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: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 Scotlandís oldest independent brewery, this ale from Belhaven will have your taste buds tingling.
6.1% USA export version. The Europe version is 5.3%.

BeerAteHer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Itís 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 IPAís possess, but thereís a peatiness to this beer that Iíve 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Draught from Nicholsons. Pours a clear light amber color with a smallish white head on there. Nose has some light citrus elements to it with a bit of grassiness coming off it. Taste is slightly bitter, yet finishes smooth and easy. All in all, pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martin00sr (1806) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
Clear golden, small offwhite head. Malty aroma, light notes of citrus. Flavour is malty with grapefruit and a herbal note. Some caramel perhaps and slightly rough, not entirely well balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydslip (273) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Copper beer with a medium foamy bright white head. Nose of lemongrass, mandarin orange, and grass. Flavor is a little strange with a bitter lemon tinge followed by a metallic bitterness. Some grassy flavors come through at the end. Kind of unusual, but nothing Iíd search out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. Golden amber color, sudsy white head. Aroma of subtle flowers. Taste is grainy, lightly floral. Understated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ph0tik (92) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2015
This is a horrendously bad beer. It reminds me of gluten free beer with the acrid taste it leaves in your mouth. Bought a 6 pack... made everyone try it... poured it out

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkellund42 (674) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear pale amber with medium white head. Aroma is mandarin, spruce, malt, dried rose leaves and lemon. Taste is medium sweet, medium to very bitter and light to medium acidic. Body is creamy with lively carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of orange, lemon, lime, spruce, malt, caramel, sugar and hints of milk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (660) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2015
On tap at Berry Park, golden honey color, small head. Aroma is hoppy citrus, mostly lemon and orange. Flavor is malt forward for an ipa. English ipa for sure. Bitter finish. Good for an English ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass Pub in Philly. 6.2% ABV. Mostly clear rich gold pour. Started with 2 fingers of white foam. Left a smattering of lace. Aroma of juicy toasted wheat. Orange peels. Light blonde caramel. Shortbread. Dandelions. Passionfruit. Mango skin. Touch of pineapple rind. Medium body. Floral and herbal with a nice honey sweetness. Slight plastic notes in the finish. Good enough for a session beer, but not complicated enough to dwell on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1113) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2015
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, copper in color, nice white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit and hops. Taste is actually not bad, malts, fruit and some nice bitter and hoppy finish. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joejames (388) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours slightly cloudy gold, one finger off white head, some lacing and some retention. Aroma of light citrus and pine. Taste is light bitter, moderately bready sweet. Light bodied, highly carbonated, thin metallic mouth feel. Finishes astringent. Tasting notes of caramel, bread, bitter herbs, yeast and salt. Not all that great.

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