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: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 (1003) - 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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nicolas022 (3) - CROATIA - MAY 30, 2016 does not count
This beer has not arome at all, there is not aroma of Cascade and Challenger hops, the taste is like lager not a ale. Overall this is average lager, not an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rask0lnikov (506) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
Amber colour. Thin white head. Metallic, sweet, slightly fruity aroma. Slightly fruity, metallic, slightly bitter taste. Quite watery, even flat, not a good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Echon (283) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Golden and medium-bodied. Citrus hop aroma. Moderately spicy hop flavour, with a sweet taste and moderate bitterness. Overall, it is too sweet for this type of IPA, but at least it has a decent spicy hop profile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (372) - POLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowny. Bia?a piana tworzy czap?. Aromat: s?odowo owocowy, z czerwonymi i ciemnymi owocami, w tle cytrusy. Smak: przyzwoicie, owocowo, s?odowo z karmelem, przez co robi si? troch? md?o. Goryczka sucha, pestkowa, nie jest imponuj?co wysoka, jednak do?? d?uga. Wysycenie ?rednie, mo?e by?.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nephirem (124) - CROATIA - MAY 1, 2016
Pours dark orange color with almost no head. Fruity and slightly herbal smell. Medium body, oily texture, high carbonation. Taste is most bitter, but not in a pleasant way. Aroma of caramel, fruits and hops. Dry finish. Overall, mediocre. Doesn’t feel like a true IPA, it’s more like

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bosta (204) - SLOVENIA - APR 26, 2016
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 0,33l bottle. Pours dark golden with small white head. Atoma of malt. Malty and a bit bitter taste. Low carbonation, strange aftertaste. Not very good IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a clear golden colour with a small beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itsumishi (32) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
Like every second average IPA you’ve ever had, but foamier and too sweet. Certainly not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sven1973 (171) - GERMANY - APR 6, 2016
Gekauft bei Bierlinie. Bernstein ohne viel Schaum. Geruch etwas Frucht und etwas Sahnebonbon. Geschmack süßlich, Karamell, Holunder. Der angekündigte Grapefruit Gecshmack stellte sind erst später ein sowie ein bitterer Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrOrla (1980) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grainy, citrus, light hops, caramel, a hint of metal. Taste is herbal, malty, caramle, grainy, rather sweet. Light bitter finish. Very generic and boring..

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