Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1198) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottled. Hazy amber, creamy and lacy head. Herbal/earthy, sweet floral and citrusy hop notes, yeasty esters. Dry biscuity Maris Otter, medium caramel. Dryish, crisp bitterness, mild but lingering bitter finish. Fresh, well balanced. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1182) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle nice amber color lasting white head Aroma is hops malt citrus floral taste is malt aroma hops and a little bit alcohol very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (1149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
DWF; Pours hazy golden with a lasting, lacing off-white head. Nose is light malty, fruity and citrus. Taste adds balancing sweet. Body is medium to full. Texture is oily to creamy. Lasting bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy dark golden appearence. Lively herbal-hoppy aroma and flavor, tea and fruit, solid long lasting bitterness with a mineral edge. Durham brewery is getting more and more respect from me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Drunk at Cotteridge Wines very very good beer sampling party. Their version of an IPA is not really a version that I would bother with again. Beause it’s not an IPA. Who says it is? I’m not sure. Does anyone? Not me. I don’t. Do you?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1104) - SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2010
Bottle, Waitrose Ponteland. Good clean copper with a fairly thick white head. Palate and nose are both well balanced, loads of citrus hops and well balanced malt. Lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1085) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (1000) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Barwa: pomarańczowa, zmętniona. Piana biała drobno pęcherzykowa, początkowo obfita z czasem zanikająca, ale oblepiająca szkło. Wysycenie średnie do niskiego. Aromat: lekko kwaskowy, cytrusowy, pomarańczowy pochodzący z chmielu, przykrywający słód. Dodatkowo akcenty drożdżowe. Smak: słodowy, ale nie słodki, z wyczuwalną konkretną goryczką na końcu. Lekka nuta alkoholowa. St Cuthbert Special India Pale Ale określana jest przez producenta jako nowoczesna IPA. Zawiera mieszankę chmieli angielskich, czeskich oraz amerykańskich, co przekłada się na aromat, ale nie powala. Dodatkowo jest mocniejsza niż standardowe angielskie piwo tego rodzaju. Na tym tle faktycznie się wyróżnia. Etykieta jest przemyślana i gustowna, a firmowy kapsel także prezentuje się nieźle. Nie jest to jednak piwo specjalnie odkrywcze ani wybitne. Przyzwoite owszem, jednak zapewne nie zostanie w mojej pamięci i nie podejrzewam żebym sięgnął po nie ponownie - zwłaszcza za taką cenę.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (929) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from the shop on Holy Island, served cool. Orange with a fluffy white head. Burnt Sugar aroma. Orange marmalade and marzipan in the flavour, with some zesty floral hops. Definitely an English version of an IPA. Nice alcohol kick. I’ve yet to be disappointed by this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2005
Tasted 23/10/2005. 500ml bottle-conditioned, from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington. Hazy, deep, yellow-gold with little visible carbonation and a large, white, head that collapses to a skinny film. Lovely little floaties prove this beer’s claim of being an unfiltered real ale. Citrus and that herbacious, noble hop, aroma dominate the nose. Some background hints of crystal malt. Dry, dry, dry... little malt shows through in the flavour, it’s all hops, aloe vera, pepper, lemon leaves. Reminiscent of my first homebrew lager - dry and very hoppy. Long, lingering, bitter finish. Well made but a bit over the top, for me, in the hop department. I’m sure would be appreciated by lovers of dry APA’s or lager drinkers looking to try an ale.

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