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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


allmatthew's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allmatthew (12) - London, - AUG 30, 2013
330ml bottle from BeerBods. A very enjoyable IPA indeed. Fizzier than other IPAs I have had, but that soon passes to leave a caramel aftertaste. A good amount of hops, too. Will definitely drink again.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2160) - Hørning, 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 (1738) - 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 (3009) - 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 (1526) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. unclear hazy dark golden, red tint, with an abnormal off-white-greyish head, good retention and lacing. sweetish toasted malts, some specialty malts, carbonic acid, grassy, spicy and citrusy centennial and cascade, pepper. overly carbonated, light body, foamy, balanced grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. obviously a bottle conditioning issue.. for a brew that seemed to be a more than decent slightly hoppy red.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1213) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bière acajou plutôt foncé, avec une abondante mousse de couleur beurre d’érable. Effervescence générale forte. Le nez est en houblons tropicaux, zeste d’orange, ananas et mangues sont évoqués. Dichotomie d’amertume et de fruité, ce qui en fait une sorte de rousse à la fois fruitée et amère, et non caramélisée. Honnête, correcte, sans artifices inutiles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2958) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle - 330ml at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal, QC). Hazy amber body with a lasting off-white foamy head. Robust malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and brown sugar hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, oaky, and grainy notes. Ends with a strong bitter/woody finish. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1188) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a nice red with a medium offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is piny and fruity, pretty pedestrian. Taste is really fruity, moderately bitter and offers caramel flavors along with some citrusy hops. Body is medium, carbonation high and finish was pretty bland. OK

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marvelDim (8) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
330ml bottle. Deep red color. Short lived head. Dark berry aroma. lightly carbed. Nicely hopped.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (739) - - MAY 11, 2014
Birra discreta che ha poco a vedere con una ipa, per quanto ossimorica. Molto maltata, dolce con una sfumatura amara e luppolata non troppo accentuata, che in effetti qualcosa a che vedere con una secchiata di rane ce la potrebbe avere.


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