Brewed by Wadworth
Style: English Strong Ale
Devizes, England


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Traditional strong India Pale Ale made using four types of hops in the style of those exported to the colonials in the 19th century. Pale in colour, strong in alcohol with a hoppy and refreshing bitterness.

Made with Challenger, Target, Citra & Bramling Cross hops and Pale & Crystal malts.

A robust companion to spicy or barbecued food.

imdownthepub's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10243) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - NOV 14, 2012
Bottled, 330ml at The Beer Tree, Banbury. Gold with slight white head. Another thin, sweet beer unfortunately, fruity, wet cardboard with a sligh stale note. The hops never really show through the sugary note. Dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (11203) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
DØE. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 230514

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1953) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from ocado online. Golden amber beer with a small head. Aroma of musty hops and fruit. Taste is malts, fruity and a slightly resin flavour. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2845) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Pivo, Oulu. Originally rated 24022012. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Typical very boring english IPA which even isnt IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruitymmalty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at Ølfestival 2014. Cloudy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and eucalyptus. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and eucalyptus. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle, 6.2%. Mild fruity aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Small white head. Good rough hop flavour. Some creamy notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (823) - HONG KONG - MAR 18, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Cloudy hazy amber honey colour with thin traces of yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head and residual white foam which faded in 20 seconds; Moderate lacing with notable small carbonation; Sweet aroma of ale malt, with grapefruit, floral, honey, light jackfruit, light alcohol, light pine, yeast and faint grass; Medium sweet taste of light ale malt, with citrus zest, faint yellow fruits, molasses, sticky light toffee, very light alcohol, faint of wet cardboard, dry biscuits, light pine, yeast, lime and expressive bitter hops; Light body. Dry, thin and slick palate; Mouth feel is a cross between IPA and ESA, with former’s citrus zest and hops mixed quite well with latter’s dryness, biscuit and booze. Not much variety in taste, but both styles very well expressed here. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is decent Citra-led grapefruit nose. Fruity , toffee and light pine taste. Bitterness is expressive, strong, tasty but not overtly astringent. Long lasting bitter-sweet finish. Lovely!... Quite dry after taste. Hoppy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: The IPA and ESA aspects are well presented in this brew. It is simple, but their basic elements are well expressed. Lightly hoppy with tasty bitter hops is what I like the most. Neat and decent, well worth trying!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Pours slightly cloudy amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts, some fruits and a slightly hoppy finish. Decent for a British IPA.

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