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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 149   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from a friend (Portersteken). Hoppy and flowery smell. Similar taste. Noticeable but mellow bitterness. Nice thirst quencher during a hot day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at Evening Star, Brighton. It pours cloudy golden orange with a thick white head. The nose is orange, passion fruit, tangerine, mango and juicy pine. The taste is juicy orange, tangerine, grapefruit, earthy, dough, straw, crisp bitterness and juicy pine with a lingering dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Really rather delicious! Well done BBF!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (875) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 2, 2013
500ml bottle from drink store. Slightly watery amber pour, rocky off white head, lasting. Resiny hop, spruce, tropical fruits and a little biscuit malt in the nose. Flavour is more summer fruits, mellow, with a decent hop kick. Soft mouthfeel, low carbonation. Finish is resin hops. Really well balanced. Lovely and fresh too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 19, 2013
Caramel hued pour with a frothy off-white head, good lacing. Lovely IPA aromas of pine, citrus, toffee, mandarin, grapefruit. Deliciously sweet with hoppy astringency standing. Good carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1209) - SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Ambery orange body with gradient white head. Firm polleny fizz on the nose, very bright with little room for anything fruity. Smooth and biscuity initial taste, nods of tightly twined hops. Looses something in the middle before sliding into a breezy hefty bittered finish. Pricks of ppassion fruit and chunks of white and pink grapefruit. Combo of bitter zing and juiced up refreshment are bang on. Could have drank a pitcher of this.

Keg, The Vintage, Edinburgh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2013
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2010, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/floral, very balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
Tap@FyneAlesFest. Malty and hoppy aroma. Hoppy and very British. Very nice session ale that I could drink all night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Pink grapefruit pulp is calmly sprinkled onto flower petals before letting this American-style IPA get awash in coniferous bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam settles atop the veiled amber.
-Malts support here, but don’t do much more. This is a hop showcase of a brew.
-The mouthfeel is not trying to emulate that of a cask’s.
-The body is lean and the carbonation frothy.
-Aroma is not enticing enough for a US-style IPA.
-Hop flavours could be brighter.

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3798) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark orangey golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy aroma has notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, hints of pine apple. Taste is bitter and fruity hoppy, cirusy, also slightly peppery yeasty, slightly weak caramel malty basis..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1410) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Pours an amber colour with a grapefruit aroma, very hoppy with a dry palate


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