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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1095) - - 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!!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (376) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Pours red with an off white, foamy head. Aroma is quite woody, earthy. Taste is very earthy too, malty, bit of a bitter finish. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Murky amber/ruby body with a thick beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of caramel, nutty malts, wood and red fruits. Flavour of stewed strawberry, parma violets, dried fruits and earth. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Restrained and less hoppy than Iíd hoped it would be. Decent beer though. I donít think the description on the bottle reflects the beer contained within.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (13) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a lovely deep red colour with a good sized off white head. Aroma is rich malts and hops with a light bitter and dry finish on the malty taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (361) - USA - JUN 23, 2015
Fantastica iPa molto profumata erbacea e fruttata allo stesso tempo note citriche e frutti rossi anche al fusto. Beverinita eccellente da abbinare a qualsiasi cibo. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (432) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
330ml bottle, billed as an Oxymoronic IPA, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Ruby, mahogany, clear, small tanned head which was intent on making a swift exit, moderate amount of lacing. A: Earthy Fuggles hop. T: Decent Maris Otter malt profile, slight bitter sweetness at the finish. M: Medium body, moderate amount of carbonation, smooth. O: English IPA meets ESB, well balanced, a bit more of a cold weather beer, but a nice change from the seemingly endless stream of American IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (715) - - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from morrisons. Deep maroon with a small white head. Aroma is nicely fruity with lemon and also piney hops and a touch of golden syrup. Taste is sweet with good biting bitterness. Oily medium body with decent carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (730) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, candied orange, spicy berries, leather and some toasty malt. Taste of toasty malt, caramel, resin, orange, berries and subtle grapefruit. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A citrus, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. This is a good beer, sweet with good citrusy bitterness. Packs quite a punch for a 6.2 aswell.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
(Bottle) Clear red with little white head. Pleasant subtle hoppy aroma. Medium body with excellent carbonation. Nice hoppy bitterness from start to the very long finish. Some gentle sweetness. Overall a nice and unusual combination.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (222) - - MAY 15, 2015
Brown bottle, 330ml, Morrisonís Aberdeen. Scent is mild toasted grain. Pours dark ruby amber, transparent with a tan head subsiding average. Weak on the nose. Taste is medium grainy bitter hops with light sweet hints. Finish is dry, little harsh. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (852) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Chewy toffee with a fair amount of herbal and grassy hops. Slightly unusual but in a good way.


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