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RATINGS: 449   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.

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

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (381) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3778) - Radom, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
Dobre może wygląd to mala piana, ale wiadomo to Brytyjskie Ale, lekka metnosc, bardzo niewielka. Ale zapach porzadany chmielny. Smak konkretnie goryczkowy, mało owocowości a sporo goryczy, takiej typowej dla Brytanii. Bardzo wytrawne średnio slodowe. To mi Pasuje i jest bliższe IPA niż mocnemu Ale bo alkoholu niewiele i zero wyczuwalności. Takie IPA to lubie bardzo. Dobrze odfermentowane

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5316) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2016
Golden color with a moderate, stable off-white head. Decent lace. Scents of floor malt, apricots and a little wood (mostly cedar). Decent lace. Light fruit and a bit of oak in the flavors. Dry combination of wood and oak. Longer linger with more apricot

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (488) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Get rid of that clear bottle. Pours a clear light amber with barley there head. Aroma is of skunk, light pine, wood, toffee, and vanilla. Tastes of skunk, caramel, toffee, floral hops, and light pine. Has a medium body with low carbonation and a syrupy feel. Can’t even tell this is an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (232) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 23, 2016
Appearance: clear golden, slight fluffy white head Aroma: slight biscuit and grapefruit Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel and carbonation Taste: sweet malt, light caramel, bread, decently bitter aftertaste Really good beer bit a bit light on hops for an IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12303) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma of toffee and biscuit, with a light fruity touch. Sweet malty flavour with a touch of fruity hops, and a rather bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NallePalle (416) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2016
Bottle, 33 cl. Overall pleasant, not at all the mainstream IPA. Small bitter finish, well balanced fruity aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alvaro78 (137) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 5, 2016
Leve aroma a lúpulo y a madera Aspecto cristalino y carbónatacion bajá con poca espuma que se va enseguida Muy amarga y con sabor a madera ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (1214) - BELGIUM - APR 2, 2016
Nous abordons cette toasted oak ipa avec une certaine curiosité. Houblonnée 3 fois, brassée en small batches, cette british style ipa est donc aged over oak for 41 days prior to release... Couleur doré soutenu, à la clarté brillante. Bulles fines partout, vives. Mousse beige très clair, épaisse, puis joli nappage de surface. Arômes de fruit de la passion, pointe de vanille, melon, pamplemousse, touche de citronnelle. 1ère bouche très souple, à l’ensemble fruité, mais vite dominé par un côté herbeux, ortie. Arrière-bouche déséquilibrée, le boisé contredisant le fruité... 2ème mieux intégrée, elle laisse parler les fruits. Arrière-bouche assez dense, longue. 3ème au bel ensemble avec beaucoup de nuances. Arrière-bouche plutôt riche. Longueur qui développe le côté fruité/boisé, avec du tabac blond, quelques tanins. Jambes lisses. Levure douce, fine. Alcool qui permet au fruité de s’exprimer, mais il ne tient pas la longueur. Finale douce. CONCLUSION : une bière avec des arguments, mais mal assemblée pour permettre à tout ce potentiel de s’exprimer en harmonie. Ah, le travail de brassage n’est pas de la petite bière !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
Bottle at home, from Rema1000. Clear yellow with a small white head, some lacings. Aroma light malty (caramel), medium+ hoppy (herbal). Flavor light sweet, medium herbal (grapefruit) and bitter, notes of vanilla, long lasting bitterness. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1672) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
A fruity aroma, grapefruit and hops. The head is small, white and foamy with a rather short duration. The body is dark orange. A fruity taste, quite bitter and nice. The beer is light to medium strong, very creamy with a normal carbonation.

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