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.

Marstonlad's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (610) - Helsinki, - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle at WilliamK, Helsinki. Pours hazy bronze with medium-sized dense head. Aroma has floral hoppiness with fresh fruity elements and some maltiness in the background. Taste is bitter and especially in the finish dry. Taste is quite typical for a British IPAs, hop presence isn’t as strong as in American IPAs. Fruity flavours dominate. Palate is medium bodied and slick, very drinkable. This is indeed a British interpretation of IPA, not as robust - or rich - as American ones but more balanced and easier to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
500ml bottle from Great Grog, shared with jeevan. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of floral orange hops, light malt some yeastiness. Tate is light bitter orange. Oily texture. Light mineral notes on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (308) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Tulip. Golden, little hazy with big, white, semi-densed head. Medicore lacing and good head retention. Fruity and yesty aroma, little peachy. Taste is light to medium bitter pretty well balanced by malty (biscuity) sweetness. In overall highly drinkable, but still an average IPA>

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (438) - - AUG 6, 2015
Hazy light copper, large slightly off-white head which holds back the aroma a little, but hints of citrus and yeast. Flavour is quite boozy, some citrus, slightly floral, pine, a little malt. Moderate bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4836) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Coppers 8 till 8, Newcastle. Shared with JFK10000. Pours hazy orange, white head. Malty, citrus, floral hops, bitterish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (395) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Barwa: ciemno złota, lekko mętna, opalizująca.
Piana: bardzo obfita, kremowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, szybko się dziurawi i opada oblepiając szkło.
Zapach: średnio intensywny, na pierwszym planie aromaty chmielowe, trochę owoców z akcentami kwiatowymi i ziołowymi, w tle nuty słodowe i drożdżowe.
Smak: dość wytrawne, głównie nuty słodowe z kontrą goryczkową na średnim poziomie w kierunku niskiego, wyczuwalne są również posmaki drożdży.
Wysycenie: średnie, piwo wychodziło po otwarciu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5091) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12986) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at Cardinal. Deep golden - orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast. Flavour is hop, malt, pine, fruit, yeast. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15621) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle, at Cardinal. An unclear, orange-colored beer topped by a finger-thick off-white to beige head leaving lacings. Fruity aroma with some yeast. Pale malts, pine cones and grass too. It has a nice bitterness in the flavor, with pale malts in the back. Fruityness and pine cones. It’s semi-dry on the palate with a decent carbonation. Lasting bitter finish with tropical fruits. Well, it’s a decent one, nothing more. 140726

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Jim D at Christmas. Clear orange, fluffy white head. Sweet citrus nose. Zesty marmalade taste. Boozy and tasty.

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