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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Horsham, England
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The exotic partnership between Belgian yeast and US hops. This is our tribute to the great Chouffe Brewery.


Scopey's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co Brixton. It pours hazy golden, with a medium off-white head. The nose is dough, spice, green banana, citrus pith, orange and tangerine. The taste is banana, bitter grapefruit, spice, astringency, lemon pith, faint chlorine and alcohol warmth, with a bitter, lightly spicy finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Don’t think this clash of styles quite works in this case as the yeast takes over.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thmsboyd (10) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle dated 10.06.14. Ripe fruit aromas. Bright golden appearance with a pillowy and reasonably maintained head. Well balanced medium bitterness and a little sourness to taste. Lasting honey sweetness. Fairly full, chewy texture with moderately high carbonation. Overall a highly drinkable 7.2 % but lacking a little complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottled 04/04/14. A dark gold coloured beer with an off-white head. Nice floral Belgian yeasty notes in the nose with citrussy hopping. Big hops in the mouth. Lots of fruity flavours. Peaches and tangerines. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Bought Feb 2014; BB date June 2014; Drank Feb 2014. Orangey Gold in colour. Clear. Average off-white head. Decent lacing. Very Yeasty. Quite Spicy. Fruity; oranges citrus, some grapefruit, hint of lemon. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; sweet malts, some caramel. Slightly syrupy. Reasonable balance between the yeast and the hops. Initially sweetish yeasty fruity hoppy; but becomes increasingly bitter and dry towards the finish. Liked this. Nice English "Belgian-style IPA"!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2403) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle at home from the Battersea Beer Fest. Aroma is light belgian phenols, lemony, earthy hop, mineral and some biscuity malt. Crystal clear orange, light amber with a loose lasting white head. Flavour is rich honey, nutty malt, piney earthy hop, touch of lemon. Palate is semi cweet crystaline sugar, Medium full body. Medium low carbonation. Assertive earthy citus hop bitterness. As belgo IPAs go this is pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Aroma: grassy, floral hops, hints of caramel malt, maybe some yeast. Appearance: dark clear brown, small head, yet initially almost exploded. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: medium carbonation, light bitters coming up, taste of hops, citrus, floral ones. Overall: not bad IPA, yet missing some complexity in both, aroma and palate. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle - hazy copper colour with frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus hops, some candy. Nice bitter taste with a long and big bitter finish. Quite a lot going on, sweet between the bitter peaks. Medium bodied, nice mouthfeel. Softly carbonated. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (269) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Belgian yeast dominates the aroma and initial flavour , with marmalade orange backing it up. Lively carbonation quite a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled, thanks fonefan! Hazy golden, small head. Aroma of hay and marzipan. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Grass, grapefruit and bread. Really bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
Bottled. Pours clear and golden with a small, lacing, white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, peach and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A smooth and crisp IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
141213. Bottle at home (ABM). Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma Belgian yeast, citrusy hops. Stingy bitter on the tongue. Not all that far from Chouffe. Not Bad.


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