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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Gushed out of the bottle, red with a toffee head. Nice balance of hops and malt. Dry finish. Good stuff!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Very highly carbonated foam almost escaped from the bottle before pouring. Aroma is pretty low with hints of red berries a fair bit of grass and a touch of roast. Flavour is a reasonable balance of bitter and hop with some citrus elements. May hae got a dodgy bottle will try one more as hardknot beers are usually good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 33cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013 range. Reddish copper with a billowing but fast fading cream head; the aroma is predominantly Belgian yeast with some sour fruit; pleasant hoppy bitterness but rather sweet; and a lasting, warming, finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Well this was quite nice, and 10 years ago, it would have been in my top 10. As it stands, a superior IPA, more woody than most, with a generous creamy palate, and a spruce/citrus finih;. but I worry, that just like carlsberg is marketed as the best lager in the world, craft beer manufacturers thinks their IPA is so good, we should all bow down and worship, and blurb it as so. Good, but not that good (for me).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (781) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2013
330ml bottle from Redmonds of Ranelagh. Quite a dark shade of amber, huge rocky white head, lots of activity in the glass, foaming all over the place. Strange candi sugar nose, Flavour is sweet up front, then huge dry bitterness with yeasty notes. Medium bodied, really fizzy. Finish is grapefruit and a little malt sweetness. Strange brew, almost Belgian in character, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 12, 2013
Bottled 0,33L. Dark amber color with a nice bubbly aspect and a creamy head of long duration. Pleasant fresh hoppy nose, little braced notes, resin, cask. Fruity hop taste, moderate sweet start with good lively taste and an arid, equilibrate, long bitter final

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allmatthew (12) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
330ml bottle from BeerBods. A very enjoyable IPA indeed. Fizzier than other IPAs I have had, but that soon passes to leave a caramel aftertaste. A good amount of hops, too. Will definitely drink again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LakeDistrict (22) - - AUG 25, 2013
A very impressive beer, one of the best bottled beers i have had, fruity, aromatic and a long aftertaste of citrus’y hops

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1342) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
bottle bb 13/06/14. Very lively! Pours with a huge off-white head and a dark red amber. Aroma is good - from a distance you get some floral, perfumy notes but it’ss a rich veg, earth, sweet caramel on closer inspection - a little bit boozy too. Nice. Medium body, medium carbonation. A bit of booze first, which mellows, then raspberry caramel sweetness alongside a bit of funky veg and finishes with a dry citrussy bitterness. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 28, 2013
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Pours amber with a huge off-white head, looks good. The aroma is slightly herbal and caramel-ish, the rest is yeast and citrus. The flavour is more toasty than expected, with lots of earthy notes. Some caramel presence as well, but not much sweetness. Dry palate. Medium body, good carbonation. More similar to an amber ale, but it’s well brewed. Enjoyable overall.


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