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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3069) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
0,5 l bottle kindly shared by Holmen2. Salty, polleny, resiny hop nose. Clear deep golden nose. Salty, herbal grassy, earthy hop juice with fruity notes and green apples in the tail. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6062) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dark golden, tiny head. Aroma of burnt caramel,resinous hops and old sweat. Taste is moderate sweet, earthy malts with caramel, and moderate bitter resinous and piney hops at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1522) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from drink shop, tallinn. Clear light amber color, white head. Aroma is malty, hops, grassy. Malty body, hops, grassy, hay. British style ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3960) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 140114. Holds the alcohol well and is quite flavoursome. Big aromas of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. pours deep golden with and off-white head. Aroma of peach, malt, caramel, red fruits and biscuits. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some bready notes, caramel, pine and citrus. medium body, average acrbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. A clear-looking dark golden to amber beer with dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma is peachy and piney, with orange zest and a little maltyness. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, with orange zest, pine cones and some grapefruit. Medium body, soft and pleasant carbonation. Long, piney and bitter finish with a decent bitterness. Juicy. Not a favorite of mine, but quite decent and drinkable. 140608

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear copper/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grass and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Juicy pine and sweet toffee, dry and bitter, fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2211) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy, copper colour. Thin, bubbly, sticky, white head. It’s all there. Toffee sweetness. Resin. Stewed fruit. But there’s a butteriness, that doesn’t sit right. Taste is brûlée sweet. Lots of bitterness, too. Heavy, sweet palate. Finish is long and bitter. The butter thing dominates.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2251) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush, London. A dark golden/straw coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, slight grapefruit, a little caramel, slight sweetness. Very drinkable indeed.


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