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Freewheel Ironbridge Hybrid IPA

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A hybrid beer true to the English roots of India Pale Ale, but fortified with American hop varieties Cascade, Centennial, and Willamette. The result is a thirst quenching pale ale just bursting with hope flavor without excessive bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Toronado. (my first one from this brewery) Clear dark golden with a small white head. Citrus, grapefruit, some grass, malt and some biscuits. Soft and easy to drinkk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7061) - Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at the brewpub
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavor is fruity, caramel malts and bitter lemon
Nice, easy drinking and clean

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5814) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Cask at Freewheel. The aroma is malty, herbal and fruity. The flavor is citrusy with some pine and a little herbal honey tea and bread. Quite quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Cask pour@Freewheel. Clear amber color with lasting ivory head. Tea leaf, herbal, floral, mandarin orange citrusy aromas. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice earthy, floral, fruity hop flavors with some pale malt sweetness--medium bitterness--tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Draught @ Toronado, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap @Toronado,SF. Pours light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, biscuits, floral hops, some citrus and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and floral with some citrus and caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
On tap at Toronado. It pours a more or less clear body, dark golden in color, and topped by a small off-white head. The aroma is mostly fruity, with some cellar and a touch of pine cones. Cellarish flavour too, with pine cones and fruityness. The flavor goes in the same direction, with some bitterness. Full body. Lasting finish. Way too cellarish, else nice. 130804

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1868) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
At the brew house out of a cask. Faint orange, lemon and saltine cracker malt. Hazy moderate deep honey-gold with a full white creamy head that lingers down the glass. Malt Nd hops balance, yet slightly subdued for the style, with some chewy yeast after mid-palate. Hops are grapefruit and juicy with some earthiness and slight pine. Slight bitterness, more pronounced on the finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Cask pour. Pours clear golden with a medium white creamy head that dissipates with nearly perfect lacing. Aroma is quite faint, with notes of pine and citrus. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and lightly bitter, increasing bitterness to the far finish. Not bad, but pretty bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Orange in color with a white head. Interesting hop profile on this. A bit of tea, orange peel, very light pine, and a strong floral quality. Bready malt, toast, and a light sweetness. The flavor is nicely balanced without much sweetness or overwhelmingly bitter. Moderate citrus along with lots of floral notes, tea, grass, and hints of pine.

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