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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: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


Profanity's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Profanity (18) - Espoo, - MAR 19, 2014
Had this from the tap. Not so great IPA. Smoky aromas and grape fruit. Kind of unbalanced.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3937) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle at Fiddlers in Brodick. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - grapefruit and orange notes. Light bread backdrop. Taste - oranges and toast. Palate - Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - marmalade on toast? A breakfast beer?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
romolime (92) - - AUG 1, 2015
Birra ipa in stile americano, non ha un sapore amaro e di luppolo prevalente, leggero il retrogusto di agrumi

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1892) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Pours clear amber low to no white head Aromas of sweet and buttery maltyness, sweet fruits Taste has sweet tropical fruits, caramel, sweet bread Medium carbonation, medium bitter finish, sweet

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TorbenJensen (528) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Two types of hops (Cascade and Challenger) is the basis of this IPA from Scotland. I get a little confused about the name and thistle on the label, but nothing on the back label explains that in any way used thistles. So the deeper meaning of this IPA I can not figure out. The foam is fairly persistent and hop aroma is really inviting with clear hint of elderflower and citrus, which supposedly comes from Cascaden. The taste is slightly delicate and have a final hoppy bitterness, which is not as marked as expected. The finish is dry and pleasant, but it is not quite what you would expect from an IPA. It is closer to an English bitter than an IPA. As a whole, a good palate, but any real IPA I do not think it is.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DraftDodger (471) - - JUL 10, 2015
Copenhagen 10/7 2015. 33 cl bottle from Føtex. Weird drawing of fishy character on the label with an announcement of this beer being "bold, bitter and juicy". Pours clear dark yellow with small white head. Settles as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Aroma is fruity. Lemon and sweet tropical fruit. Notes of alcohol. Medium carbonation. Taste is surprisingly watery. Only a little lemon and subdued sweetness. Lightly dry finish. More prudent than bold, nicely bitter and more watery than juicy. Ok - but not exhilarating.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (355) - USA - JUL 10, 2015
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. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodrigobasso (8) - - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
Um ótimo exemplo de Índia pale Ale IPA!!!!! Ótimo sabor, típico aroma!!!!!!!� Um bom exemplar de cerveja escocesa!!!

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
euniceradio (183) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
12oz bottle to pint. Pours clear gold. No head. Aroma of faded pale malts and fruit. Taste is crappy pear and cheap American lager. Low carb. No hop bitterness. AT ALL. Not even close to the right style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark golden pour with a frothy head. Some weak hops, caramel, pineapple, grainy with some grassy notes.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GSAP (578) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
Een beetje gewoontjes als IPA, bittertje, ook zoetje, aardig kraagje, maar ook een beetje laf. Weinig indruk gemaakt. Uit fles in Aabenra DK.


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