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Hawkshead IPA

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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Staveley, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This 7% IPA is brewed with loads of American and New Zealand hops, it has an amazingly fruity aroma and flavour (without the bitterness you may expect for such a heavily hopped beer) and is backed up with a biscuity malt base.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7499) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 4 Sep 2015) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, orange peel and earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange peel, apricots, crisp-bread and a generous resiny bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and well made IPA. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7119) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2015
On tap at Whats Brewing. Pours almost clear dark golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of Nelson, passion fruit and pineapple. Taste is light sweet malty, exotic fruits with bitter grapefruit at the long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (502) - - OCT 25, 2015
Malty, really fruity, mango, pineapple, citrus. Floral. A little biscuit. Fairly sweet but we’ll balanced by a robust hoppy bitter finish. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peyto567 (42) - London, - AUG 6, 2015
some beers are great in cask or keg, few make the transition to bottle without losing something. Having tried this in both formats, both rock.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (2100) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Pours murky apricot liw white head Aromas has malty profile, caramel, sweet fruity hops Taste has caramel, hoppy tropical fruits, wee bit to funky and sour

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Pours hazy matte copper with nearly flat white head. Aroma of mango, light resin, grapefruit. Taste is funky fruit bitter, almost tarty, with resinous finish. Body is light and smooth with almost lively carbonation. Quite weird, somewhat funky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1165) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Keg at The Knott Bar, Manchester. A slightly hazy pale amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of orange, melon, subtle toffee, some berries and pine. Taste of orange peel, grapefruit, melon, some caramel, some resin and honey. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A citrusy bitterness with some sweetness. A balanced IPA with citrusy and malty flavours. Average overall but good bitterness and sweetness......................................... Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, subtle pine, melon, some peach and slight caramel. Taste is similar of grapefruit, orange, melon, slight caramel, resin and some honey. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A lingering, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Much more resinous and fuller bodied on cask, still very balanced though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle Rheged, Penrith. Pours a hazy amber with a foaming white head. Has a big melon and peach aroma, soft sweet honeyed palate that is so smooth it belies the 7pc ABV. There’s a bit of aniseed in the finish to give some bite. Great stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13583) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2015
Whats Brewing 2014. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, citrus. Medium body. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5448) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear copper pour with a frothy off white head, pineapple and tangerines aroma, taste has papaya, spice, tangerine, bitter grapefruit, quite big bitter, some cheese spread.


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