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Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Harleston, England
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle at home ... copper big bubbly white head ... spicy grapefruit hop nose ... big fruit ... lots of grapefruit ... little resiny ... odd back note from a hop im not sure of ... decent enough

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2011. Deep gold slight haze. No real head. Some hops on aroma fruit salad style. Better in mouth. A little syrupy but some decent pepper hop on finish. Quite tasty but funnily enough a little watery too. Some sherbert hop. Initialy I wasnt yhat keen but it did win me over

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’09. Gold with slight head. Hmmmm, I wanted to like it lots, but it didn’t quite hit the right notes for me, it was particularly sweet and flabby, I like sharpness in an IPA. There is a sweet hop note and a fruity malt. Never mind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9301) - 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 it’s a pretty serious beer, but not stupidly so. Good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
Cask, Gravity at Banbury Beer Festival, Oxon, 08-05-09 Pours warm gold with a filmy white head. Plenty of ripe fruity flavours and its malty, but overall I agree with what Glen says this is let down by its sweetness, thick and rather cloying at times, its sticky but its still not so bad. A7 A3 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6245) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5203) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - 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 didn’t 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle drank in my stylish pastiche bar at home. Golden/amber pour with a light beige head. It’s frothy man! Well carbonated this one. Fresh citrus nose, predominantly lemon and grapefruit. Lemon zest, grapefruit and light herb flavours. Fresh hop tang. Strong, bitter finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2010
Cask - Kings Head, Norwich. A dark orange colour with a bubbly, disappearing white head. Malty sugars, toffee, grapefruit and orange aromas. More grapefruit and tangerine with a lingering citric hop bitterness and a prominent slick malt sweetness. Soft, medium body with low carbonation and an oily texture. Good but quite malt forward.


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