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Blue Anchor Spingo IPA

Blue Anchor Spingo IPA
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Brewed by Blue Anchor
Style: Bitter
Helston, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. May be sold as Jubilee.
A clean tasting hoppy beer, originally brewed for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Julilee in 2002.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
47574xeCD (756) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Cask at the Blue Anchor 27/10/15. Poor review as beer was on the turn. Poured cloudy gold orange with white head. Hop presence, mild bitterness, grapefruit and Citrus. Lightly IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
21st October 2013
On tap at the wonderful Blue Anchor. As ’Jubilee IPA;. Almost clear gold - amber beer. Good white head which is odd because there is no carbonation in the smooth palate. Light malt, clean and little creamy, Light orange marmalade hops with some floral things. Light finish with a mellow bitter linger. Good flavours but flat condition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Ripe pears and bitter hop resins dwell within honeyed malts in this silky, engaging Old World IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty dark golden.
-A touch of sulphur adds to the list of idiosyncrasies.
-This one doesn’t taste as unique as their Spingos, but it’s still different from the normal English IPA.
-The hop aftertaste is quite leafy.
-An engaging briny touch melds with the hop profile.
-Carbonation is very low, increasing drinkability.

On cask at The Rake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Blue Anchor Spingo Diamond Jubilee ].
[ BBF 06-2013 ]. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry, bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121208]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Cask at the Grape and Grain Spring Beer Festival, Crystal Palace. Clear brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, malt and treacle nose. Caramel, sweet roast flavour with a smidgen of licorice. Sweet malt laden finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2011
Cask at the Blue Anchor, Helston, as Jubilee IPA. Pours clear golden with a small white head.Aroma is malty. Taste is very light, good nutty malts and some candy like sweetness, light in hops, moderate dry end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13879) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
aka Pale Ale. Slightly hazy blond. Earthy and almost herbal aroma. Earthy, a little funky palate with hints of pedio. If you’ve seen the brewery you woudn’t be surprised by the funk. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Cask as Jubilee IPA at the Blue Anchor. Pale gold with a hint of pedio in the aroma but tastes fabulous. Nice nutty malts. Rich for how light it is with yummy floral hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11929) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle conditioned as Jubilee Ale 2002, 330ml. From The Blue Anchor, Helston, Cornwall. Orange gold, hazed with slight white head. Honeyed smooth beer, aged reasonably to allow the hops to be amalgamated into the overall flavour. Some sherry like qualitties. Malty sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2718) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2006
Cask, handpump @ the Blue Anchor Inn, Helston, Cornwall
Bright, medium, ruddy gold with a short lasting, frothy white head that left some firm lacing. Fresh sapped honey and clean, grainy malt in the aroma. Hops hit hard at first in the mouth, grassy, bitter and just a touch metallic with some herbal foundations. Overlapping the hops are some grainy, fresh pale and toasted malts that ensure this one remains dry. Zingy, bitter and light on the palate and finish, this remained quite fresh an delicate for a cask conditioned ale. Very pleasant drinking. One for a long session.

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