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RATINGS: 468   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.


Dal9000's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (493) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours golden with a thick white head. Soft hop notes at immediate taste with almost a vanilla cream flavor long after swallowing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChadPolenz (1679) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 33A Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 12C English IPA)

AROMA: Light citrus orange scent. Some vanilla/wood character. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy shade of orange. Small white foam mostly dissipates. 1/3

FLAVOR: Orangepeel is the predominant flavor, though actual bitterness is low. Lightly sweet amber malt base is present throughout. Fairly assertive toffee flavor right as it finishes imparts a nice sweetness. Oak character is mild. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; consistently crisp. Finishes dry with a little astringency. Otherwise smooth and quaffable. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is more of an amber or pale ale than an EIPA. Not much wood character, either. Still, it’s enjoyable for it is. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 32/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1235) - BELARUS - AUG 19, 2016
Clear golden, medium white frothy head. Stays as a foam layer on liquid surface. Nos of honey, blossom, biscuit. Light to medium body. Oily texture. Bittersweet taste. The malts deliver honeyinsh and biscuity notes. Otherwise the consumer gets proper hop spiciness and floral impression. Well balanced. Well made. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PiwnyMarek (850) - Lomza, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Kupione w sklepie nocnym po 4,99 zł. Fajny aromat gumy balonowej, choć trochę słaby (nikły). Wygląd jest nawet ok. Smak jest fajny, rześki, z lekką goryczką. Wyjątkowo pijalne.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (2088) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 10, 2016
Botella. 10/08/16 Color amarillo, sabor caramelo, maltosa, dulce cuerpo medio.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (484) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden, short lasting head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some bread and hints of hoppy fruits. Caramel, wood, hops, some vanilla and some malt in the taste. Good enough.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jice (306) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2016
achat vente privée. Après "l’original", celle-ci est une petite déception. Le goût qui domine est proche d’un panaché

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mice (783) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kirkas, kullankeltaista aavistuksen tummempi ja rusehtavampi olut hyvin vähäisellä vaahdolla. Tuoksu houkuttelevan eksoottisen hedelmäinen, varsinkin persikkainen sekä toffeinen, hunajainen ja häivähdyksen viskinen. Maku on pettymys. Varsin hiilihappoinen, jopa vichymäinen ensivaikutelma peittää oikeastaan kaiken muun alleen. Hedelmäisyys on vahvan hiilihappoisuuden takana aika hyvin piilossa. Lisäksi hieman ruohoisuutta ja kuivaa happamuutta havaittavissa. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Ihan älyttömiä en tältä odottanut, mutta silti selkeä pettymys.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
freretoc (1586) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 6, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl chez Charlie et Renaud Couleur ambrée peu de mousse et peu d’effervesnce Nez sur le houblone EN bouche ça ressemble à un panaché, bref c’est dégueu

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NORSAND (73) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Pours medium light golden colour with a short lasting white head. Nose: Litterally toasted oak, butter, light caramel and then - and only then - some fruity, hoppy notes of pine and sweet citrus. Taste: Slightly sweet and oaky arrival, with maize and hints of burnt sugar. In the middle there is a rich and slight to medium sweet taste of caramel, lightly burnt sugar and fruity hops, supported by a rich carbonation. The caramel sweetness collides a bit with the hoppy bitterness but in general it works quite well. The exit is soft, with no particular component distinguishing itself until after a while when the bitterness outlives the other tastes. This tastes more like a (slightly sweet) barrel aged beer than like an IPA, which should be taken into consideration when pairing it with food. I’m not totally convinced that 19th century British beer barrels tasted this much like freshly toasted 1990s Californian Chardonnay oak barrels but I tend to like this beer all the same. Perhaps because it’s different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexmate (59) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
A really fruit and slighty sweet ale. Has the caramel sort of flavours Innis and Gunn are known for, but this is lighter than the regular version. Some apple, vanilla and citrus flavours with a hoppy finish. Good stuff.


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