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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
North Berwick, Scotland

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Yellow and slightly cloudy.Poured with a small head, Some bitterness and a trace of fruitiness. Lacking in hops which made it a dissapointing experience. Perhaps those West Coast IPA’s have spoilt me but this was a bit of an anti climax.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21938) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bootle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dark chocolate. Fruity flavour of hay, grass and hops with notes of dark chocolate. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish hear. The aroma has notes of malt and honey. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and a bit of honey, leading to a dry hay-like finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10998) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
shared by yespr at yespr tasting. clear yellow ,smooth small white head. flowery and malty aroma . woody spicy notes , nice. flavor is hoppy bitter as an english biter. refreshing. bit more hops than an english.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep golden with an off-white head. A little citrusy hop aroma blends in with some caramel in the nose. Medium body, sweet malts, fruit and caramel with the hops leaving a discreet impact also towards the end. A decent drinker. 290911

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and light pinewood hoppy. Mild fruity, light sweet, peachy and citric. Bitter and mellow citric hoppy into a medium dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jvhemert (336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Good IPA, but not among the best. Has a nice arome, but lacks the aromas too balance the bitter aftertaste .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7332) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle in the garden. Streaming orange-gold, flattening white head. Highly perfumed aroma with peach, chalk and shortbread impressions. Peachy, flowery hop taste as in a certain kind of US IPA, minus the sickly, muddying Crystal malt. Clean and perfumed; some Turkish Delight and mandarin notes. A bit Deuchars. Can imagine it being sickly by the pint. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11297) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle. [thanks cgarvieuk]
Pours golden orange with a small, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is heavy grassy, some baking yeast, light citric, doughy malts. Medium carbonation, light and mild dry palate. Flavour has sweet soughy malts, some vegetable peppery notes, earthy and grassy bitterness. Good dryness in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, toasted - caramel, malt extract, moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110618]


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