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

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RATINGS: 86   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Super resiny nose in the bottle which remains persistent and piercing in the glass. Rich golden brown with a fine tight level of pale magnolia foam. A sweet malt core surrounded by an iron ring of lingering hop attack. Casually burly and beautifully long and intense. Not just AOK. Its the best UK IPA at the minute. No doubt in my mind.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
[500ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber, with a decent white head. At first, the aroma is all piney and resinous, but some grapefruit and lemon are in evidence as well. Flavour is grapefruit, lemon and lime, balanced really well with resinous pine, becoming sweet and sticky on the finish. Fabulous [06112012]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle at home, thanks to Craig (Zimbo) - 20/12/12. Chilled in the fridge for about an hour - spot on! Pours a clear mid amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge of the glass and forms a film atop. Some lacing ensues. Nose is big on pine resin, bitter hops, grapefruit, ripe mango, orange pith. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, bitter hops, pine, mango, juicy citrus, bitter tastic! Medium bodied, fine carbonation, palate is pitch perfect. A most excellent IPA !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2143) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius Beer, Edinburgh. This is a hazy orange coloured beer with sweet tropical fruit and orange marmalade flavours followed by pine on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2014
500 ml bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja Toidumaailm. Pours beautifully amber with a relatively small head. Aroma is quite strong for an IPA that is not double. It has resinous pine-needles, and some fruits coming from a strong malt base. Taste confirms the richness of malt character, together with oily resins, and some slight hop skunkiness - that actually contributes to the final taste sensation. Whereas aroma is quite fresh, then taste has some "older" characteristics, resembling even a bit of a dry and excessively hopped apple cider. Mouthfeel is nice and solid with bitter hops determining the aftertaste qualities. Very nice example of an IPA that is perfectly executed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leebotton (185) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DroolYeast (211) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10534) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours dark, cloudy red-gold with a small, white foam head. Lovely toasty pine nose, some ripe grapefruit. Medium sweet flavour, loads of pine, some toasty leaves and grass, lots of juice grapefruit, orange and melon. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately resinous finish, juicy ripe citrus, plenty more piney hops. Great balance here. Super drinkable stuff. Great work.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Keg at Cloisters. Slightly hazy vivid orange amber, thin white cap. Pine, light juicy fruits, slightly soapy, pine resin, but in a good way. Lovely rich malt body, but not cloying. Bags of lovely juicy fruit, peaches, big grapefruit, I get the green banana thing too. There’s a very unique fruit note too, not sure what. Guava maybe? Huge puckering bitterness, tastes like a full-on fresh US IPA. Superb...... Bottle at home. Yep, still awesome. Slightly less bitter though, a thing I seem to notice with all Cromarty’s bottles. Not that I’m complaining - bags of fruity malty juicy goodness and a slight peppery yeasty thing that I don’t remember from keg. Lovely. 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamiepettinger (15) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Poured from bottle. Fresh aroma, overwhelming rich, hoppy taste and with a finish that sticks with you. An outstanding IPA in my books!


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