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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
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle (in NZ), pours a crystal clear amber with a large pillowy white head. Caramal note on the nose, slightly medicinal, with peppery hops. Plenty of alcohol on the palate, along with those peppery hops. Hops dominate the malt in fact, with just a hint of toffee in the background. The finish is short, though well bittered.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2221) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2189) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
Good quality malt aroma. hazy copper colour with a thin head and lace. Aroma has fruity hints. Astringent flavour with bitter malt. Almost Belgian like in style. Bitter hop with subtle fruits, tangy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2116) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle from Drink of Fulham. Cloudy orange pour with a white head that doesn’t stick around for long. Floral nose with hints of caramel, citrus and light hops. Flavours of orange marmalade, pineapple, caramel, banana, cloves. Quite fruity. Sharp hop burst in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2097) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 2, 2013
50cl bottle @Delrium Cafe, Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Fruity, peachy, herbal and fresh aromas. Pours golden, little hazy, with nice white head, creamy, frothy, good lacing. Light body, a bit oily in texture, average carbonation. Taste is fruity, smooth,mild bitter. Balanced. Some liquorice aftertaste and some more bitterness. Nice and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1996) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle, Ale Cellar, Darlington. Poured a slightly hazy golden colour with a decent rocky head. Fruity hop aroma with some yeast. Flavour had the same elements and was fragrant and sweetish. Hoppy bitter finish. Good balance. Very nice indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1954) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
280912. Bottle at salhojankadun pub, tampere. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Aroma citrusy hops, fruits, spices. Fruity sweet taste. Hoppy for an english beer. Not Bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Great beer. Aromas of grain, caramel, and notes of citrus and alcohol. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1895) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a cloudy dark golden colour. Has a real fruity hoppy aroma. The flavour has plenty of fruit with a long lasting bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2010
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Lovely strong IPA aroma, along the lines of an American-style IPA – hoppy and flowery with citrus and pine. The bottle conditioning adds a little hazy muddiness; you can certainly taste the double-addition and five hop mix. A good deal of orange citrus tastes with alcohol backing, plenty of competing flavours, a good dollop of sweetness as well. Not for everybody given the multitude of flavours, but I certainly liked it. [24/04/2010]


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