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Cromarty AKA IPA

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96
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Brewed by Cromarty
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
I am no make believe IPA, I am big, resinous and stoked with American hops! I am also known as India Pale Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2784) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark hazy amber with a thick khaki head. Nose is very grassy and resinous with stewed pineapple. Taste very much mirrors that - it’s all about the earthy grassy feel with the very sticky sweet malt base. Nice drop

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leebotton (145) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
That sought after (by me) Ice cream toffee aroma with a slightly bitter / tart maltiness. deep golden with little to no head. A tangy, beautiful pine and spicy peppery hop character. Really interesting. Bittersweet, balanced really well. A rather ’green’ taste going on.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask handpull at The Craft Clerkenwell. Clear amber colour lasting beige head. Sweetish ipa. Some hop some malty sweetness. Ok condition. Just a bit too much malt. Crystal? ? Ok though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
50cl bottle. Bb 03 JUL 14. Dark amber, near reddish with white head. Caramel, hops, berries, herbal notes in aroma. Flavor has gooseberries, caramel, herbs, hops. Feels quite tired, old bottle I guess. Bitter finish.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle, 6.7%. Hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, little herbal and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine, little earthy, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2014
500ml Bottle from Good Spirit Co. (Glasgow, £3.60):
Refreshing hops and some subdued tropical fruits upfront with a malt base and some good citrus notes. Definitely quite fruity on the nose with a combination of berries and grapefruit with some pine too.
Hazy orange to amber with a nice, thumb-sized head that is a foamy texture and very slightly off-white in colour. Okay retention that eventually settles as a fine lacing.
Tropical fruit bitterness to start off with, and one that features some pine, grapefruit and like the aroma some citrus as well. There is a touch of perfume to the hops and a malt base that features some caramel and background fruits.
Smooth & well-balanced with a good bitterness & slight alcohol bite. Not the most varied taste but it goes down well and was quite refreshing.

A mixed bag with the initial smell after opening the bottle coming through as quite a strong & tropical one that was very nice but as the beer had time to settle and open up it became apparent that this aroma was weakened slightly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1048) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
(bottle 22 /2-2014) Low white head, clear orange color, hoppy aroma, hoppy taste, good bitterness, fit body, soft co2. BB date 09 jun 2014.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is herbal, quite nicely fruity and berryish along with some mild honey and toffee to it as well. Flavour is a bit berryish, some spruce, pine, mild grass, fruity and floral notes as well as some sweet malts and toffee as well. Fresh!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottled 500ml (AbM, BB 07/2014)
Amber color, steady medium-sized head. Strong gooseberry bush aroma, kind of Sorachi Ace feeling. Medium-bodied. Similar gooseberry in the flavor, resiny with some fruityness and pine needles. A bit this and that. For this ABV has reasonably nice drinkably and has nice malt profile too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5272) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark amber color with a small head. Aroma of citric fruits, hops and caramel malts, strong resinous notes, pine needles, some wooden notes, grass and gooseberry bush. Flavor is quite harsh bitter with hops, gooseberries, citric fruits and malts, some caramel and hay also. Harsh bitter palate, lingering malty finish. More like a Red IPA or Amber Ale. Decent.
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