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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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%.


jake65's rating

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle: Pale amber color with some floaters. Two fingers of fluffy white head. Odd aroma, sort of a pollen like smell... floral and herbal. Tastes herbal, but its abrasive. Sort of skunky... chalky... could be the yeast, could be the malt, could be that its just odd and I don’t like it.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1840) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (905) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joejames (270) - 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.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cousin_Larry (461) - - JAN 31, 2015
Skunky, skunky, skunky, skunky, skunky, licorice, licorice, skunky, skunky, licorice, skunky

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (221) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Grapefruit, earthy, spicy hop aroma. Appearance is a crystal clear gold with a small white head that quickly went away. Flavor is blend of grapefruit, fruity and spicy hop flavors. Malt flavor has notes of biscuit and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a decent British ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (338) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Orangegul vätska. Fruktig doft med färsk gräs och hö. Maltig smak med örter och frukt. Lätt söt med ok beska

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Floral with some bitter citrus. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mackeon (89) - - JAN 17, 2015
Very good IPA with a good flowery bitter note nicely in balance with a light sweetness that I find unusual in an IPA. Should not be drunk too cold. Nice label, too.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (266) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear golden with a decent white head. Citrus and floral aroma. Medium body. Floral, light citrus, and a slight hoppy aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (178) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
500ml ($3.99) pretty decent, first thistle ber. not bad. has a different flavor for sure.


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