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Brewed by Arbor
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
We pushed our small brewery right to the limit to create this bad boy. We selected half a dozen of our favourite American hops, grown in the Yakima Valley, Washington State, and added bucket loads of each. With twice the hop rate of most of our other beers, it really is very hoppy indeed.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1268) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Keg in the Euston Tap. So I had this basically side-by-side with the Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin, which is really very sweet, and then when rating this I wrote down ’dry’. And all the other reviews say it is (too) sweet! Amazing how your palate can get led astray by circumstances. Anyway, quite crisp malts, relatively dry (isn’t IPA supposed to be a bit bittersweet?) and really quite hoppy, mostly pine with some citrus juicy fruits. Long bitter finish. A touch of booze comes through. Overall not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Cask ale by hand-pump at Grove Inn, shared with Nina and Steinar. Firm, lasting pearl white head. Satisfying lacing down the glass. Hazy amber coloured body. Caramel and grapefruit to the nose. Mango, grapefruit and honey to the flavour character. Lingering bittersweet ending. Well bodied and well made (Huddersfield 09.07.2014).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden yellow, nose is light citrus, taste is juicy pine, toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1501) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Aroma: floral hops, citrus fruits, grapefruit. Appearance: hazy pale gold, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, nice hops, average-long, slightly dry finish. Overall: beautiful IPA, complex aroma and palate, yet light in ABV. Pint at The Porter, Bath.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Keg @ Euston Tap. Pours murky brown, somewhat muddled taste, lots of hops flying about blending tropical flavours with stone fruit bracing bitter pine but not quite mixing right for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Fresh pine, grapefruit and lychee hops mix with mild white bread malt to create the aroma. Strong pine and pepper hops up front soften into lychee leading into the mid-palate. This features white bread and mild caramel malt, with grapefruit hops in the finish. A good, solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows floral and fruity hops in abundance. Orange blossom, lychee, pear and nectarine with some sweet clean malt underneath. Aggressive flavours, more focussed on grapefruit and pine with a very clean malt profile. An assertive bitterness rolls through the finish. Nice moderately high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (428) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
From a conditioned bottle, cloudy orange, with thining white head. Great hop and aroma, great carbonation levels.very good US style Ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2543) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy amber with an inch of loose white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lime, mango, some caramel - nice hops, not very nuanced. Nicely soft and enveloping in the mouth, medium to low carbonation. More tropical and stone fruit in the taste (yes, yes, "taste") which is sweet with a lick of caramel. Wafts of citrus come in, too. Moderate to high bitterness. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogm87 (15) - Puglianello, ITALY - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 ottima american ipa, direi una delle migliori. Aroma eccezionale, fruttata al punto giusto.


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