Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
previously 5.3%

A stunning India Pale Ale (IPA), don’t think that Belhaven’s Twisted Thistle has anything jaggy, spikey, prickly or otherwise pain-inflicting in its nature. Quite the opposite. Your taste buds will tingle with pleasure after a sip or two of this golden nectar. A real treat from our master brewers in Dunbar.
Ingredients: Pale malt, Cascade and Challenger hops.

jolo's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jolo (921) - Uppsala, Sweden, - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle 355ml. A clear golden colour with a high, creamy, good lacing, off-white head. An aroma of malt and hops. T taste is medium sweet and bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6981) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
@Golden Lion, Aarhus. Light amber, cleare. and with a white head. Sweet aroma, toffee, faint butter. Flavor starts sweet, more toffee, moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (979) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Courtesy of and shared with JFK. Pours orange with white head. Light hoppy aroma. Sweet malty caramel with light floral hops in flavor. Light bitterness. Can’t say I’m thrilled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alberti92 (56) - - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet. Couldn't detect much hop aromatics. Smell is sweet with hints of honey and nutty notes. Fairly low bodied with medium Carbonation. Taste is sweet with caramel and toffee notes. Wasn't a fan of this. Perhaps this was a bad batch

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
atrox (241) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Clear golden colour with poor white head. Malty aroma with some honey and bread notes and some hops in the far, far background. Malty taste with some herbal notes and very light bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high up, 10/12/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is biscuit, pale malt, straw, light fruit notes. Taste comprises biscuit malt, light orange, caramel, vanilla. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light grassy bitterness. So very so - IPA ? Noop!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Case (279) - GERMANY - JAN 7, 2015
Pours amber gold with small head. Aroma of freshly cut grass, grains, herbs. Taste is sweet honey, lemon, strong bitter grapefruit. It lacks complexity but the sweet malt base is quite delicious and the drinkability is through the roof. Very sessionable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gildnerk (143) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2015
I guess I could call this a very good run-of-the-mill IPA: amber-orange colour with rather little whitish head that dissipates into a ring. Aromas of pineapple and grapefruit with some sweet malts in the background. Rather conservatively hopped with a dominant, somewhat sweetish taste throughout. Well carbonated. Decent, but not remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (392) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
How: Bottle. Where: At my home. Aroma: Pineapple, vanilla and some caramel. Appearance:Clear golden colour with a small white head.Taste: Fruity, light sweetness and some hops in the background Palate: average carbonation, a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen on 17/12/14. Pours clear golden with a dissipating white head. Aroma of lemon, honey and malt. Sweet finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDrood (37) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
Eher unauffällig im Geruch für ein IPA. Die Nase sucht vergebens nach fruchtigen Noten, dafür gesellt sich ein ausgeprägter Geruch von Malz ein. Auch im Antrunk zurückhaltend fruchtig. Angenehm frisches Mundgefühl mit ausgewogener Herbe. Malznoten überwiegen gegenüber Frucht und Zitrus.

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