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Grain India Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours golden with an off white rapidly fading head. The aroma is light citrus. This is a real traditional english IPA. Spicy citrus hops. Clean bitter and crisp. OK for what it is.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
simongladding (10) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Med- low aroma. Head low to start and gone by half way. Pleasingly bitter and lengthy aftertaste. Bottle may have been hanging around in shop for a while

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Cask. Hazy golden colour. Bit of a cheesy aroma with some fruity hops. Flavour is dry, woody. Earthy and grassy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
27th February 2015
Bright clear gold beer, untidy pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with mild fine carbonation. Smooth pale malts, mildly sweet, trace of cream. Hops start with a modestly bitter floralness. The mid brings mild pine, pith, citric fruits and a nice mild peach. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Mild bitter linger. Clean and pretty drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5807) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask @ Navigation Tavern Beer Festival, Mirfield. Potent and hoppy paler golden ale with a thick creamy-frothy head. It’s strength is evident with an understated tropical fruitiness that lingers in the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - 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 (15) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sad24 (210) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 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 (2593) - 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 isn’t 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. There’s probably a good beer in there.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chimpgibbon (424) - 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.


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