Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5198) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden amber pour with a frothy off white head, citrus and yeast aroma, taste has light citrus, smooth malts, some sweet honey, light bitterness, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5187) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
6th Feb 2015, shared bottle at the 3rd Belgian Beer Board exchange in De Bierboom, Brugge. Amber/orange body with a thin off-white topping. Tropical fruits in both the nose and taste, semi-sweet start, slightly bittering finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. Light malty sweet aroma with a hoppy floral and fruity note. Malty, caramel sweet flavor and a dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Orange coloured. Very hoppy aroma. Hoppy and bitter. A nice and fresh thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a small white head and thin lacing. Aroma is earthy and citrusy. Taste is earthy and citrus hoppy bitterness with some malty sweetness coming through as well. Medium body and light carbonation. An enticing enough IPA, but nothing really stands out on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Dark hazy amber. Lasting white head and a bit of lace. Thick body. Flavour is herbal, floral and earthy at the same time. A nicer English style IPA than usual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4605) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours slitly hazy golden with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of citrus and fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with citric notes, touches of lemon peel and hints of grass. Bitter finish. A decent, unpretentious IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
This was the first beer this excellent brewery bottled. A bit dissapointing as it was cloudy.This is something I dont mind in a wheat beer but dont feel too comfortable with it in a pale ale.Pleasant hoppiness with some citrus seeping through but the cloudiness still put me of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4469) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2003
Very pale ale (almost orange) with a malted hopped aroma. The flavour is citirc and bitterly hopped with a malt edge. A very pleasant beer indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle@home from beer Ritz
hazy mid amber gold, fluffy off-white head. Herbal earthy hops, full bodied, dry spicey bitterness.

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