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Grain India Pale Ale

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Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Harleston, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (cold-filtered).
A traditional strong and hoppy Indian pale ale, brewed with the finest English Maris Otter pale ale malt to give a full-bodied malty chracter.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Cask at the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop on 13 September. Poured a mid-golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, peppery hop and bready malt. Sweet fruit flavours; mango and lychee, mixed with biscuit. Finish was resin, dry grain and dried fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
martynhall20 (13) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. No head, very small light carbonation bubbles. Amber colour, cloudy and some sediment. Citrus aroma, lemons and grapefuit. This carries on in the taste, but bitter like grapefruit rind. The taste lingers, comes back in a second wave of bitterness too. Nice, but its difficult to distinguish much other than citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sad24 (98) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
At the recruiting Sergeant in Horstead. A really good solid floral, citrusy hoppy ipa. Superb

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from the Real Ale Shop, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk. Hazy, pale amber. A film and a few bubbles of white head. Hmm, tastes a lot like butterscotch. And presumably that isnít intended? Not a lot else, bar a background, light hop. Taste is more of that, with a fair amount of bitterness. Dry, bitter finish. Not great. Shame. Thereís probably a good beer in there.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chimpgibbon (309) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Real Ale Co.. Boasting crisp citra hops, this was however very generic English bitter ale, sweaty and lacking in fruitiness. Decent bitter finish but not complemented by any depth of character. To be fair probably better on cask.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5257) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Cask (Newcastle Beer Festival 2014) - Hazy golden in colour. Grapefruit, gooseberries and lemon in the aroma. Hoppy and fresh taste with tangy grapefruit dominating.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Keg@ earl of Essex. Clear golden caramel colour. Nice white head. Slight veggie on the nose with fruit. Malty Toffee, candy sweetness with pineapple and mild bitterness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Gravity poured half-pint at the Kings Head, Norwich on 20 Apr 2013. Golden amber body with a thin white crown that didnít hang around. Semi-sweet for an IPA with a mildly malt nose, where have the hops gone? Traces of citrus smells as the beer warmed a little in the glass and a mini bitter finish in the taste, otherwise we are talking malts here. Solid enough (I like sweet flavoured brews), but I was expecting a hoppy IPA like usual, not a slightly citrus/grapefruit tasting beer with a malt front and aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
On gravity at the Volunteer, Bristol 30/3/2013. Amber with a decent white head. Sweetish, peach and tangerine fruits, with some spicy hops and a dryish finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2013
Cask (Mill, Cambridge)
Peach aroma. Rich gold. Sweet, but quite bitter, and again peachy hops in the mouth. Nice carbonation for a real ale. You can tell that itís a pretty serious beer, but not stupidly so. Good one.


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