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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


scotty's rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1060) - - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys. Was really looking forward to this, so imagine my disappointment when I opened the bottle (after a long, shitty day at work!) and the contents erupted all over the kitchen worktop, floor and sink. Iíve been left with a centimetre of headless murky amber beer, with loads of "floaters", cant say Iím looking forward to this! Certainly smells ok, well hopped! This is also the case on the palate, the 6.2% is also noticable. Quite nice, shame about the disastrous start. Thereís nothing on the label to suggest this is bottle conditioned, and it doesnít seem to be infected as the "floaters" have now all sunk to the bottom, so I guess this was one of the last bottles out of the vat! Nice beer, but not impressed! ...... a couple of hours later and Iíve just been on the brewery website and it IS bottle conditioned, they just dont say it on the label!! .......Iíve just re-read the description above and the first line says "bottle conditioned" !!! Well Done Gavin!!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuisVida (18) - - 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 (2555) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle buffet cart stalybridge drunk on the last train back after completing dewsbury to stalybridge ale train. Was very drunk at the time so cianít remember specifics I do remember it was very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1038) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
330ml bottle from the Real Ale Store, that was 6.2%. Colour is a slightly cloudy dark red with an off-white creamy head. Aroma of hops citrus and a bit of toffee. Taste is bitter with a citrus note and a very bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with beige head. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, caramel, citrus, pine. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeyAre (216) - - AUG 2, 2014
At el Raval l de Andorra. Nice honey/copper color with cream beige head. Great balance with some hoppyness and bitterness but still very smooth and easy to drink. Great palate too, just bubbly enough but yet very soft. A new favorite maybe?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Mahogany colored Amber ale with a small white foam. Fine hoppy but a little too bitter and too much carbon dioxide.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, light juicy pine, dry, bitter, sweet toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3259) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at the mondiale 2014. Amber pour, small off white head. Big cereal aroma, breads, slight roast and some nuts with a touch of herbal hops. The finish is lightly bitter, and quite malty, but the malts are light. Nothing is over powering,,its all quite subtle from the bready, lightly toasted malts to the herbacious, grassy hops. A great balance of subtle flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1616) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Cask at Tweedies Bar, Grasmere. Deep amber with a thick yellowy-beige head. Big floral and pine aromas and flavours all the way through but with a good balancing sweet malt behind. Dry finish. Great beer.


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