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


on tap

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (799) - - FEB 2, 2013
Cloudy amber ale with a frothy head. Aroma is, unsurprisingly, strong hop but it has a tinge of citrus and possibly a sweeter fruit to it as well. Taste matches that though not as strong as you might expect from the scent, but itís balanced nicely. Thereís fruit in the finish but almost a toasty hint as well. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (763) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2015
Cloudy, orange-gold pour with a thin white head. Tropical, passionfruit, pine, citrus aromas with nice malt underneath it all. Sweet, malty, but with tropical fruit and a bit of a bitter kick. Nice amount of carbonation but tiny little bubbles, gives it a good creamy feel. Bloody good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2724) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
Another gem from this solid brewer. Produces up a misty, lustrous, sunny amber with a lasting, tight, snow white foam that weaves a thick lace. Juicy and heavily resinous nose that oozes melon, grapefruit, pale stone fruits, orange peel and pine. Quite soft on the palate with a creamy and smooth finish made just that little bit rough from the bright hopping. Massive assertive bitterness that edges floral and resinous. Rose water meets camphor and nettles in the lengthy finish. A goid amount of tropical fruit esters fill it out with a grainy, biscuity malt base to keep it grounded. There is a touch of the 6.5 ABV that enhances everything around it. This is lipsmacking good ale. Balanced to a íTí with plenty of atoma and flavour, and still light enough to smash back all afternoon. Delicious! (50cL, BB 26/10/15, Luckies Liquor, East Vic. Park)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2015
[Bottled, at the Great British Beer Festival, 2015 - Tutored tasting with Roger Protz] - Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop IPA, 6.1%, bright amber, clear. Grapefruit, pinewoods, herbs on the nose. Sweet tropical fruit, medicinal notes very strong, herbs there too. Middle is floral, still very alcoholic. As is the finish. Cloyingly sweetish aftertaste of oranges and alcohol. Bah!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1469) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 7, 2015
500ml bottle @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours a light amber color, unclear, with a medium and persistent off-white head. Aroma of malt, grassy hops, pine and grapefruit. Flavour is balanced between malt and hops, medium sweet with a medium bitter end. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKernOwl (44) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Fruit punching its way out of the glass (Lemon zest + Pineapple + Peach). Body not as hoppy (malt lends a Bitter-esque balance) but a v bitter finish (in a good way) which makes the whole thing together as a bit better than just a big hop-smacking water-fest. Iíll put it on record: I, for one, would happily go South-ville!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (760) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
500ml bottle at Inspire Coventry. Poured cloudy orange (clag included) with thin white head. Aroma of pine grapefruit and hops. Taste is pine grapefruit citrus and a medium hoppy bitterness. Good easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
overtheline (100) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2015
500ml bottle pours a hazy mid ambervwith thin white head. Big tropical fruit nose. Sweet light malts and bags more tropical fruit on taste. Nice bitter finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1140) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
50cl bottle at home from Beerritz. Body is clear to opalescent orange copper, head is small, white, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is citric, flavor is grapefruit, licorice, caramel, spices, quinine. Light sweet, heavy hoppy bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy heavy bitter. Full body, dry texture, average carbonation. Not too easy but refreshing, simple, good hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (326) - - FEB 17, 2015
6,5% ABV Nice deep gold. Thin soapy head. Nose is full of grapefruit, passion fruit and pineapple. The hint of malty sweetness is a nice invitation to a good time. Nicely carbonated first mouthful. Brief kiss of piney limey vapors and then its all about getting naked and jumping in the sack with a bed full of bitter hops. The hops are crackling fresh, resinous and full of herbaceous flavor notes, with grass, raw Kafir lime leaf and pine sap. A very nice effort and reminiscent of another well hopped ale, Buxtonís Axe Edge, which still stays on top. Again, bottle conditioned, so leave that last 10ml or so alone unless you like a mouthful of yeasty goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Keg west riding dewsbury. Hazy dark amber good head. Aroma fruit salad tropics taste same good caramel malt backbone lots of grapefruit bitter hops. Prickly carbonated. good stuff.

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