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: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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.

Veer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
Aroma: yum! Different hops that all come together beautifully. Biscuity malt. Delicious. Somewhat soapy and neste-like. Definitely my type of aroma. Very faint scent of liquorice.
Flavour: Initially sweet and reminiscent of cookies – in a delicious way. Mild hop bitterness kicks in and makes it a very palatable albeit mild beer. I think of getting inside a cosy cabin at winter, fresh baked cookies and some fluffy beer. Some of that liquorice again, and it doesn’t fit the taste as well as the aroma. Slightly roasted aftertaste. Overall much breadier than expected.
Appearance: Clear, yellowish orange body w/ some pale, frothy head.
Palate: Fluffy, delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6050) - 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 (652) - 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 (78) - 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 (59) - 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 (226) - - 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 (31) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (741) - GERMANY - JUN 1, 2016
Klares dunkles goldgelb mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, Karamell, etwas fruchtig, leicht herb, süffig.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nicolas022 (14) - CROATIA - MAY 30, 2016
This beer has not arome at all, there is not aroma of Cascade and Challenger hops, the taste is like lager not a ale. Overall this is average lager, not an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rask0lnikov (566) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
Amber colour. Thin white head. Metallic, sweet, slightly fruity aroma. Slightly fruity, metallic, slightly bitter taste. Quite watery, even flat, not a good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Echon (306) - Ĺrhus, 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.

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