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Harbour India Pale Ale

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Brewed by Harbour
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bodmin, England

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask and bottle: Unfiltered
A modern interpretation of the British classic with pronounced American hop aromas. This golden ale has citrus characters and robust yet balanced bitterness.

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ē Available from February 2012

ē Draft 5% ABV

ē Bottle 5.2% ABV


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Pours rusty yellow with a small head, aroma is hoppy with bubblegum, orange and rose petals, flavor is bitter and floral with lemon skin, medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Clear gold-amber. Hoppy, fruity aroma and a little green, too. Hoppy but slightly grainy taste, medium-bodied, grainy finish. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (459) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Dark gold with massive white head due to high carbonation. Hop and citrus aroma slight citrus taste at start quickly becoming bitter and I thought a little bready that dulled the IPA style Ok but have had better

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle- copper coloured with slim white head. Citrus hops aroma with sweet malts. Bit of a peculiar taste, unbalanced, spicey, medicinal mix of flavours. Medium bodied, dry, quite high carbonation. Donít really like it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerd16 (132) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Pours copper orange with small white soapy head. Aroma is a lazy generic template IPA - citrus and earthy, spicy hops. Taste is much the same, sweet citrus and British spicy, savoury hop flavor. Very little malt presence - poorly balanced. Bitterness in the tail is rough and unrefined. For once Ratebeers style classification is accurate: lacks malt presence and body of an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden. Hoppy aroma with overripe fruits, a bit weedy. Flavor has a bit of sweetish english malt, a hint of biscuit and nice hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottled 08/02/14. A massively carbonated beer hence it pours with an enormous rocky white head atop the slightly hazy golden body. Itís very bitter and has lots of hops. Quite sharp with a little sweetish malt in the nose. Pretty tasty but a bit problematic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (140) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys for just £1.50 - Bargain! Upon taking a sniff there is a noticable citrus (lemon and grapefruit), floral, grassy and slightly spicey aroma. Taking a sip these things are noticable in the taste, along with resin and pine leading into a slightly sharp and sour bitterness which lingers in the finish. A very nice beer indeed although the fizzy carbonation is a bit heavy handed. Definitely buying again!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD 1st May 2014. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 10th Jan 2014. This is the first beer of a írandom beer tasting eveningí Iím having with myself while the wife is dining with a bunch of other ladies elsewhere. Exceedingly lively, only got about a third of the bottle into the glass on the first pour because the head it produced just kept growing and growing. Below it was a misty, deep old gold coloured body. The huge head left some heavy lacing too. Spicy hop nose with citrus undertones. The beer was refreshing and tasty: bitter and almost sharp on the tongue, the hops ruling the malt contents completely. Iím not fan of golden brews that have a citrus front usually: however this has enough character and depth of spiciness to equal those lemon/lime type flavours and aromas. I thought a peppery taste arrived as it warmed a little too. Most enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle - BCA; some sediment. Hazy Pale Gold in colour. Very Fruity; lemon citrus and grapefruit. Hoppy; grassy, piney and spicy hops. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Bitter lemon citrus fruity hoppy and quite dry throughout. Decent.


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