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Brewed by Downton
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Salisbury, England
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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Cask: Regular - 6.8% & Bottled: Unfiltered - 7.0%.
A traditional India Pale Ale, brewed with a hugely increased hop rate for a strong, floral aroma, and a powerful, bitter taste. This award winning IPA is seriously drinkable, but deceptively strong…. not a beer to be taken lightly! Strong, hoppy and refreshing. Bursting with hoppy resin flavours and citrus, this is an IPA with a bite. Light enough in flavour to be refreshing for the summer, yet strong enough to be warming in the winter.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2010
This is a bottle conditioned ale which fell over in the boot of my car so had alot of yeast in suspension as I couldnt wait for it to settle! Very pale in appearance, nice to see an IPA of decent strength (7%) especially from a UK brewer. The IBUs arent too OTT. Had an almost ’craft brewed’ taste which is a good thing in these day of filtered and pasteurised bottled ale. Does taste its strength. Fairly low carbonation which leads to a very thin head.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1756) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. A golden yellow beer with a very loose & disappearing bubbly off-white head. Floral, light passion fruit hops and a pretty sweet malty, toffee aroma. A quite sickly & cloying maltiness on the tongue, not much hop character - just a mild citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, short to medium length finish and a soft mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2011
bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy pale golden yellow, small white head. Aoma of tropical fruit. Malty-sweet base with hints of sweetcorn, unusual hops with flavours of tropical fruit, not citrusy at all. Interesting IPA.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2011
bottle, floral hoppy aroma, citrus aroma, pale, clear, white foam, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, not very special IPA

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 3, 2011
@ Bree Louise, zona Euston, Londra; una classica IPA inglese, molto equilibrata e floreale, quasi speziata, giusto un assaggio, gentile omaggio della barista, dopodichè ho optato per una black ipa di Conqueror.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1707) - WALES - MAY 5, 2013
Cold bottle. Smells slightly yeasty. Watery, cold lemon tea with a chemically resinous bitter finish. Not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
(Bottle). Malty and sweet aroma with notes of grassy hops. Taste of malt, grassy hops and some alcohol. Dry bitterness in the finish with flavors of too much alcohol. I do not think this beer is much of an IPA, it tastes more like a traditional Swedish 7.5% beer, that is it resembles a Malt Liquor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours golden with a slight haze and a frothy white head leaving some lacework. Some hops in the nose but also a phenollic touch. Solid body, some unclean fruitiness and phenols. Rough and unsophisticated bitterness. 140810

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Cask at the gothique 29/03/13. Golden colour loose white head. Tea aroma neutral. Watery thin palete. Very low hops for an ipa. Some yeast bite.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
A very light tasting and feel to this stong beer.A good IPA but the hops were not that pronounced. Easy to drink to much. I liked it a lot but its not a knockout IPA.


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