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


on tap

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: light floral hops, straw, cereal malts. Appearance: clear brown, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, nice floral bitterness in the finish. Overall: nice English-style IPA, good aroma and palate. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Cask@GBBF 2015, Olympia, London - golden orange coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is tropical and citrus fruity, hoppy and malty, some caramel, orange, grapefruit and peach, pine needles, hoppy bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2525) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Cask at GBBF, Olympia, London, 2015. Amber pour with a white head. Caramel malt and citrus aroma and taste. Fruity stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoneR (31) - - AUG 16, 2015
This was the first IPA I sampled at GBBF 2015, and I am pleased it was. A noticeable aroma, with a quite complex taste, with quite a lot going on. Probably could have done with a tad more on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
[York Beer Festival, 2014] - Ilkley Brewery Lotus IPA, 5.6%, tieforange, etwas Schaum. Mango und florale Noten im Aroma, deutlich anders als das Great Heck. Ganz leichte medizinische Noten. Leicht ölig, kaum wässrig in der Textur. Im Antrunk leicht süßlich! deutlich floral, mit Mango, aber v.a. floral. Zur Mitte bitterer, weiter dominant floral. gegen Ende nimmt die Bitterkeit deutlich zu, dennoch bleibt das Bier rund. Etwas Fichtennadeln im Abgang, aber kein Harz. Nachhall ist sowohl bitter floral als auch etwas fruchtig, anhaltend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1929) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
18.10.2014. Cask. Fruity citrus aroma. Taste is exotic fruits, passion fruit, hops. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (415) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Cloudy amber with a foamy white head. A nice floraly aroma with hints of citrus. A creamy smooth beer with slight bitter tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3722) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask@angle. Amber. Floral fruity, some honey, rose. Med bodied. Some sweets, florals again. Full flavoured and all, slighty bready finish. Gets a bit too sweet honey flloral.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask from Well & Bucket, London. It pours a clean apricot color with a medium white head. Aroma is toffee, candy sugar, citrus peel, grapefruit juice. Taste is malty with notes of biscuit, bread, raisins, pine cones, grapefruit peel. Finishes quite dry and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, quite good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1331) - USA - OCT 4, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at the Bier Huis in Ossett. Hoppy Indian pale ale.

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