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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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India Pale Ale first made its name in the 19th century. Here’s hoping our pioneering IPA can make its mark too.
Its fervent hoppy character hails from the unique addition of large quantities of hops at three separate points during brewing. The result is a beer that’s rounded yet refreshing, with delicate floral notes and oodles of zesty freshness.

Colour
Pale gold
Smell
Freshly mown grass, clean grapefruit and pine trees
Taste
Rich vanilla from the oak, with lots of zestness and a light bitterness from the hops
Finish
Full bodies, but still crisp and refreshing.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (341) - - OCT 13, 2013
330ml bottle purchased in Asda. Pours deep gold with a reasonable head. Aroma is predominantly vanilla and caramel. This light sweetness is noticeable in flavour also but is countered by a medium/high bitterness from the hops. IMO the claimed "layers of zesty flavour" from the hops do not appear, instead being muted by the typical I&G vanilla/oak flavour. A quality beer but again not really my type of quality beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevalainen (397) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Crystal clear golden color with tiny white head. Aroma of citrus, vanilla, little hoppy. Taste is sweetish at first, turning into long bitter finish. Quite ok ipa, but nothing extra ordinary.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Keg at the standing order. Pours clear golden, nose is lemon, toffee, grassy, taste is dry, lemon, floral, kinda weak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1462) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur doré foncé, mousse blanche peu persistante. Nez malté avec pointe de houblon. Corpulence moyenne, plusieurs niveaux de houblons. On sent peu le bois. Pointe sucrée dommageable. Finale longue et amère.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopTsing (506) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
From the bottled poured one of my favorite IPA’s. Hazy golden with a nice white head. Aroma and flavor of lemon, malt and hops. The flavor has a "earthy" quality, but, it’s not bad. I like this IPA because they don’t try to kill you with hops!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1476) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle compliments of a client. Hazy golden with thin head. Smells a little peachy and perfumy with only a faint hint of dank. Flavor reminds me of a campari and soda- which I like. Nice and dry but light.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Strong points appearance and mouthfeel. Amazing lasting head. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. For abv simply amazing. Very little nose light grass and honey. Taste has light oak and honey. Where is the IPA? Very light bitterness. More like a mild pale ale. Was this what an IPA was in 1800? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
umbongo82 (1) - - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
Awful, tastes like it had ginger in it. Unlike most IPAs I’ve had as there is little hoppyness and very sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
Flaske. Farven er lys gylden med en hvid, let og flygtig skumkrone. Aromaen er malt. smør, vanille. Smagen er malt, brød og græs. Jeg forventer mere humle af en IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (20895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak toasted aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty woody toasted vanilla flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty woody toasted finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (676) - SPAIN - JAN 11, 2016
From Alcampo. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 4x11. The oak is noticeable and provides a nice taste and smell. However, I cant find much IPA character here. The oak hides it.


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