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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 87   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1995) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DroolYeast (213) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Aroma of American citra hops. Grass and some pine. Clear amber with small head. A tiny head is lasting. Taste is bitter, dry, aromatic. Heavy bitterness. Light sweetness, some caramel malt. Mmh! Finish is dry. Soapy texture. Light+ carbonation. Best IPA in a long time. Overall amazing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (857) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle 50cl from AbM @ home. Pours amber with a beige head. Pith, dark fruits in the aroma, Bitter, resin hops in the flavor with caramel notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weedster (19) - - APR 29, 2014
Caramel, summer, hay, raisin, herbs,citrus. Pour nice fatty, oily beer juice. You almost can feel the taste through the glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3056) - 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 (189) - 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 (13573) - 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 (3129) - 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 (10875) - 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 (932) - 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.


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