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: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 (359) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (612) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
330 ml, flaske, 5,6 % ABV (tidl. 5,3 % ABV), BB: 03/2016, købt i Føtex på Østerbro, 3. juni 2015. Ravfarvet klar skotsk IPA med hvid 3 cm skumtop, som svinder til et par mm og gardiner. Rolig i glasset. Humlearoma af blomster og koriander. Noter af grapefrugt. Fin, forholdsvis enkel, men velsmagende og rimelig bitter smag. Brygget indeholder faktisk en let sødme, uden at det ødelægger noget indtryk. Fin balance med solid bitterhed. Middel fyldig krop med en karbonering, der er på middel niveau. Olieret konsistens. Afslutningen er bittersød og ganske kort. Velsmagende IPA med velplaceret lille sødme og nyt etiketdesign.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bolian (8) - - JUN 3, 2015 does not count
330 ml bottle. Thick white foam with good retention and light caramel honey golden colour. Aromas malt, caramel and hoppy grape / citrus. Not that dominant bitterness but a nice glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
overtheline (47) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
330 ml bottle pours a clear light copper with a very slightly off white head with reasonable retention. Aroma, hmmm strange one, this seemed to take a while to open up and I don’t think it was too cold. Initially next to nothing but after a few minutes there is a little grapefruit some light piney notes and a little sweet concentrated fruit. Taste is sweet, good bit of malt coming through. Does not get particularly bitter but there is a nice low level long bitterness going through the finish. Bit weird, bit enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
procraste (124) - FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
C’est gentil pas dérangeant, pas exaltant non plus. D’une certaine honnêteté ... Des arômes peut-être un peu traînant ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (877) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAY 23, 2015
On tap in Paris. Golden Amber color with a small white head. Medium body and medium to strong carbonation. Not very fruity but a good lasting bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Milter (285) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2015
Meget skuffende IPA. Lidt for kedelig og ordinær. God humlesmag. Men ikke værds at cykle langt for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hartoloni (18) - - MAY 19, 2015
Pours pale amber with no discernible head. It smells great, hoppy and citrusy. Unfortunately the initial hoppy citrus taste doesnt last at all and leaves you wondering if there was any taste at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (825) - USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 24 Apr 2012 -- Had at an awesome pizza place in Amarilla, TX. This was a decent example of an English IPA. Good not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Fashawn (382) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Molto, molto male. Ipa in cui emerge soltanto malto e un po’ fi erbaceo, ed off flavours come gomma bruciata e sapone. Beverina, stucchevole e brutta nel retrogusto. Non una buona birra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (434) - FRANCE - MAY 6, 2015
Ambrée pale, peu de mousse. Nez de caramel, biscuit, pin. Bouche amère sur des houblons résineux et herbeux, amertume assez longue en bouche. Corps assez aqueux. Une IPA anglaise honnête.

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