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Duchy Originals Diamond Jubilee India Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (4100) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Not a bad one with citrus and hops in the dominance. Mild body, mild finish, thirst quenching and quaffy. Nice one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4100) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle as " Duchy Organic India Pale Ale", bought at Waitrose in East Cowes / IoW. The beer pours out in a clear brown colour with airy low head and medium body. Aroma of bitter hops and herbs. Taste of fresh, bitter hops, light barley, bread, herbs, pine and mild citrus fruits. Refreshing and easy to drink, enjoyed it, although it lacks some body and deepness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1091) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma: very hoppy, flowers, hay. Appearance: dark clear gold, small white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: flowery bitters continue, Overall: not bad English IPA/ESB, quite nice aroma. Bottle form Waitrose, Bath.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (88) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at home, pours golden with small lasting head. Aroma of hops and some citrus hints. Not a bad beer.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tedvard (24) - - JUL 16, 2014
See: Golden orange, one finger slightly off white head. Smell: Malty on the nose. Hints of piney hops. Taste: Hoppy and bitter. Sharp hop taste cuts through from start to finish which gets more peppery as you go on. Slight hint of sweet malt at the front but quickly taken over by the bitterness. Pallet: Resinous and light bodied. Light carbonation with a medium finish. Nice English style IPA. It is hoppy but not the super-sharp explosive hoppiness of American style IPAs. Not a great hit of citrusy flavours but nicely bitter and as you drink on the malt comes through more to balance the flavours out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Pale golden, decent enough crust of white head. Buttery, dank hop. Weirdly cheesy.

Bottle, Waitrose, Alps Tasting

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Peppery spicy caramel yeast aroma. Taste of garbage and caramel. Sweet and manky. Bad shit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
bottle at home ... golden amber ,,, thin white lacing ... soft funky fruits ... dry fruits ... soft funk... big yesy .. soft musty fruit nose.. not great

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (2306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, thin, light floral, hint of bitterness, dull toffee, harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Hexham. Golden coloured with a sweet toffee and peppery hop flavour, malty notes and a bitter light woody finish.


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