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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2250) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty weakness hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hopp bitter flavor citrus hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4520) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Appearance: golden, clear (looks like a lager) with a thick white long-lasting head. Awesome lacing. Aroma: very weak hop aroma, but you wouldn’t tell this was brewed using hops as Challenger or Columbus. Aroma is more malty than hoppy. Again - more like a (bad) lager. I think I also smell something like rusty nails in the back... Taste: it’s bitter and malty. Again - it’s hard to taste the hops and the citrus they should give to the taste. Bitterness is herbal and dry, kinda like from a very strong green tea. Some earthy notes in the back. Mouthfeel: high carbonation, medium bodied. Overall: Not what I expected. Reading the label I was hoping for an excellent or very good IPA at least. But I wouldn’t call this beer an IPA at all, rather a Strong Bitter or something like that. But previous reviews made me think - maybe I just got a bad batch? Who knows. Beer was fresh, BB 08-2015.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 March, 2002 Bottle conditioned. Muddy orange. Citric fruit aroma. Pleasant tingle, though I prefer a softer feel. Muddled yeast and citric fruit flavours, finishing with a bold citric hop bite. Some honey notes. Decent beer. [3.0]
June, 2003 Bottle Conditioned, with Duff & Nuffield. Creamy mouthfeel - smooth. Sweet malt predominant - finish is dry and citric. Not great. [2.9] This was Durham’s first bottled beer and was originally called Millennium City because Durham was 1,000 years old in the year 2000. [3.1]
Oct, 2011 500ml bottle from Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Durham. Bottle conditioned. A strong pale ale with a range of hop notes - citric and earthy. Toffee notes in the malt. A pleasant strong ale. Hoppier than average for English ales, but not as hoppy as American. [3.3]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
Strong carbonation misty gold pour aroma citrus grain flavour resinous sweet grain orange citric peel bitter earthy touch grapefruit fairly smooth alefinish fruity sweet taste lasts a short while

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (3131) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff sep-13: en lett og god, velbalansert ipa med fin aroma. Noe kort ettersmak. Ikke totalt overbevisende men med sin lettdrikkelighet kan den fort gi ganglag for sjelen. Skulle vært gøy å prøve den fra cask. Med litt flaks, neste gang på Charlie’s?

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k92488 (329) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
Flaske på Cardinal. Flott skumm fin farge. citrus lukt lite humle. Smaker tynt. Grei øl men Skuffet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (683) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14703) - 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


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