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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Pours clear and golden. Citrus fruits with a hoppy bitterness, slight malty sweetness, right at the end a touch of lychee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruits, grapefruit, some grass, pineapple and toast. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4602) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Sampled at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. Clear golden body with an off-white head. Aroma is soft malty and citric fruity like peach, apricot and grapefruit. Nice and balanced in flavor, soft pale malt, citric fruit and balanced good bitterness. Medium body and fine aftertaste. Nice, well-made IPA, nothing more nor less.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Dunkel gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av sitrus og humle . Smak av humle og sitrusfrukter . Cardinal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled 500ml ABM. Amber color, good big creamy beige head. Very aromatic citric smell, like sniffing a bag of hops. Medium-bodied. Citrusy fruity hoppy flavor. Citrus, some pine and resin. Some of my favourite hops used and tastes very fresh (BB 11/2013).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5657) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
From bottle at Nærbøfestivalen 13. Pours dark cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of piney and fruity hops, inviting. Taste is fruity, apricot and grapefruit, crisp and fresh, well balanced and tasty IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2013
Tap at Draft House tower bridge. Pours clear full orange with a small white head leaving some good lacing. Nose is full of very tropical - passionfruit, mango, lychee. Alludes to an underlying bitterness. I like it. Taste has light banana with tropical fruits especially focused on lychee. Not overly sweet with a balanced bitterness to it which is slight but a nice enough kick. Nice stuff

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Deep orange to amber colour, moderate off-white head. Very nice aroma of fruity and piney hops, notes of tropical fruits. Distinctly hoppy flavour throughout, tropical fruits and grapefruit, resin and a solid bitterness in the finish, but not too extreme. There is a decent malty backbone to support the hoppiness - a well balanced IPA in my book, can easily compete with most of its American counterparts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - OCT 2, 2013
Lovely aroma, as you would expect. Pretty good, but just not enough malt to balance the bitterness. Malt balance is non existent. Typically British interpretation of a US style which forgets to pile on the malt to give a beer real balance and real complexity. More like a British interpretation of a West Coast pale ale. Still good but to my taste needs more.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
somersetelvis (11) - Weston super Mare, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
A true example of a west coast IPA. Massive resinous hop aroma and palate. One of my favourite beers.


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