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: 393   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.

shortt1's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shortt1 (11) - - MAY 9, 2012
great beer. Id suggest have it slightly chilled for the best flavour. lovely hop aroma smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7198) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, leicht hopfig, harzig, blumig. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, leicht trocken, bitter, reife Früchte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamTheBarrel (418) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
330ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear golden with a medium sized frothy beige head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing. Aroma of orange peels and caramel. Flavour of orange peels, caramel, bread and spices. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is light-medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Overall a pleasantly malted bitter IPA, quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 26, 2014
Clear light brown liquid. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Bitter. Aroma of herbs and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle: Good fucken aroma. Let me say it’s like a really nice air-freshener. Woody hops, fat sticky rich hops, caramel bathing in syrup. Looks and resembles a "textbook" IPA. On my damn palate ***=++=ok, kinda mild and chill. But the hops are alive, rich, chewy and floral and caramel too. Some would call this dull,but it’s easy and not bad. More like a hoppy ESB than typical modern IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10172) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden color. Hay, peach, licorice and salt in the aroma. Malty sweetish, salty, slightly alcoholic flavor. Peach. Some hopbitterness. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (3353) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle: Dark golden color, off-white head. Aroma of pine, herbs, resin. Flavor is malty, light sweet, caramelic, herbal, pine, bitter hops. To rough hops for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (229) - - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, minimal White head. Not much Nose, a little sour. Taste is the same, malty with a sour Nose. Light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2073) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Old rating rerated 20.08.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
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, sap, leafs, caramel malts, dried fruits, wet grass, bark, weeds, hops. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, just boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleoclock (3) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Tesco Copper orange with an off white head. Citrus and fruits throughout. Also reminds me of hay, a bit dry perhaps. Bitter after taste. A bit thin as I got to the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qlaz (4) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Honung, nektarin, väldigt mjuk.lite bitterhet. Ingen spets trots lite humle. Otypisk IPA.

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