Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

CJGrip's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Many thanks to bobinlondon for the bottle!! Pours a clear chestnut color with a lofty tan head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus, some spice, mild caramel. The taste is tangy fruit, citrus, toasted malt, a bit of off-flavor and some spice on the end. Light+ in body with very active carbonation. The carbonation and flavor make me wonder if the bottle was perhaps infected. It wasn’t totally bad but seemed a bit off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5332) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear, copper-ish, dark amber colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, ochre-ish beige head. Fruity hoppy aroma, hints of cherries and red berries, some orange, sangria borrowings. Taste is slightly sweet caramel malty with a nuttily touch, fruity hoppy overtones with hints of sweet red fruit, a bitter touch of orange zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1725) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2015
Botella 33 cl tomada en scotland yard la Virgen del camino. (r170). Agosto 2015. Fcpref 10..2015. Bien amargo final con un cuerpo medio de 6.2 vol fácil de beber. Buena.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juha (70) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Almost bright, amber colour, aroma is some roast and malts, taste is very roasted and, again, coarsely bitter upfront which is how it should be and seems to be a common feature in Dave’s beers. Nicely done, Dave!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (483) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2462) - 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 I’d hoped it would be. Decent beer though. I don’t think the deScription on the bottle reflects the beer contained within.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (37) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (375) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (459) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (827) - - 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.

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