Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Millom, England


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cask; Special. Also available bottled.
A double IPA. Strong and flavoursome.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6903) - - NOV 18, 2012
ambrata buona schiuma piutt0osto persistenten leggero lievito maltata un tocco fruttato citrico corpo medio inizio leggermente dolce ma poi un discreto amaro leggera nota etilica nocciola leggera tostatura finale piuttosto lungo note di frutti di bosco

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Cloudy, reddish amber colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Funky yeasty and fruity hoppy aroma, a bretty touch of bubblegum, notes of red currant, lingonberry, peach, herbal overtones on the crossroads of dill and sage. Taste is dry hoppy, minimally soapy and peppery, moderately sweet, juicy fruity basis, intertwixed notes of red berries and yellow stone fruit, a bretty bubblegum touch. OK. This one was originally entered as Imperial/Double IPA and has been corrected to Belgian Strong Ale. Since "Belgian Style" is in most cases synonymous to ’Belgian yeast fermented’ and Double IPA isn’t really an autochthonic Belgian style, you could likewise speak of Double IPA-Style Belgian (Strong) Ale; just as well you could substitute "style" with adequate linguistic forms of "interpretation" or "inspiration" and vary their reference to "Belgian" and "Double IPA". Whatsoever, underrated in my opinion, due to stereotyped style thinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (375) - USA - JUN 17, 2015
Ipa molto erbacea fin troppo a volte sia al naso che al gusto. Note citriche buon corpo e buona beverinita ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6913) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours hazy deep golden with a small white head. Aroma is heavy malty with some grassy and piney hops. Taste is moderate sweet, sugars, with some resiny and grassy hops. Weak warming finish, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015

Lukt: Syrlige frukter, noe honning.
Utseende: Gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Nesten ikke skum.
Smak: Citrus med en fin honning avslutning.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal tasting med Bryne, Gunnar og Jostein
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@8%, Når@07.03.2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Keg in the Cask pub and kitchen. Pours clear copper brown, nose is pine, caramel, taste is similar, rich.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 26 Aug 2012. Poured a murky, brown, with a halo of off white head. Aroma was really lacking on this one, some slightly sour fruit, spice and black cherry. Initial flavours of treacle and tinned fruit are succeeded by bitter hop resin. Finish was pine, some esters and citrus peal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1763) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
330ml bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett - Slightly hazy orangey amber body with a fluffy lasting white head. Nose is heavy on the hops alongside some fruit, sweet malt, yeast and booze.Nice robust mouthfeel with an estery fruit, lightly sweet finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
bottle from mondial 2014, mtl. unclear golden orange with a very small off-white cap, little retention. sweet toasted candied maltiness, honey, butter, sweet caramel, fruitiness - off-peaches, bitter herbs, grass. moderate to low carbonation - lacking, light to medium body - oily, sweetish and a bit bland grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (2481) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Pour is caramel colored with no head and no lace. Nose is of caramel, syrup and a little fruits. Taste is sweet and fruity, not really bitter. This is a double IPA?! No way... Mouthfeel is really oily, carbonation low. Maybe this is good on the other side of the pond but here it is weak at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - APR 26, 2014
Double ipa insolita, con un busto maltato, leggermente acidulo, con note fruttate, di mandarino, e una sfumatura di lievito, leggermente dolce. Molto buona e piacevole!

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