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Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nottingham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also avaolable bottled and in keg.

A pale, strong ale. A complex and sophisticated IPA, using assertive American hops. Aromas of resinous pine, orange and just the right level of citrussiness. A dry finish and moderate bitterness make this deceptively quaffable for its 5.4%, so take care!
Colour: Golden
Hops: Simcoe, Chinook
Availability: Year Round, but please book ahead as we have a waiting list for this beer.


madmitch76's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, - SEP 16, 2012
1st August 2012
Cask at the Craft. Clear gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. A little creamy malt supports really good hops. Lovely tangy orange and tangerine with glorious tropical fruits, peach and mango and others, even some red berries. Really nice mix of hop flavours. Finsihes semi dry. Infinity was my new Blue Monkey high just a few mins ago but I’m knocked sideways by this - great stuff!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ricki (4) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
bottle direct from brewery. Light golden colour with generous foamy head. Fruity woody aroma. Fruity taste, definitely taste grapefruit . Soft in the mouth with a bitterness to finish. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Dry hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus, grass, hay. fruity hop flavor, grassy, hay, citrus, floral notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - pours gold with a white head. Aroma and taste is caramel malty and citrus and tropical fruity, grassy, easy drinking, nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a clear, pale golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and mango. Grapefruit hop flavours, with some melon and straw. Finish was lemon, hay and some nice resinous bitterness. A very pleasant surprise.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Gold pour with a white head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Soft fruit angle. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, hops, a hint of citrus and mango, lightly bitter. Low to average body and carbonation. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma: average bread malts. Appearance: clear light gold, small frothy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, average-long bitter finish. Overall: not very nice aroma, could be hoppier for an IPA. Pint at GBBF 2014, Kensington.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tayll85 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Drinking at the CAMRA 2014 Great British Beer Festival. Cask. It’s nice, very drinkable, would have again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (927) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Clear, confident and robust mid-gold with a thin loose white head. White grape, apple and wood shavings in the aroma. Juicy. Sweetness is quickly overcome by biter hop flavour. A fairly bitter note in the finish along with a slight buttery note that I can’t get to terms with. Full body. This is good, but not one of the top beers I’ve had at the festival. Surprised this is a medal winner with such stiff competition.


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