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

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RATINGS: 100   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.


CaptainCougar's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared by Huhzubendah: pours a clear deep golden with a spotty lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some herbal hoppy notes and a touch of citrus. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with a clean hoppy bitterness and light pine resin before a drier bittersweet finish. Smooth and drinkable.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2592) - 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.

-- bb

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (2704) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (987) - USA - OCT 4, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at the Bier Huis in Ossett. Hoppy Indian pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a small glow and a frothy head. Has a nice palatable dry hop pale ale texture with fruits in its background and aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4780) - 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 (1866) - 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 (3439) - 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 (3514) - 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 (966) - 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.


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