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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Bottle; Pasteurised. Has been seen on draught.
A refreshing example of an India Pale Ale from the master brewers at Belhaven. The blend of Cascade and Challenger hops combine to produce an abundance of fresh hop aroma that preludes a bitter-dry taste explosion. Crafted from nearly three centuries of brewing heritage at Scotland’s oldest independent brewery, this ale from Belhaven will have your taste buds tingling.
6.1% USA export version. The Europe version is 5.3%.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2005
It’s surprising to see an Old World brewer employing American West Coast hops and style to such an extent, but this is a good beer nonetheless. Aroma is typical Washington hops. Very intense hoppy flavor showing few of the nuances some other Brit IPA’s possess, but there’s a peatiness to this beer that I’ve never come across in an American version. Typical red-amber IPA color shown by many American counterparts, and a better than average thick mouthfeel. Well worth a try.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (2126) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"too malty for an ipa, english or otherwise, though its a fairly well put together beer...just not the type of IPA I’ll usually go for. caramel and biscuit malt in equal or greater measure than light, fruity hops. A little weak on the feel, but pleasant aftertaste."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5425) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color. The aroma and flavor are very malt forward, some caramel, toasted bread, hops are faded, grass, mild fruity, oxidation, how old is this, not something I would do again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a golden with a layer of cream colored head. Aroma of floral hops and bits of citrus. Taste of bitterness. Something seems missing to give it a more balanced taste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2625) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Gold pour, thin white head. Nose is like fully green tea and honey suckle. Tastes like sweet green tea. a touch of honey and melon. Not too great but still interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (315) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Quite a pleasant IPA. Found it to be more sweet and less harsh than most IPA’s. Good amount of hop bite, with some sprucy citrus action going on. and lighter caramel malt taste. All and all this is good for any type of IPA lover from, the seasoned taster to the beginner.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1117) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Golden color with a surprising small head for an IPA. Aroma is skunky, with a touch of citrus. Taste is rather bland for an IPA. Too skunky in taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elosop (151) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Bärnstensgul med liten krona. Omedelbart bitter, men inte tungkrullande humlighet. Lång, fin lätt sötaktig eftersmak. God för en IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MF666 (255) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Klar gylden, tæt hvid skum, lidt sødlig bitter sag, let drikkelig, sødlig bitter slutter Free Føroyar!!!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (791) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at St. Andrews in NYC. Pours amber with white head. nose is of stale malt and spoiled apple juice. Body is medium and crisp. Earthy hops, caramel and biscuit malt and ripe fruit combine on the palate. Finish is long, dry and earthy. Overall this is good brew that I would drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (388) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Clear golden with medium head. Butterscotch aroma. Dry, bitter taste at first, then some honey tones. Plain and refreshing.


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