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Colonsay IPA

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Brewed by Colonsay
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Isle of Colonsay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"...the IPA is a truly refreshing ale that is ideal for a session...hint of citrus amongst all the malt and hops flavour in this IPA... only use the finest Hebridean water with malts, hops and yeast..."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle. Golden with a clear appearance and a small head. Some pleasant hoppiness but lacks body. Cant really see it as an IPA-more like a pretty weak bitter. Not one to search out.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (258) - - AUG 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Dobbies farm shop. Big bubbly white head settles quickly, good lacing. Slightly hazy amber body. Sweet malty nose, hint of lime. Flavour is bready, biscuit, a little lime, unusual aftertaste. Good mouthfeel, full with medium carbonation. Quite pleasant.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrHangover (3309) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle @ THT February. Pours a clear golden beer with a medium sized white head on top. Aroma of no hops at all, slight malty presence is there. Flavor has no bitterness, no hops, just a watery malty mess. Could be a very old bottle off course, otherwise this is no way near an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (10632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle @ The Hague Tasting. Slightly unclear orange color, small to average sized off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, the slightest hint of hops, slightly a bitter finish. Average body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
50cl bottle shared @THT courtesy of and shared with SIC1314. Thin white head. hazy golden pour. Very little bitterness. Malty. A bit watery.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is grainy malt, faint hops, not much else. Flavour is grainy malt with grassy hops. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (6644) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours pale gold, light haze, long-lasting white head. Aromas of over-ripe fruit, light sourness, cooked oranges. Taste is sweet and lightly sour, bitter at the end. Something chalky too. Odd.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (4010) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home a while ago from alesela
pale golden, earthy nose, medium body, lightly bitter, slightly nondescript and watery.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porkpie (7) - - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
Easy going, subtle and pleasing. Not too dry. Well balanced Malt/hop. Good water quality. Don’t expect to get thumped around the head with hops as it’s a lot more of a light session ale than an IPA.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ukcanuck (1) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
Was looking forward to this. The sink had more than I did. Far too mild for an IPA, and a rather off-putting taste: so much so that I wondered if it had skunked. Gives you that "water-belly" feeling.


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