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Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Cask, Keg & Bottle; Regular.
ABV may vary.

A heavy dose of American hops, bitterness and a rich amber colour.
Hops: Summit & Chinook.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2784) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Fra flaske på RBHD-treff ombord på Fridtjofen mai-14: kort filmskum, klar ravgylden. Mye aroma av karamell, nesten som en lett barleywine. Lett vinøs, sherryaktig smak som minner om krokanis.Ingen ipa etter min oppfatning av stilen, men har ingen problemer med å drikke glasset til bunns.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1222) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Clear and pale amber. Lots of caramel and toffee in aroma and in taste. Croquant in aftertaste. Some bitterness to balance. Not very much like an IPA, a bit on the sweet side, but otherwise decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5675) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear deep golden with a small white head. Aroma reminds me of a barley wine, caramel and hay. Taste is moderate sweet, caramel and light bitter woody finish, strange.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at the Le Gothique Wandsworth Beer Festival on 29 March 2013. Poured a dark amber/ copper colour, with a light hazy and a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, light bitter hop and elderflower. Ripe fruit flavours, with some cereal and citrus peal. Finish was lemon zest, grass and chewy malt.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1270) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Keg at Crate. Deep golden red colour, not much head. Sweet American hop aroma, sweet citrusy taste, anaemic finish. I’m just back frim the states so may be biased but didn’t quite get this beer, clearly designed as an American-style IPA given the hop choices, massively lacking in punch, both bitterness and hop flavour, and yet to much abv to be a session beer. Tasted like an average ’craft beer’.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodbod (32) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co, Glasgow. Amber, with some froth which doesn?t last. Mildly hoppy nose, yellow fruits, tropical and citrus, a touch of toffee/caramel.Refreshingly bitter on the palate, some fruitiness, very clean juicy finish. Not a huge West Coast IPA, but with a nod towards that style.A session IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1715) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle from Archer Beer Stop, Sheffield. Amber, with a bubbly, broken, white head. Fruit salad juiciness. Nicely balanced malt. A juicy, light bitterness on the palate. Soft carbonation. Really liked this. Surprised at the relatively low, previous ratings.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1869) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a nice orangy amber with a thin white head. Toasty, bready, marmalade aroma. Medium body, mild carbonation. Some bread, biscuit in there then a touch of trop fruit, though the sweetness is minimal. It finishes dry with a touch of grapefruit. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (646) - HUNGARY - JAN 9, 2014
On tap. Aroma and taste of toast, caramel, floral and citrusy hops. Not a very complex and bold beer, but well made. Easy to drink. I could session that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5743) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of light grassy hops, citrus, biscuity malt and light caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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