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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fancy_Clown (15) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Resin/pine hop character on the nose, Deep amber color, with a thick frothy head which is retained long past the pour; this is a really nice looking beer. Taste is soapy/piney/citrus with not much of an aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit too carbonated for me, though it’s far from watery, so that’s a plus. Overall a very pleasant beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nilz (393) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2013
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s pours a slightly cloudy dark reddish ale with an off-white creamy head. Aroma of hops citrus and a bit of toffee. Taste an assertive bitterness predominates, more one to savor not quaff down! Give it a try, I kind of liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2580) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Flaske på RB samling hjemme (takk til Ivar): eksemplarisk fint skum, en "tørr" aroma med rips og tyttebær! Stor munnfylde og en særdeles rikholdig smak. Her har de ikke spart på hverken humle eller malt, og de har truffet særdeles godt med blandingen. Skamgod, for å uttrykke seg oxymoronisk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
330 ml bottle kindly shared by Ivar. Deep caramel colored body with a dense beige head lingering as a film. Sprucy grassy hops and tropical dried fruits on the nose. Medium to full bodied. Smooth. Mellow fruity bitter flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (581) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Light nose. Rusty Brown. Big fluffy off white head. A real zing on the palate. Dry hard stone end. Decent carb. Decent hop quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Bottled 12/10/13. A dark brown to russet coloured beer with a whitish head. Hoppy with sweet ashy bready notes. An odd beer in many ways. There are candy sugar notes. High bitterness as well. It’s nice but a bit eccentric. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.3, 2.9, 3.7 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2571) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
Hazy amber with a large tan head, ok lacing. Aroma is a little metallic. Flavour is bitter marmalade on a long extremely dry bitter base.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (152) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
330ml Bottle - dark red amber colour, tiny white froth. Carbonationnand pressurisation in the bottle was quite off in this particular bottle and the jet of beer that shot out of the bottle is evidence of that. Deep rich flavours, bitter taste and dry palate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Dark red beer. Great strong taste straight away, liquorice, hops and a kick to it too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6104) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ Rasmus’s. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, light spice, pepper, little fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 260913


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