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

bottled
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RATINGS: 129   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Argonian (247) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body, with an average white head that diminishes fairly quickly, leaving a good lace. Very nice tropical aroma, along with a medium to heavy bitter taste. Light to almost no bitter aftertaste. Medium to heavy carbonation level, a bit excessive Id say, oily texture, medium body. A very nice, honest, straightfoward IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VintageViking (34) - - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle, at The Local Pub, in Athens. Floral notes, some grapefruit and loads of hoppiness. Astringent, bitter aftertaste. A very drinkable tribute to American IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Amber, fluffy off-white head. Aroma: strong citrus (grapefruit, lime) notes, tropical fruit juice, hint of caramel. Taste: astringent citrus hop notes, faint maltiness in the finish. Medium bodied. Clean drinking, well balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
250513. Bottle at home. Pours hazy copper with almost no head. Aroma Sweet citrus, Slight bitter body. Nod Bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2013
A nice ipa. And a miracle for the uk. Nice hop aroma and flavor very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3069) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 28, 2013
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE 27/11/13 - Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of stingy hops, hints of floral notes, fruits, grass and pine. Taste is grassy and hoppy with notes of gooseberries, citrus, fruits and floral notes. Finish is dry and bitter with lots of gooseberries and grassy hops. Quite hoppy and grassy, but feels like its already past its prime and not very fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5261) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2013
50 cl bottle. BBE 27.11.2013.
Pours hazy dark amber color with a large white head. Aroma of pine needles, nice floral hop profile, some mandarin and lemon with some refreshing grassy notes. Flavor is also quite refreshing with citrus fruits, subtle caramel malts and goose berries. Crisp bitter palate with a fruity finish. Good stuff.
3515

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShakaZ (2) - - APR 20, 2013 does not count
The white wine cask aged version of this is great. The original is good but the wine cask does it for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a white lacy head. Aroma is very, very exciting; strong orange, floral hops and passion fruit. Flavour of strong floral hops, grapefruit, exotic fruits, biscuity malts and some mild sweetness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a very bitter, floral and fruity finish. Excellent stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kipz (1) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013 does not count
One of the tastiest IPAs Ive tasted in years, and brewed in my favorite city, Bristol, UK - not sure why its said to be brewed by American craft brewers?


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