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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: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 (344) - - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (874) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAY 23, 2015
On tap in Paris. Golden Amber color with a small white head. Medium body and medium to strong carbonation. Not very fruity but a good lasting bitter ending.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Milter (266) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2015
Meget skuffende IPA. Lidt for kedelig og ordinær. God humlesmag. Men ikke værds at cykle langt for.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hartoloni (18) - - MAY 19, 2015
Pours pale amber with no discernible head. It smells great, hoppy and citrusy. Unfortunately the initial hoppy citrus taste doesnt last at all and leaves you wondering if there was any taste at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 24 Apr 2012 -- Had at an awesome pizza place in Amarilla, TX. This was a decent example of an English IPA. Good not great.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Fashawn (373) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Molto, molto male. Ipa in cui emerge soltanto malto e un po’ fi erbaceo, ed off flavours come gomma bruciata e sapone. Beverina, stucchevole e brutta nel retrogusto. Non una buona birra.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (424) - FRANCE - MAY 6, 2015
Ambrée pale, peu de mousse. Nez de caramel, biscuit, pin. Bouche amère sur des houblons résineux et herbeux, amertume assez longue en bouche. Corps assez aqueux. Une IPA anglaise honnête.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Estebanik (100) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Jedyne co w tym piwie jest w miarę okej, to długo utrzymująca się piana. Reszta to zupełna padaka. Aromat nikły, słodowy, miodowy. Minimalnie chmielowy. Pierwsze piwo w moim życiu, które w smaku zalatuje mi śledziem. Poważnie. Lekka cytrusowość na finiszu.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2015
The head is ok, body orange. It smells hoppy, fruity, the taste is hoppy, fruity, orange, citrus, not that intensiv, for a session ipa it would be good!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (510) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
Small slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, sap, caramel malts, leafs, bark, heather, weeds, wet grass, dried fruits. Taste is slightly sweet grassy. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, just boring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Deep golden color, white head. Malty nose, grass, caramel, fruity notes. Fruity taste, sweet malty, caramel, hint of citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.


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