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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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 (316) - Cumbria, - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted citrus hop and wood aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2015
Look; off white head on somewhat hazy golden body. Aroma; mild pale caramel, marzipan notes, far away meadow. Taste; strawy hops, slightly roasted malts, wood, oaky almond shells - leading to a balanced lingering good finish, with growing leafy hops. On palate normal, ok carbonation. Overall; this is an ale indeed. Make a Toast! [33cl shaped brown btl abv5.6%, B@Systembolaget]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SNL (495) - - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Drank from bottle. Nose is very IPA like, floral. Taste is mainly malty at first, then hoppy floral notes. Decent, untypical IPA. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (366) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Stor smag og duft fra humlen, ved ikke hvilke typer det er, men luger af amerikanske humletyper. Ellers kan egen smages også.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagavulin62 (11) - - NOV 18, 2015
Spuren von Vanille und etwas Holz im Abgang etwas Hopfen, alles in Allem nichts Besonderes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a clear dark yellow gold color forming a medium creamy and solid white head. Quite woody nose. Strong notes of sweet pale malts and grassy hops. Grapefruit, orange zest, resin, pine, oak, earth. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of grapefruit and zest. Notes of pale mats, resin, pine, grass and earth. Good medium hops bitterness. Good bittersweet balance. Medium body and carbonation. Pine, zest and grass in the aftertaste. Good drinkability. Strange combination between an IPA and a oak aged Scottish Ale. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
caramel and water aromas, pale gold white froth, tastes like brown sugar with a dry sweet finish, how is this an ipa???

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (376) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Poured into English pint a light Amber with quick white head and almost no lace. Aromas of malt with taste of malt. Some hay and a touch of wood. IPA??

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LLaurin (81) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Nice appearance, pouring in straw colour and with white head. Aroma a little weak but pleasant. Some bitterness but missing the typical Innis & Guns oak taste. A nice beer but not my top ten.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (502) - Køge, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle @ home w friends/the chef. Appearance: pours clear golden with good soapy white head and lacing. aroma/taste: toffee, grass, grapefruit, pine and oak notes. palette medium hoppy and malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice hoppy old ale.

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