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: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.

klas' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klas (231) - - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klippx (6) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Greets with a ton of grapefruit and leaves with a lasting bitter after taste. I would call it a hybrid American pale ale and British bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (16) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle 0,33 l, alc. 5,3%. Amber beer with big, flossy head. The taste is malty and a little fruity on the beginning, with light but sharp bitter at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgiskOlklub (887) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Clear amber body and a large rocky head that is fastly diminishing. Aroma of hops; pine, flowers, citrus. The taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter with a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PLundsgaard (375) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
en udmćrket řl et rimeligt skum en god duft en let bitter smag farven er flot

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobroman (382) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Not very intensive aroma of grassy and floral hops. Small quite durable head. Clear light amber body. Medium to high bitterness in taste with well-balanced malty sweetness. Short bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (22) - - JUL 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Aldi. Poured amber and fizzy, large head quickly dissipated. Very little on the nose. Bitter taste with little of the promised fruit. Not bad, but far from the best IPA I?ve had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. Home. A clear orange light brown beer with thin stalagmites of bubbles. Medium white head, medium persistence. Good lacing. Aroma of resin, herbs, roasty, caramel, floral, (light) fruits (acid ones, and exotic fruits). Medium refreshing bitter and sugary sweet in the background. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall, I really like this resin, floral aroma. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (263) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour, small head. Quite intensive aroma: floral, herbal, caramel. Light bitterness. Quite good, although the aroma was a bit strange for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBoom (79) - POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Small, unstable white head. In aroma mostly carmel and hops. Taste is very sweet with very low hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (1475) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. A robust malty body garnished with toffee notes, balanced by a, underlined, crisp hop presence ranging from herbal to citrusy. The earthy and peppery bitterness is too light to cater for the cravings of hopheads but the apricot marmalade notes in the flavour are more than enough to please an afficionado of classic IPA’s. Great beer.

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