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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: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klas (396) - - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Echon (280) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (362) - 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?.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nephirem (121) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bosta (203) - 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.

3
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itsumishi (26) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
Like every second average IPA you’ve ever had, but foamier and too sweet. Certainly not good.

3
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrOrla (1935) - 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..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2015) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle from Seiyu. Light citrus notes and stone fruit on the nose. Average to above average carbonation. Malty sweetnes with more peach with a slight grainy texture. Grassy hops with some strong bitterness on the finish. British IPA that is pretty nondeScript.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (878) - SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
From Carrefour Huelva. In Teku glass. Playing Millenium 2. Better than expected from a supermarket IPA. Not the citric fresh version I prefer. Fruity and duller but still good


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