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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: 540   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.


solros' rating

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solros (88) - stockholm, - APR 26, 2013
A good IPA. Not too much perfume, but it’s ok. The beer has a nice exciting flavor. Fresh and moderately bitter finish.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nephirem (113) - 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 (201) - 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 (16) - 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 (158) - 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 (1741) - 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 (1923) - 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 (846) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1406) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2016
BB JUL2016. Poured a crystal clear golden amber with a one-finger off-white frothy head that slowly diminished to a collar that laced well. Carbonation very high and coarse. Aroma of sweet malt with no obvious hops and no grapefruit as per the deScription. Taste is quite sweet of caramel and fruits followed by a moderate bitterness. Light body. Crisp and refreshing with a lingering sweetness and a lingering moderate bitterness. Under-hopped for an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrjez (322) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle from Seiyu. Pours a clear dark gold with almost no head that fizzed away. The aroma is strong candied malt, and a floral citrus hop. The flavour is decent, the malt sweetness balanced out by a decent bitterness. It ends a touch grainy. It’s light and has lively prickly carbonation. Nothing to write home about but at this cheap price point it’s worth taking a few to a bbq.


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