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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - FEB 13, 2013
500ml bottle from the Romsey Beer Emporium. A deep amber pour with a dense cream head; there’s a rich tropical fruit aroma fromthe moment the bottle is opened; the mouthfeel is soft and thick with some initial sweet tropical fruits, but immediately overtaken by the intensity of the hops giving a piney, grapefruit bitterness that contasts with the passion fruit body. This is definitely a great interpretation of the American IPA style. Excellent.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (606) - God’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
overtheline (60) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (872) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (154) - - 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, Buxton’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2228) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (646) - 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 (723) - Krakow, 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 (1155) - 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 (9897) - 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 (4663) - 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.


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