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Duchy Originals Diamond Jubilee India Pale Ale

Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This has been brewed to a special recipe to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year. It uses British organic "Sovereign" hops and malted British barley from selected organic farms, including Duchy Home Farm at Highgrove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (2092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2015
As Waitrose Organic India Pale Ale. Pours clear orange. Nose is malts, citrus, sweetish biscuit fruits, a bit cheap smell. And so is taste. Sweetish grainy malts, only subtle hops, not pleasant dusty, grassy, light fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (485) - - OCT 27, 2015
Orange colour with gentle carbonation. Aroma of English hops and a taste of bitter oranges and new-mown hay. Distinctive fruity hop taste. A very nice English IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3923) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2015
Flaskenfra Waitrose, Finchley, delt med Steven: klar dypmgylden med fint skum. Typisk engelsk aroma og smak preget av bitter (engelsk) appelsinmarmelade og litt gress. Balansert og lettdrikkelig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonWhitakerr (6) - Harrogate, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
Aroma-Pear, Some citrus, perhaps orange peel, sweet and a little subtle Appearance-Deep Golden, Orange, thin white head which stays, albeit very low Taste-Spicy dryness, some fruit and citrus, but difficult to pinpoint which fruit! For 5.2% it was quite boozy as well. Finises dry and bitter Palate-Laps over tongue nicely. None too fizzy or flat, good balance. Bitter finish Overall-Decent English style pale ale. Would’ve hoped for better hop presence in the taste but still a decent supermarket brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. High fluffy lasting white head. Clear amber body. Mild and sweet apple pear bisquit caramel aroma. Mild and sweet smooth fruit caramel straw flavor with a bit of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short dusty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThirstyBird (2311) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
500ml bottle from Waitrose, Berkhamsted. Pours a clear orangish color with a cream colored head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus, fruity. The taste is biscuit, mild citrus ending dry and slightly bitter. Light in body with tight, active carbonation. Just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sigurhel (1) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
Quite good, but also quite different to most IPAs out there. Definitely worth a try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
500ml. This beer is as much an India Pale ale in the modern context as I am a Chinaman . loads of fat malt , caramel, spicy hops in the nose . A burnt orange colour with a limp white head that would need Viagra to stand up... Flavours and palates of simplistic recipe and crap hops and malts used . the palate is not pleasant ..a sandwich of peppery stingy bullshit ’Sovereign " hops that are grassy , chewy ,limp and dead ..in bed with stale caramel from the cardboard malts , dusty yeast from some old colonels ass hole .. Fucken garbage !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
500ml bottle from Waitrose, Morningside. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of marmalade, earthy hops. Taste has a chalky bite, sweet caramel, light orange. Thin body, thin finish. Dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
13th January 2015
Hazy deep gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry with mild fine carbonation. Light dry malts, little unsweet caramel. Bitter floralness. Mild bubblegum ester underneath. Mild dry citrus before a dry finish. Not a very good bitter and a terrible IPA!

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