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: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.

mateuszk's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber clear with small head that is quickly minimized to small ring, head leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma consist of caramel, grass a little hints of fruits and pine (very delicate). Medium body and carbonation. Taste is malty, bit sweet with a medium bitter finish. I was surprised that it taste more like an english ipa though it was hopped ith cascade and chalanger. In summary it’s a medium ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
JakePlissken (10) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Drucken pĺ flaska. Klar kopparfärg med vit krona. Mild och len i smaken, nĺgot enkel och menlös, även om den är god. Lite bitterhet i eftersmaken. Lättdrucken!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (376) - Udine, ITALY - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle 0.5L. Deep golden body with average, frothy, white head, mostly diminishing with a fair lacing. Moderate-to-heavy hoppy (flowers, citrus) and light-to-moderate malty (light caramel) aroma. Moderate bitter flavour with light-to-moderate sweet character; some alcoholic harshness in the finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rammer (289) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 18, 2015
Good fruit flavor, a nice light taste. Density is small, the bitterness is low. Easy and quite ordinary English IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (102) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Una india pale ale dal colore ambra chiaro e poca schiuma. Si fa notare rispetto alla media delle ipa per un corpo pronunciato e uno spiccato sapore di malto. Amarezza molto contenuta.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Absolutbeerginer (27) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Couleur ambrée, orangée, lumineuse avec une mousse blanche aux pores larges, éphémčre. Au nez, des arômes de pain grillé dominent et couvrent quelques notes fleuries et d’agrumes. L’amertume en attaque ne dure que quelques secondes pour finir sur des notes douces, de caramel crémeux. Corps moyen. Common.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy_Luke (423) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Drugie piwo z serii - jeśli tak można nazwać sześć butelek o podobnym designie - skwitowałem jękiem zawodu... Jako, że India Pale Ale jest stylem od którego zacząłem prawdziwą przygodę z piwem i który to styl w dalszym ciągu sprawia mi dużą przyjemność, oczekiwałem od Twisted Thistle IPA znacznie więcej. Wygląd nie zachwycał jakoś szczególnie, ale też nie sprawiał złego wrażenia. Piana była, za chwilę jej nie było, złocisty, standardowy kolor i nic nie zapowiadało nadchodzącego rozczarowania. Zapach mizerny - ledwo wyczuwalny chmiel i nieśmiało szepczące cytrusy! Nie tak powinno być. Smak poszedł niestety w zgodzie z aromatem i w efekcie piłem napój o bezpłciowym charakterze i niewielkiej goryczce! Jeśli to jest twisted IPA, to chyba nie w tą stronę...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7051) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
@Golden Lion, Aarhus. Light amber, cleare. and with a white head. Sweet aroma, toffee, faint butter. Flavor starts sweet, more toffee, moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1188) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Courtesy of and shared with JFK. Pours orange with white head. Light hoppy aroma. Sweet malty caramel with light floral hops in flavor. Light bitterness. Can’t say I’m thrilled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alberti92 (105) - - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet. Couldn't detect much hop aromatics. Smell is sweet with hints of honey and nutty notes. Fairly low bodied with medium Carbonation. Taste is sweet with caramel and toffee notes. Wasn't a fan of this. Perhaps this was a bad batch

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
atrox (284) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Clear golden colour with poor white head. Malty aroma with some honey and bread notes and some hops in the far, far background. Malty taste with some herbal notes and very light bitterness.

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