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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14290) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22105) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34517) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22903) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2288) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14856) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6854) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ladnewton (1579) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Cask conditioned at far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold with slight white head. Lots of toffee, malty, caramel notes with a boiled vegetable flavour. Didn’t get the citrus hops that were promised, really quite disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Cask at Reading Beer Festival on 27 April 2011. Gold colour. Some moderate spicy and citric hop presence throughout but didn’t really have the hop rush that one might expect from an IPA. More like a zesty golden ale really. All in all, decent enough but seemed a little underpowered. Would have liked to try the 7.5% Double IPA version but, unfortunately, it had run out by the time I got round to it.

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