Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England


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RATINGS: 162   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3086) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (739) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2890) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (207) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7371) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
330ml Bottle: BBD 08 2015, poured into a Duvel glass during 10 2013. Looked fine, nice red hue with a full white crown on top. Floral and fruity nose, but difficult to tell if it was hop or malty notes I was picking up, most likely a mix of the two. It became more malty as it warmed in the glass, with some sweeter, caramel type esters arriving. The taste was maltier from the start with dark berries and an earthy, woody hint within the mix: different and no unpleasant. The alcohol just about hidden by the flavours, would have liked a bit more body depth, but is based on an IPA style, so you shouldn’t expect a heavy, creamy bodied beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury’s Purley Way. It pours clear deep amber with a thick beige head. The nose is wood, earth, brown bread, toast, caramel and spice. The taste is wood, earth, caramel, decent bitterness, some astringency, touch of acidity, resin, light alcohol and spice with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Perhaps a bit more malt-forward than I like my IPAs, but pretty decent nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Appearance: Clear ruby with cm thick ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Lemon, orange marmalade, pepper, floral, toast, smoky, slightly vinous and a touch of chocolate. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness, and low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick rough texture and medium body, average carbonation and lingering bitter astringent marmalade, toast, pepper, lemony and smoky finish. Comments: Very tasty, no lacing. 6.2% ABV.

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