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Brewed by Arbor
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TysonBeerhound (53) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
It poured a healthy golden colour with excellent carbonation and a small off-white head. The aroma was an odoriferous delight: a very pungent mix of grapefruit, lemon and pine. The taste followed on from this with clean, crisp flavours. Dare we say zesty? It’s certainly packed full of lemon, grapefruit, pine, mandarin peel and a spicy bitterness. Lots of bitterness, in fact. It really builds up into something of a crescendo of a dry aftertaste that stays with you for quite awhile. This is a top-drawer beer, made even more impressive by being bottle-conditioned. They’ve really captured Chinook’s greatness here and it’s like rubbing your face in a hop bale. One of the best beers I’ve had this year.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkHawk (11) - North Shields, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Less hop aroma than expected with some biscuit malt present. Opaque golden colour with small lasting head. The hops arrive with the taste and really showcase the fantastic Chinook hop with some spice and great pine flavours with a lasting bitter finish. Another quality beer from Arbor. (Bottle from Coppers Newcastle)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 16/09/2012. Deep gold with a lacy white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, pine resin and slightly spicy malts. Easy drinking for the ABV, with some solid, slightly bready malts, mote fruits and a dryish, hoppy finish. A well balanced and very drinkable IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Keg at the Bat. Clear golden amber, thin white head. Big resinous pine, slightly chalky nose. Lots of pineapple juicy fruits, grapefruit, big pine, long bitter linger. Lovely stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
13th October 2012
Euston Tap. Hazy amber beer, good white head. Palate is slightly soft and a little dry. Moderate carbonation. Start with orange and tangerine peel bitterness and some grass. Develops a nice sweet orange and lemon and little mango. Finishes semi dry with strong peel bitterness making a return. Tasty and a little unusual. The bottle was even more intense with very strong orange and lemon peel bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012
Hazy amber colour with a nice off white head. Fine citric and light fruity aroma. Medium body with a balanced sweetness and a fine bitterness. A bit dry texture. Lovely fine fruity and grape hoppy flavour. Loooong bitter hoppy tail. Lovely beer.
[Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are nice bitter hops, fruits, malt and citrus notes. Nice long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma: Sweet candy and pine resin aroma. Slightly spicy.

Appearance: Hazy amber body with miniscule yeast particles floating around. Large white head. Very light carbonation. Excellent lacing.

Taste: Much like the aroma - candy and pine with a light spice. Subdued grapefruit notes. This is quite a sweet IPA with a soft bitter finish.

Palate: Medium body with an oily texture.

Overall: This captures the classic American hop flavours really well - pine resin, candy and grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3283) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2013
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Hazy amber brown colour, not much head, a bit flat. Flowery resin hop aroma. Sharp metallic flowery resin flavour. Hoppy flowery grassy aftertaste. A bit homebrewish but still a decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A dark golden coloured beer with a sweet floral hoppy and toffee flavour followed by lemon on the finish.


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