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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Leighton's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours clear gold with a moderate, white foam head. Tight, doughy malts, moderate floral hops, some plastic. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fiarly dry to finish, withhay, plastic, dry doughy pale malts. Nah, this is just a pretty weak attempt at an IPA.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (759) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Underwhelmed with this one golden lasting head big bozzy hit sime medicinal notes no big flavours coming through ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a frothy white head and the smallest touch of carbonation. The nose is full of unexpected and interesting medicinal, herbal and clove character. The taste opens very bitter and stays that way into a long finish but there are some slightly sweeter wheat beer type flavours present too. On the whole it’s overly dry for my liking - verging on astringent - while its flavours fail to mask its overt, boozy strength. Expected better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2451) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with small fluffy white head, light malt aroma with some fruit, the taste is bitter and hoppy with a dry fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4131) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Draft at Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Slightly hazed orange, very creamy head. Full, orange citrus hop aroma. Sweet, rich, alc-full body. Tasty beer, good unusual big hop flavor, but lots of alc sweetness. A touch of vanilla, some good bittering. Solid enough.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (551) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Pours hazy, golden. Large foamy white head. Not a ton or aroma at the start, mainly just some grassy notes. Medium/heavy body. Vegetal flavors; bitter, dry finish. I don’t find the finish all that spicy, contra the deScription.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (2129) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
Not sure if there is something wrong with this one or if I just do not like this beer. The peppery finish is there, but it also has some wryness in it that isn’t great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1377) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2015
500 ML bottle Clear straw in the glass, white head. Good lacing and body to the head. Nose is lemon, orange and grapefruit. Subtle but noticeable. Taste is more assertive. Orange, grapefruit, pine and lemon. Touches of biscuit. Dry and clean, without the resin. Easy to drink for the 7% and not a hop monster either. Solid English IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 25, 2015
Draft sample at the Great British Weekend New Edition 2015 Belgrade Serbia.12.09.2015.Pour it clear golden color with small white head.Aroma orange zest.Taste orange, lemony, blond yeasty feel, zest bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
29.5.2014. Taste is a bit grapefruity, piny, combined with some elements of british bitter. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (638) - POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Aromat: ziołowo-trawiaste aromaty chmielowe i słodowo - karmelowa (lekko w tle) baza Smak: lekko cierpkie, ziołowe, goryczka solidna, zdecydowanie klasycznie europejska, w tle lekkie owocowe smaczki i delikatna cytrusowość. Bardzo przyjemna English IPA


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