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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask and bottle; Regular.
India Pale Ales were made for transport overseas and are strong in alcohol and strongly hopped. Our golden coloured Lotus IPA is both of these and more with summit hops from New Zealand and cascade hops from America giving strong aromas and flavours of mango, grapefruit and all round citrus.


STEVIE_NIX's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - FEB 2, 2013
Hmm..im wondering if i had a dodgy bottle looking at the past scoring!! anyway, bottle from Cotteridge wines. Pours a nice deep gold with soft white head. No real aroma, quite weak.If anything quite grassy. Taste is very light, medium bitterness. The hops are not standing out here at all. was waiting for that tropical, citrus hit you assocciate with Summit & Cascade hops but its not happening here. This is a very standard UK beer not the international style IPA i was expecting.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (4677) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Cask (Harbour View, Sunderland) - Amber with a small head. Apricot, toffee and a hint of grapefruit in the aroma. Apricot, raisins and grapefruit feature in the fruity and moderately bitter taste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (96) - LATVIA - APR 10, 2014
Intense citrusy aroma,but not to much,light bitterness balanced after taste, gets more bitter after more sips.Still highly refreshing and for English beer normal alco. volume.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask at Whitelocks, Leeds. Pours clear gold, foamy white head. Light citrus aromas, some pine. Taste has a good malt backbone, lots of hops, but it never over-loads. Lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Cask at Craft Clerko, 27/01/14. Very lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is light caramel, citric notes, orange. Taste comprises grapefruit, bitter orange, light hop presnce. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying grass laden closure. Ok drinkable affair but more a glorified/ramped up golden blonde than an IPA, not enough hop presence. Style wise - an APA would be more appropriate.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (12608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. A clear, pale golden beer with a small, white head. Grains, pale malts, some cheesy hints, hay, grass and some faint citrus peel hints in the aroma. Medium body, dry and with a pleasant carbonation level. Some bitterness, as well as pale malts, cheesy notes and hay in the flavor. Citrus peel notes. Overall, a pretty boring and uninteresting one. 131019

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Hoppy aroma upon opening. Hops dominate without overpowering. Medium body and a beer you take notice of.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
Sample at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, grass. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, grass. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
Sampled at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. Clear golden body with a white head. Aroma is light malty, ripe fruit, grass and spices. Flavor has smooth, light malt, citric fruit, grass, spices and moderate bitterness for an IPA. Medium body and average aftertaste. Quite quaffable, smooth easy to drink IPA. More pleasant than exiting.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
golden, citrus, floral, very bitter, salty, lively, bitter, long finish, fizzy, medium body, thin feel initially,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, strong herbs, caramel and mango. Flavour of rich sweet maltiness, strong herbal hops, grass, tangy citrus and some piney wooden notes. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dry, lingering bitter, citrusy finish. Nice.


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