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Craigmill Swallow I.P.A.

Formerly brewed at Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Bitter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Summer - July onwards. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
Swallow I.P.A. will be our standard cask session ale. A light golden ale with a crisp hop finish. It is the only beer brewed with Scottish hops grown in the nearby Clyde Valley. Available July onwards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2007
[Cask from The Three Judges] Fruity, peach notes, perfumed hops. Light fruity palate with a dry, perfumy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 19/02/2003 Clear golden coloured and pale. Slightly dry lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scotty (1157) - SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2005
This was very hazy when poured, head non existent.The nose is quite pleasant, light, fruity and fresh, a lightly flavoured beer, not much to it to be honest. 39p from a dump bin in my local Morrison, BBE date is Dec 2005, two bottles only, they also had some Coopers sparkling ale, also at 39p!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2005
Bottled. Golden amber beer with a smoothly caramel and hopped aroma. The flavour is quite grassy, slightly hopped and slightly fruity. Overall a good ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2005
Pours cloudy light cold with a very small white head. Strange aroma, quite funky / musty. Reminds me of rotting oranges. Taste is just as strange, very musty/funky, feel is very very thin. I think this may be off, either that or very "unique".

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
Pale amber coloured. Sweet and weak aroma of hay. Very boring and watery. Not much hoppiness anywhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2005
Bottled. A nice orange gold coloured beer with no head and little carbonation. The aroma is really hoppy, citrus notes especially oranges shine out. The taste too has good hop qualities and is quite thick in the mouth. There is a little off-putting sulphorous note hidden in there, but for a 4% hoppy British beer it’s really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
From A Small Bottle.Sort of golden in colour,ok head,weak malt aroma,jif lemon and hop taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Golden, small head, soft carbonation. Cellery nose with some parfume notes. Not unpleasant. Medium bitter hops taste, medium long lasting. A bit spicey at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2005
Fruity, floral hop nose; hazy dark yellow; scumy head. Thin malt body - quick profile. Tangy broad hop bitter like rocket - lingers forever. Thin, scratchy texture. Kinda like a homebrew, but I like it.

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