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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the amazing hoppy beers being brewed by American craft brewers this beer is heavily hopped, packing it with tropical fruit flavours and aromas. Pineapple, passion fruit & grapefruit are the dominant features of this beautiful amber ale, that has a big strong malt backbone to balance out all the hops.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7156) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
500 ml bottle. 1544. BB 12/12/14. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Clear amber colour with a tiny light tan head. Tropical fruits, fruity sweetness, mild hoppy bitterness and some malty sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is much more bitter with grapefruit, resin, lots of dryness, some fruitiness and caramel maltiness. Balanced and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31488) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity. Bitter and smooth fruity. Crisp hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7904) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, pineapple and some tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long tropical fruity finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11523) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 280214

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, flowers, fruits, grass, pine and malt. Nice bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1878) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle - hazy amber with slim off-white head. Citrus hops and tropical fruit with a strong malt backbone. Similar in the taste, medium bodied, bit of an oily mouthfeel, late bitter finish. Not bad, but not crisp, interesting or well crafted enough for my liking.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leebotton (219) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Strong pineapple hop aroma. Clear golden amber. Piney, peppery and bitter floral flavours with a big bitter bite on the end. Really refreshing and fruity. Fantastic mouthfeel, fills the mouth, although the texture is not thick but works well. Only thing I would say is that it may be very slightly too bitter on the end but it is interesting and everything else makes up for this anyway. Like drinking the most fragrant bitter orange juice ever.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13844) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. An unclear, orange-golden beer with a small, dense, off-white head. Some lacings. The aroma has pine cones, citrus peel and some maltyness. It’s full-bodied and dry, with a nice carbonation level. Bitter, citrus-peelish flavor with pine cones and a little maltyness. Lasting bitter finish. A pretty nice one, sure shows also the Brits can make proper IPA’s. 131019

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10859) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
Sample at Nærbø Ølfestival. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, citrus, peaches. Medium body. OK beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mt_hall (120) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled. Slightly hazy copper colour with a medium-sized, almost-white head of fine bubbles. Hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit. Slightly honeyed start I the mouth, with grapefruit in the middle and a very dry, piney finish. Clean flavours are very well balanced with a touch of warming alcohol and prickle of carbonation. Excellent.


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