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Brewed by Ilkley
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ilkley, England
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RATINGS: 96   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4586) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20140911) The beer poured amber and almost clear. Its head was small, white and it lasted. Aroma had fruitiness, earth and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were grass, earth, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was earthy, herbal and bitter. A decent but a bit harsh hoppy pale ale

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Cask at Crown and Anchor, Brixton. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Light caramel aroma with a little orange. Light body, light carbonation. Doesn't taste particularly well looked after. Apple, caramel, light woody resin, grapefruit... Tastes slightly odd actually. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2897) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear bright amber pour with a frothy white head, malt and lemon aroma, taste is sweet malt dominated with feint hints of hop, mostly citrus, ok drinking just a bit MOR.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
to bitter but well hopped English IPA with flavors of peach. Amber color with small head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is light lemon, taste is toffee, light fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
500ml bottle, pours deep golden brown with a white lasting head. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malt, tangy citrus, orange and grapefruit. Finish is balanced with light bitterness. Soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from Belfast. Appearance: Clear orange, small white head. Aroma: Slight mango, hoppy, orange peel, strawberry too. Nice. Flavour: Sweet, strawberry, mango, a little grapefruit, hoppy, nice long lingering tropical finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (187) - - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours orangey gold colour - strong hoppy, citrusy taste. Very good IPA from a great brewer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sad24 (96) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
At the hop in York. Not enough of a hoppy citrus taste for me, but nice enough and from a good brewery

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Cask at Shakespeare’s, Sheffield. Dark orange colour. Thick, bubbly, off white head. Sweet malty aroma, with thick, ripe orange marmalade thing going on. Juicy, bitterness on the palate. Decent.


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