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Brewed by Binghams
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
India Pale Ales were origninally brewed to be able to be shipped to the British people in India from the breweries in the UK. To be able to last the sea journey they had to be high in alcohol and contain loads of hops. Both the alcohol and the hops acted as preservatives to ensure the beer still tasted good when it reached India. Space Hoppy IPA is a pale golden ale and the hops impart a citrus flavour to make this beer hugely refreshing and ideal for accompanying most foods. The citrus hop character cuts through fatty or spicy foods allowing it to be equally as refreshing with food from the barbeque, or even with a curry!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, vitamin pills, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110427]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear golden with a off white head. Flat, citrussy and bready. A bit of diacetyl. Thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Wednesday. Clear golden - white head. Herbal, tea, toasted, orange, citrus, bitterness, light sweetness, piney notes, freshness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden and floral hops in a nice balance. Flavour is fruits, caramel, some wood, earth and mild bittery notes in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35128) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight citrusy. Sweet, mild fruity and slight citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter and light fruity flavoured. Sweet and lingering fruity finish. Ends medium dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23600) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2397) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Cask at Windsor Locale festival 2011. A golden coloured pour with a small white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Tastes of citrus fruit, hoppy, some tropical fruit, quite bitter and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15071) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Cask gravity at SIBA BF South East 2011. Gold with thin white head. Ascetic hop and tea flavour. Decent bitterness on finish. Some peach and light apricot. Just not a great fan of tea. Ok. Definitely hoppy. Just not sure they are the hops I like. Definitelt bitter on finish though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 21 May 2011) Amber colour with brief, frothy head. Fruity nose with notes of apricots, orange and citrussy hops. Fruity, malty taste with orange, peaches, biscuity malt and citrussy hops in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ladnewton (1616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Cask at CPK, Pimlico, London on 21st May 2011. Clear amber with thinnest of foam heads and slight lacing. Sweet aroma, caramel malt present that is quite strong in-mouth. Notes of lemon, grapefruit and apple. Unsure whether this was a design or ’turning’ note. Finish quite citric and rounded.


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