Brewed by Durham
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Durham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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Very pale Maris Otter Malt and traditional English Goldings hops replicate the original pale bitter. Bitterness is robust but well rounded with a spicy peppery finish and heady alcohol esters.

allmatthew's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmatthew (12) - London, - AUG 30, 2013
500ml bottle from BeerBods. A dark tasting, earthy beer with a good malty bitterness. Surprisingly strong at 7% - does not taste like that at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (361) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
A nice clean and crisp IPA. With a lovely bitterness and gorgeous amorma. Good, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (295) - - JAN 19, 2015
Sampled from a bottle purchased from the brewery. Pale golden colour with quite a heavy sediment, but pours to produce a very clear beer in the glass. Malty and hoppy aromas. A classic English-style pale ale, with plenty of alcoholic strength to give backbone to the traditional flavours. Earthy and slightly fruity, with the mildest hint of oranges and lemons. A really excellent pale ale, very much to my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (647) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Pale amber body with white head. Aroma is ripe fruits some citrus and some alcohol and biscuits. Taste is malts with honey and some almonds? Aftertaste is bitter balanced by som malts. Nice traditional Ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas are soapy, lemon, biscuit. Taste is dry, lots of hop resin, buy in a very British way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - golden with a generous fluffy head. Nose - biscuits and slight butterscotch. Taste - much more than the nose. Biscuits, maybe ginger biscuits in fact, and apples. Palate - medium bodied with a dry crunchy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yeah, it got better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle split at Rilesters pad, thanks Steve you inappropriate pervert, 31/10/14. Very lightly hazed golden with a big old white head. Nose is pale malts, light hop presence, citric rinds, straw, bitter orange. Taste comprises more pale malts, caramel, earthy, fruit rinds, bread dough, citrics. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy bitterness. Ok pale, English IPA - or English pale ale, wouldn’t have classed this one as an IPA myself, doesn’t deliver enough in the way of hops to justify this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3707) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy light amber pour with a creamy white head, citrus hop aroma, taste has light citrus, malts, not a massive amount of hop very English IPA, easy drinking with crisp refreshing taste light bitterness to finish and quite an aggressive carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (276) - - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Dobbies Garden Centre Newcastle. Pours murky golden colour. Strong, floral and hoppy - a little spicy sweetness too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4069) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is mild, some hops, light malt. Flavour is dry and quite bitter with fruity and earthy hops. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3599) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, tfs Menno. Aroma is very fruity, some butter, citrus, creamy and floral. Flavor is quite fruity, floral bitter and thick bodied. Nice balance and quite full.

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