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

bottled
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 (7129) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (758) - 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 (2655) - 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 (134) - - 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 (60) - 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 (1081) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1023) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Aroma is tropical citrus. Taste is same good hoppy bitterness well balanced. Medium body nice mouthfeel. Good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5083) - 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 (122) - 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 (2797) - 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 (7935) - 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.


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