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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle Conditioned. Also available occasionally in the cask as Magnificat.
Our interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Not too bitter with extra aroma hops for interest.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Challenger, Target, Columbus, Golding and Saaz hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2768) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a deep gold with a large head. Aroma is sherbet lemon, orange and bready malt underneath. Taste has some straw malt. Bitter marmalade. Sharp bitter finish. Lemon on the aftertaste. Prickly carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Nice malty aroma. This is Durham’s interpretation of an IPA but there are lots of Northern English malts about it. It seems to me like a very strong and tasty bitter, it’s very nice. On cask I reckon I could knoeck back plenty of these.Malty & nicely bitter. Good Stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2012
50cl, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly bitter/fruity, yet not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1804) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Floral hoppy nose. Great hoppy flavour. Orangey citrus. Minor caramel. Lots of bitterness. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Mart, Edinburgh
Orange amber...clear...frothy white head...dissipates to thin layer..some lacing
Aroma - light aroma of citrus orange zest...some orange...sweet light caramel malts.....slight alcohol tang on nose.
Taste - Orange citrus...orange zest..bit of peach...bitter orange marmalade..juicy sweet caramel malts...slight toffee...touch of toasted malt...background light bitter zesty hops...alcohol noticeable but reasonably masked....not a bitter IPA more emphasis on fruits..
Palate - medium carb from bottle...medium body...bit oily sticky texture. Finish as main flavour with increased zesty orange bitterness in the moderate linger....some warming alcohol
Overall - I would give it a good swirl to get rid of some of the carbonation. A nice quite orangey IPA with a dask of marmalade and a light bitter orange zest finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - large bubbly off-white head, hazy deep golden ale with citrus hop aroma, orange flavoured, highly carbonated, quite pleasant

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
bottle at home ... copper ... huge huge bubbly white head ... zezty orange ... citrus zezty hop nose ... light toffee malts ... big big citrus ... ligth bitterness ...but huge orange hop ... juicy big bright and zezty ... nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1540) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Pours a loose white head and an orangey gold body. Citrus, orange, peppery, fruity, pine. Bittersweet. Long bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WASW (50) - - JAN 24, 2012
Lacks character compared to the Bombay 106, perfectly pleasant but could do with more hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2012
A clear golden colored beer, with a small foamy white head. The aroma of hops with fruits like citrus and orange. The taste of sweet fruits, bitter hops and some caramel. The aftertaste is sweet and fresh bitter.


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