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Broad Ripple ESB Extra Special Bitter

Broad Ripple ESB Extra Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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1991 Gold Medal Winner at GABF. Bitter is a traditional English pub draught. Extra Special defines a stronger maltier version. Our bitter is brewed using generous amounts of malt and kettle hops. This leaves the dinker with a hop aftertaste balanced with the sweetness of the malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (519) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft sampler from cask on March 23, 2014. Clear dark amber color, fairly firm roasted malt nose, OK firm malty flavor. Not as big a flavor as I expect from an ESB--would like to try this not on the cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4875) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Tap at Broad Ripple. Unfiltered red-copper body. Creamy cask head. Leans into the amber malt and ringwood yeast. Nice cask mouthfeel, but a lackluster effort overall. Old school, just tolerable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1542) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
The beers at this brew pub are very enjoyable. Oldest brew pub in Indiana. No head light aroma great taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft @ brewery. Sweet fruity toffee malt aroma. Slightly hazed copper with a large off-white head. Nutty caramel malt with a soft herbal bitter finish. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Draft: Cask....slightly coppery amber....creamy beige head. Nutty, toffee and tea aroma. Taste is nutty...tea-bitter. Earthy and creamy. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6155) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Cask to taster. Looks good for the style; a slightly cloudy bronze with fluffy eggshell head. Smells of dough and pale malt with some hop notes as well. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8321) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft. Grassy barley malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter dry grass flavor. Nice, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On cask at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Light malty nose. Flavors of roasted nuts and biscuit. Soft clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (7782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Taster from a cask at the brewpub. Clear orange red color. Couple chunks of sediment floating in the body. Minimal off-white head. Little bits of lace. Very light carbonation. Medium body. Lightly sticky. Caramel malts. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Light english-style hop. Not great, not much really going for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Cask at brewery. Hazy amber with thin head. Nose of malty sweetness and a bit of bitter hops. Tastes bitter with a hint of malt sweetness. Oily mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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