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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. Has been seen in cask.
This IPA is not particularly Pale. In fact itís 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.


fiulijn's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - APR 5, 2013
Bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan, bb 13-06-14
Dark brown color with reddish hue; huge head. Deep aroma, hops in the front, some fruits, then biscuits and caramel, finally English yeast. The mouthfeel is semi-dry, there is too much carbonation; with strong caramel flavor, dark caramel, touch of roasted malt, and light liquorice; it has a good blend of resiny hops and yeast; the final is a bit spicy.
Lot of character; but also rough.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
(Bottle, 0.33 l† - BB 23092017, at Bar Molotow, 20160704) The beer poured deep reddish Brown. Its head was large and almost white. Aroma had pine, grass, caramel and malts. Palate was nearly full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste had caramel and bitterness. A good strong bodied amber ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (396) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Ciemny mahoniowy kolor (sic!). Piana biala mala szybko opadajaca. W zapachu karmel potem szyszki i cytrusy. W smaku podobnie duzo karmelu i ciastek . Wszystkie tak typowe dla IPY smaki I zapachy zostaly w tym piwie stlumione przez dziwny posmak karmelowo-chemiczny . Bardzo ostre i ciezkie na finiszu dziwna gorycz dlugo utrzymuje sie w ustach. Dziwne...

Marcin G

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1387) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle at home courtesy of Mr_H a deep reddish brown colour beer big hoppy aroma flavour is nicely balanced mix of hops hint of carmel with lingering sharp hoppy notes

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (841) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle from morrisons at home deep red with thick pillowy head taste pine caramel sharply bitter finish plenty of hops

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (176) - SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2016 Aroma is perfume sweet. Almost expecting to dip into a Corona "itís frothy man". The red colour continues this expectation. The hopping is heavy but to be honest I would have preferred a fresher hop flavour and less bittering. Very harsh on the palate. If you have ulcers they will rip pen with each sip. Something artificial about this flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hatzer (120) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Nice ruby red colour ipa hoppy taste not so bad nice relaxing ale ok i say that is all

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a dark red amber. Decent sweet malt flavour. Some nuttiness, slight bitter bite. Smooth finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5164) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Aroma is floral and hoppy with a touch of caramel. Nice taste. The fruity caramel sweetness balances well against the dryness of the hop.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottm2588 (173) - SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle at Figs. Straight from the bottle unfortunately. Aroma is pretty weak, slight toast, slight funk. Taste is big malts, bread, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Good retaining head. Alcohol aromas. Rich red brown colour. Balanced flavours of bitter hops, alcohol and malty background.


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