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


on tap

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22510) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Cask at the Old Nunís Head - Nunhead, London. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. The nose holds jammy citrus, light berries, pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with light minerality, rich bread, more jammy fruits, marmalade, light pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; fair condition. Moderately resinous on the finish, with light alcohol warmth, more sticky citrus. So so overall. A throw-back IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17351) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14155) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest í09. Gold with slight head. Hmmmm, I wanted to like it lots, but it didnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Cask, Peterborough Beer Festival 2015. Golden amber with a thin head. Pineapple and mellow grapefruit with biscuit. Yeasty with mellow oranges and light honeyed sweetness. Woody pine with a peppery finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9684) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at gbbf 2015 day 4. Clear golden coloured pour with a steadfast frothy odd white head. Aroma is fruity berry, medium sweet grains, toffee, candied orange. Flavour is composed of sweet caramel, berry, English hop, orange and grass. Palate is sweet, lowish carbonation, OK cask IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8777) - 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. Itís strength is evident with an understated tropical fruitiness that lingers in the palate.

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