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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.


ianwelby's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (497) - - 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 it’s balanced nicely. There’s fruit in the finish but almost a toasty hint as well. Delicious.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (569) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
500mL bottles. Pours honey golden with a one finger white head. Amazing aroma of tropical fruits with a piney/grassy note. Heavy bitterness in the flavour with the pine dominating and some tropical fruity notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (395) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Aroma: citrus, pine and resin. Appearance: hazy golden color, poor head. Taste: medium bitterness, pine and resin, citrus notes, quite dry. Palate: medium body and low carbonation. Overall: really good beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1005) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 31, 2014
500ml bottle in Bristol. Dark amber appearance with small eggshell-white head that lasts. Pineapple, passionfruit, lychee, grapefruit and pine needle on the nose with a robust malt bill and firm bitterness on the tongue. Nicely balanced whilst still packing a punch.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear orange color, medium to full sized white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is lightly malts, very nicely hoppy, quite fruity, quite floral and some blossom. Taste lightly malts, again nicely hoppy, nicely bitter, floral, blossom, lightly grassy. Decent body and carbonation. Quite a pleasant surprise this one. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4152) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly unclear orange colour with a medium to full sized white head. Smells hoppy, grapefruit, fresh, sweet, nice! Tastes bitter, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, sweet, fruity, nice. Medium body, nice carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle@Yesprs (21/03/2014) - amber golden coloured pour with thin white head. Aroma and taste is medley of citrus and tropical fruits, caramel malts, good bitter finish. Gorgeous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Draught. Pours hazy amber with great head. In aroma mango, passion fruit, lychee and some floral notes from hopes and some malt background. In taste solid hoppy aromas mango, pineapple! and grapefruit backed by malty caramelly flavours. Medium bodied and carbonated, the beer has strong bitter and long finish. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Delicious American hops without being too bitter Aromatic and grassy hop flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, nose is mango, grapefruit, taste is juicy hops, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows papaya, lychee and mango along with fruit confectionery notes. Pretty vibrant. Some clean malt in the background. Similar flavours, incredibly fruity. There’s a mint note too. Not much in the way of malt, quite clean. The straightforward hop character is a little grassy. Carbonation could be a little higher.


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