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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


dunkpigen's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, - JAN 28, 2011
Pours amber/red with a offwhite head. Aroma of strawbeery, caramel and resin. Flavour starts with resin and grapefruit then balances it with the fruityness from strawbeeries and the sweet caramel. Nice mouthfeel.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (155) - SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Not a bad beer, liked the colour but to be honest I would have preferred a fresher hop flavour and less bittering. Not sure it carried well across the pond.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hatzer (67) - 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 (585) - 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 (4567) - 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 (95) - Dumbarton, 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 (105) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Good retaining head. Alcohol aromas. Rich red brown colour. Balanced flavours of bitter hops, alcohol and malty background.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jaumix (11) - Malaga, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2015
Had an interesting head, Orval style, long lasting. Aroma wasn’t too great but you could feel the hops. Flavourwise, a bit disappointed, was expecting a slightlier more hoppy flavour, just felt bitter with no taste, nothing special in particular

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CharlieTwoPies (34) - United Kingdom, - DEC 26, 2015
Pours a nice deep red with a dense off white head. Aroma is fairly weak, juicy fruit, caramel biscuit, and citrus peel is just about there. Taste is mildly green and hoppy, a thin caramel biscuit presence, finishing bitter, astringent, unbalanced, and very jarring. The level of bitterness is fine but it is clearly an example of poor choice/use of hops: aroma is weak and the bitterness is unpleasantly astringent and harsh. Poor brewing. I had such high hopes...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeebon (354) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Pours dark copper amber in colour with light tan head. Aroma is very much toasted malt, some citrus and tropical fruit, caramel and earthy. A very bitter but smoothly sweet taste and strong lingering flavour. A little fizzy in the mouth but that doesn’t stop this being a nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (2379) - 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.


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