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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, - JAN 10, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow/orange with frothy head. A light caramel with an earthy pine needle citrous aroma. Tasty beer, this brewery has yet to dissapoint.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle from Great Grog. Clear golden body with a thin white head. No visible carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of earth, pear and grass. Flavour of marmalade, peppery hops and dusty malts. Medium body with a light, oily texture. Soft fizz. A solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2587) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Thanks to Mark for this! Pours a hazy golden color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit. The taste is crisp fruit, citrus, toasted malt flavor in the middle ending dry and crisp. Then body is light+ with nice, fine carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4105) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle. Mitchell’s Wines, Sheffield. Gold, with a little haze. Film of sticky, white head. Nose has orange hop. Vanilla malts. Flora. Some grassy notes. Hint of peppery spice. Taste is fruity, spicy bitter. Quite zesty and pithy. Some stickiness. Soft, oily palate. Light fizz. Finishes fruity, spicy bitter. Old school. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9319) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (481) - 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>

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6511) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2386) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (879) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6219) - 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.


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