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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: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (297) - - NOV 18, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours dark copper with large foamy head. Light aroma with little depth. Nice heavy citrus hops followed by a little toffee malt and a substantial bitterness. Very high carbonation which makes it much harder to drink - very frothy and bloating, which is a shame for this very nice-tasting beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1859) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a hazy light amber with a big frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is huge grassy hop, light caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a super grass, nettle, light toothpaste hop bitter, dry spice palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A superb, refreshing, grass bucket IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hop_Hedonist (223) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Mediocre compared to hoppy US/Australian/NZ pales ales - resin aroma follows through to moderately intense resiny herbal palate - needs to be way more vibrant and fruity for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HampshirePhil (135) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
500ml bottle (chilled) - Bright orange appearance with a slight still foam head. Little to no carbonation. Peach and fruity aromas and smooth on the tongue with just a hint of bitterness on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (105) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cloudy orange with a bouncy white head. I think too many IPAs are dominated by grapefruit - happily this one leads with the mandarin and pineapple. The bitterness is present throughout and offsets the fruit well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Burgers (248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Hazy amber with a thick white head. Aromas of floral hops and citrus. Taste medium sweet. Palate slightly sticky. Finish of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, tinned mandarin, biscuit. Sweet hay, mandarins, biscuit, juicy grapefruit, pineapple, some menthol. Dryish moderately bitter finish. A bit fruit saladish for me.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Keg @ £3.50 a half in the White Horse, Parsons Green. Slightly hazy amber with a minimal white head. Pungent new world hop nose that intensifies as the beer warms up. Smooth carbonation with oily hop lubrication on the swallow. Near perfect balance of hop cocktail and juicy malts with ample body from ideal strength. Thank god for RB on my mobile; I would have overlooked this gem without your recommendations.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Aroma: very fruity, tropical fruits. Appearance: dark gold, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: strong hops, flowery, some hay. Overall: some mixed feelings about this one, palate too hoppy, or better - weirdly hoppy. Pint at the Holborn Whippet, Holborn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (762) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle 50cl from AbM @ home. Pours slightly hazy orange with a white head. Pine, floral hops, citrus in the aroma. Sweet, mandarin, cirtus hops flavor.


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