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: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (1373) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5555) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kobracai (103) - FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Amber colour. Citrus hop aroma. Sweet taste like syrup, and some hoppy bitterness. Malty. A mild pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
light sweet hoppy fruit aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oliodnb (655) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 33cl bottle. Clear golden with no head at all, quite awful pour. Aroma is sweet malts, some caramel, almost no fruity aromas from the hops as expected reading the label, some hint of marmalade. Thought about an old bottle but this one expires on aug 17. Taste is better with a not too bad bitter finish. Medium body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Studoffsky (90) - POLAND - JUN 20, 2016
W aromacie wyczuwalne masełko, które na szczęście szybko się ulatnia. Dość wodniste, w smaku lekko słodowe (typowe dla angielskich słodów nuty ciasteczkowo ledwo da się wyczuć). Nachmielenie przyjemne choć oczywiście deklaracje na etykiecie, że to piwo w amerykańskim stylu nie mają nic wspólnego z rzeczywistością. Właściwie to niezły, pijalny lager im wyszedł a nie żadna IPA, nawet angielska. Niemniej, może być.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tjeerd (120) - GERMANY - JUN 13, 2016
Disappointing. Bold-bitter-juicy it is announced on the new label; however flat and watery it tasted. I expected an IPA but was left with a Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
s00sl (282) - - JUN 6, 2016
Classical English IPA so I didn’t expected citrus aroma. Good but a little flat taste, nice appearance, high drinkability.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Raylite (40) - - JUN 1, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2016 W kolorze bursztyn, klarowne. Piana szybkoopadaj?ca. W smaku nieco wodniste, p?aski smak, cie?ko pijalne, nudne. O aromacie nie ma co pisa? bo praktycznie go nie ma. Podsumowuj?c pachnie i smakuje bardziej jak eurolager ni? jak IPA.

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