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8 Sail John Barleycorn IPA

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


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6072) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Cask at the Maidenhead Beer Festival, July 2016. A pale amber pour with a loose white head; sweet floral aroma with some Kentish hops; soft and sweet in the mouth with a barleysugar taste; then drier with a light touch of warming spice betore a lingering barleysugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
500ml bottle in Blaendulais. Many thanks to Sarah. As í8 Sail John Barleycorn IPAí, 5.5% BB Feb 2016. Gusher! Hazy orange, sparkling, huge foamy cratered head, full lacing. Aroma is bretty, lemon, funky, toffee, apricot. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, a bit foamy. Taste is apple peel, dry and peppery, light TCP, medicinal notes. Clear unintentional brett infection, which makes this beer a lot better than it would probably otherwise have been. Itís like a young Orval. Iím not rating to style, so this gets an unfairly high rating! Very tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy amber. Apple sour, some citrus, over carbonated. 8 Sail beers appear to be consistently bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1567) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 tried a few times but rated from cask at the local JDW. Pale Amber colour with a white head. Aroma fruity sweet, taste mid sweet with a light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2570) - 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...

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