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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle conditioned. Has been seen in cask.
This IPA is not particularly Pale. In fact it’s a deep ruby red. Based on a modern American style beer from Oregon using Cascade and Centennial hops in appropriate proportions, for bittering, aroma and dry hopping balanced with a strong Crystal malt backbone.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1633) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
330ml ; called Infa Red Oxymoronic IPA and more conservative as its lower boost than on the database @ 6.2 ... Drank from a Chimay goblet I guess its sorta nice while watchin the cricket on tv kinda beer ... its a soulless enough beer to drink with out thinking about its fucken nuance ,yet populated with flavour - is that an oxymoron ? . This nose is floral grapefruit hops ,resin, nutty malts ,maybe some strawberry or lychee ; deep red, looks tight- a subtle beige head too ; And it dranks big powerful kinda chewey caramel crystal malt personality - with handfuls of sticky rich hops -giving birth to grapefruit , pine. grass . Nicely there is some dryness to this as its pretty rich ... Ive got 5 more bootles. I will drop it down maybe . I can’t see it gettin’ higher points !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle from morrisons. Dark copper beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma is dry red leaf and malts. Taste is malts, caramel, dry leaf, some pine resin and a little smoke. Slight touch of oil on the palate. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4539) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
pours unclear brown with an amber shine. Listed as an amber ale, yet to dark to be one, and an IPA according to the bottle. confusing... Small white head. Smell is sharp ,aromatic hops. Bit sweet, but mostly trough the hops instead of the malts. Taste is Bitter, rather sharp bitter even. Earthy hoppyness, not as fruity as thought. has some characteristics of the English ’bitter ’style to me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1472) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Cask at CASK in Pimlico. Great hit of resiny hops with a sweet finish, some herbaceousness, alcohol noticeable. Nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (9929) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle @ home. A bit hazy medium to dark amber color, full sized off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, hops, unfortunately a bit sweaty and a lot of iron. Taste malts, again hops but mainly bitter hops, a bit sweaty and lots of iron. Quite disappointing actually, I expected a lot more. When it warms up a bit it even gets hints of vegetables. Average to medium body, fizzy carbonation. No, unfortunately this is not good at all. Too bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1237) - Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Deep orange with a thick off white head. The citrus and grapefruit aromas are thick too. Hop bitterness and resins are strong, but also very good. Hard to believe that the finish is clean. Body is light to medium and the alcohol is balanced. A blockbuster.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3451) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Dobre piwo z wyraznym zapachem grejfruta rozowego. W smaku dosc poteznie wytrawne i bardzo goryczkowe. Powala smak wytrawnosci, slodowosc niewielka i przytloczona przez chmielnosc. Piana spora i bardzo trwala. Kolor miedziany.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1152) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Hazy to cloudy deep amber, big creamy light beige head, long lasting, good lacing; initial aroma of citrus, bitter orange, some pine, later more malty, bready, caramel, grass, spicy notes; taste medium sweet and bitter, citrus, light peppery; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, mild bitter finish, light citrusy, light malty, herbal notes; overall a subtle and elegant ale, nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuisVida (72) - - DEC 14, 2014
Interesante cruce entre estilos "rojos" con un algo de UK, mucho de IPA USA y un toquecillo como a roja belga. Distinta, muy perfumada y redonda. Cayeron dos botellas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys, Watford. Exploded when opened and sadly half the contents ended up on the table/ floor. What was left poured a clear, deep amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma of berries, pine and burnt sugar. Resinous hop flavours, with some tinned fruit and grapefruit. Finish was caramel, aniseed and bitter spruce-like hops.


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