned: BBD in two days. Poured carefully into a UK pint sleeve at home. No sediment left the bottle so I got an almost clear old gold/tangerine bodied beer, the head a white uneven blanket. A yeasty/slight off aroma and taste from my bottle, some hops coming through, initially this tastes and smells like it might be infected or a little past itís best. It calms down a little as I let it settle a while in the glass and it became hoppier and more bitter with each mouthful: the beer grew on me as the hops kicked in after what I thought might be an off bottle. In the end it scores OK, but I suggest anyone else drinks it fresher than my íjust beforeí itís BBD.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
500ml bottle from brewery. Drunk as part of a mini beer festival so not a full rating Iím afraid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
26th April 2014
Hazy gold - amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is softish and airy. Very modest carbonation. Smooth malt, light cream and a touch of caramel. Mild orangey dried fruits. Whisper of spice. Smooth dry finish. Mild marmalade bitter linger. Smooth and well integrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear orange gold, big long-lasting white. Aromas of floral hops, light spice, caramel. Taste is more of the same, really nice balance to this. Good example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit and wheat malts with bready yeast and orange rind. Floral honey with mellow lemon. Flavours are spiced oranges with, lots of oranges here, sweet wheaty malt and gentle spices. Some pithy citrus rind bitterness with a dry biscuity finish. Quite thick on the palate. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle - Christmas gift. Poured a cloudy amber colour with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of honey, perfume and orange juice. Very dry flavours of grass, bitter citrus and some chewy malt. Finish was highly astringent bitterness with copper and earwaxiness...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Citrus, biscuit, dough, hint of marmalade, floral and fruity. Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweet and sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry bitter, marmalade, malty finish. Comments: Ok and left a glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (546) - SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Clear golden beer with a thick, frothy head. Aroma is very pleasant, not-oversweet fruit with hops. The flavour is much the same, it could easily have been over-fruity or over-hoppy but the balance is just about right. The aftertaste is a little more bitter than Iíd choose, however.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit, grass, grapefruit. Flavour is hop, malt, fruit, grass, grapefruit, pine. Bitter finish. OK beer.


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