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Knops India Pale Ale

Brewed by Knops
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
North Berwick, Scotland


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A beer true to the traditional style of IPA but with some contemporary elements. The beer is 5% abv which enables it to be enjoyed by the pint as well as in bottle.
The malt used is Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt, ideally suited for this style of beer.
The star of the show in an IPA should be the hops. Our IPA has a bitterness of 40 IBU which provides an invigorating bitterness hit and a refreshing aftertaste.
The hops used are New World hops which in general provide a more intense flavour and aroma than their European counterparts. The hops are added in three stages. The first addition is for bitterness and is added at the start of the boil, the second is for flavour and is added 5 minutes from the end of the boil and the third is added once the boil has finished and provides the hop aroma without the mouth drying effect of dry-hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle at the mad hatter. Pours golden, nose is light citrus and toffee, taste is juicy citrus, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (288) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Cask at Ship Inn North Berwick. Creamy with head that lasts and laces al down glass. Had three pints. It does have quiite a strong lemony grapefruit finish. I agree with comment that likens it to a stronger Deuchars. Both in strength and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (129) - - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours golden, maybe a little pale for an IPA? Strong grapefruit aroma, taste is citrus with a slight chalky taste. Decent but nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (567) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Pale yellow beer with a thick bubbly head and strong aroma of grapefruit. Flavour is more lemony, with a dry hoppy twist and a rather airy finish. The flavour does’t linger much but it’s a crisp, dry and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (49) - - SEP 1, 2014
The taste saves this one with a hops characteristic that you can’t get from a lower grade beer, at a reasonable cost. Worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (3442) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
hazy mid golden blonde with herbal aroma. Medium body and carbonation but fairly malt led and thus missing a hoppiness that is required in this style. A decent golden/ apa but not an IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, thanks goes to Lonick! Poured into a tulip glass, ABV 5% Golden yellow colour on the body, with a small and thin white head on top, average retention, light lacing on the glass. Body is crystal clear. Aroma is light hoppy, has grass, light citrus. Taste is nice and light hoppy, grass, malts, mildly bitter with the bitterness going all the way to the aftertaste and with good duration there too. Thin body, good carbonation and good dryness on the palate. Overall not bad at all, goes down smoothly and very quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Cask at the Guildford. Pale gold pour, thin white head. Light lemon and dusty malt aromas. Taste reminds of a stronger Deuchars. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1348) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
500ml bottle. Gold amber colour, foam white head leaving some lacing, and aroma of caramel & light citrus. Taste is crystal malt, caramel, alittle earthy & biscuity, with some citrus bitterness. Watery mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, dry light bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
13th July 2013
Bright clear amber beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light and crisp. Clean malt with a trace of unsweet toffee. Light tangy fruits in the mid. Very slight bitterness in the semi dry finish. A passable beer but for an IPA - lame and almost hop free!

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