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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


SaintMatty's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5189) - Uppsala, - OCT 12, 2012
330ml Bottle - Hazy amber with a foamy head. Passion fruit, peach, soap, pine and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy and fruity taste with notes of peach, toffee and grapefruit detected.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkomar (35) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle into glass, tropical fruits in aroma at first, later come resin and a bit of pine. pours slightly hazy amber with rich head, leaving nice lacing. taste is sweet with a good, strong bitterness. very smooth beer. medium carbonation. medium body. A very good ipa overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavors are fruity, citrus and juicy
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle, best before 2015-03-31. Hazy orange with a medium sized ok lacing off white head. Citrus, pine, resin, light wooden, light bready grain, green plant material, light sugary caramel. Mostly hop forward, perhaps a little bit too sweet for my taste. Medium/full body, oily texture, medium sweet and bitter, medium carbonation. Long light dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Butelka Nowa etykieta, firmowy kapsel. Barwa pomarańczowo złota. Piwo mętne. Piana umiarkowanie obfita, drobna, trwały kożuch oblepia szkło. W aromacie silne nuty multiwitaminy, cytrusów, lekki słód. W smaku ponownie multiwitamina, sok z cytrusów, igły choinki. Balans kwaskowatości i słodyczy. Minimalna słodowość, średnie ciało. Goryczka na górnej granicy średnio intensywnej.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2014
A nasty and tasty IPA, very frutal and floral...fruity with a medium bitterness. Good head on draft. Nice beer store offering this and a huge range of beer in Frigiliana, Málaga, a small white town. High recomnded.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Slightly hazy amber golden colour, firm write head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruits, mango, lots of pine, light malts. Relatively light bitter flavour, hops and pine. Finish hops, pine, rather bitter. Rather nice!
(Draught -keg I believe-, shared with Benzai @ Euston Tap, London)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1682) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Pours amber with a white head. Very lightly funky, lemon zest aroma with a little caramel. Light toffee, marmalade, rye bread, toast, lemon, woody resin, grapefruit.... Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Draught @ Euston Tap, shared by Martinus. Murky orangy color, small dense white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste is moderate to heavy malty, hops, fruit peel bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (736) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14. Golden brown with a bit of natural head. Big hit of pine reisn, grass, apple pie, wheat and papaya in the aroma. The taste is old-fashion American ultra-bitter from start to finish. Any slight sweetness that threatens to creep in is mercilessly crushed. Lip-puckering bitter aftertaste that may please many but is too much for me. Doesn’t really work in cask, and is subtle as a brick. Still enjoyable enough though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1178) - 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.


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