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

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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
previously 5.3%

Belhaven Brewery’s flagship American-style IPA. A bold but refreshing ale using pale malt to provide sweetness and a little Crystal malt for extra toffee and a touch of astringency. Challenger provides clean bitterness and an underlying herbal hoppyness. Hersbrucker adds a little fruit, spiciness and floral character and Cascade as the late hop adds masses of grapefruit citrus aroma and taste and floral fragrance. All three hops contribute to the bold bitterness and satisfying finish as well as the huge “hop store” aroma.
Ingredients: Pale malt, Cascade, Hersbrucker and Challenger hops.


klas' rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klas (404) - - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Not my favourite IPA. Low ABV for an IPA (5.6%). Rather limited hop aroma, taste and bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4147) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
330ml bottle @ Loch Fyne, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber, frothy white head. Aroma is floral and dark hedgerow berries. Taste continues, with a soft blackcurrant and floral fruitiness. Light bitterness. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ficho (3) - - AUG 13, 2016 does not count
0.33 L bottle. Nice aroma. Taste is at first medium bitter, than leaves light sweet aftertaste with herbal notes.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anzoanzo77 (58) - SLOVENIA - AUG 9, 2016
Low head, high carbonation. Wine and fruity aroma. Medium bitterness and short aftertaste with herbal notes. Overall great beer, but could be better with more hoppy notes and less sweet taste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Orange_times (154) - UKRAINE - AUG 5, 2016
Pours in light amber colour with small white head. Aroma of flowers, elderflower. Highly bitter, ligthly sweet, no sourness. Medium body, thin feel, medium carbonization, strong bitter taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
puredelusion (253) - Lviv, UKRAINE - AUG 1, 2016
0.3 bottle, pours clear golden color with low, mostly lasting white head. Aroma of flowers, perfume. Flavor is medium bitter, medium sweet. Finish is long and bitter. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (2367) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. No head and clear light golden color. Woody and piny hop aroma. Dry caramell taste with distinct bitterness and a piny hop taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1807) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2016
Kottke@rypevej. Floral dusty herbal. Fine fruity citrus notes. Delicate fine bitterness. Some strange sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (1414) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2016
Aroma: weak herbs. Appearance: clear golden color and white head. Taste: low herbal bitterness, herbal notes, heather, thin malty backbone, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, empty finish. Overall: Poor stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
Im Geruch Grapefruit und Orange. Beginnt süß mit Grapefruit. Danach Malz, bitter, Zitrus, Orange. Abgangs bittermalzig, Grapefruit. Gefälliges Bier.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5610) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The semi-thick crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mildly bitter crisp and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.


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