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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1151) - ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Hazy deep amber gold with a thick cream head. Initial nose is musty wheat with hints of orange peel and marmalade. Taste is orangey, with a hint of warming alcohol, sweet maltiness and a nice long warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
50cl from Beer City, BB 04-2014. Couleur léger dorée/orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme, reste assez faible, je ne note pas trop venant de la mousse, laissant plus un bouquet de ces houblons européens pour une pointe fruitée citronnée légère et herbacée. Palais, houblonnée léger épice sur notes de grains, faible ajout des houblons US laissant une faible note fruitée, laissant plus l’accent sur une amertume noble. Manque de convaincre pour une IPA, gardant plus cette approche très anglaise. Pas mauvaise, mais une meilleure approche aux niveau des houblons aurait été appréciée.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Clear gold beer. Light dry palate. Very low carbonation. Sweet malt reasonably well balanced with some light hop. Decent flavour but ultimately flat and thus a bit boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3301) - 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 (1562) - 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 (5755) - 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 (2347) - 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 (2723) - 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 (4690) - 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 (21037) - 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


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