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: 385   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.

solros' rating

   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.

   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 (1) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Honung, nektarin, väldigt mjuk.lite bitterhet. Ingen spets trots lite humle. Otypisk IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
Very fruity hop aroma. Cloudy golden colour with excellent head. Very strong and bitter hop flavours with a caramel malt finish. Medium to heavy warming body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (408) - CROATIA - AUG 11, 2014
Clear golden color, average sized white creamy head. Some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and malts. Medium body, average carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitter taste with dryish finish. Very light IPA, but tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (610) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Clear, copper colour with small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, honey, vanilla, caramel. Taste is moderate bitter and fruity with caramel sweetness at the same time. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Really good brew, but it seems more like APA to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mooms (41) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Falls under "euro lager with American hops" category. Bitterness in aftertaste but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (380) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2014
Clear golden color, no head. Tropical fruit aroma. Bitter taste, bitter, finish. Thin body, average carbonation. Fine, nothing more.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hallinghansen (1925) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Malt, sugar, light hops. Not a favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pomko (195) - UKRAINE - AUG 1, 2014
Light yellow liquid with small white head. Clear and unusually transparent. Aroma is weak in my opinion. Hops, some pine woods. Taste is slightly hoppy with malts. Not a really unique IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1025) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear amber color with medium creamy off-white head, nice lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon grass, caramel, floral and resin hops. Tastes refreshing fruity with light sweet, but solid toasted malty backbone and moderate bitter finish with bold aftertaste. Medium to full body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Interesting American and European hybrid, not so complex, but pleasant and easy enjoyable IPA...

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