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Brewed by Little Beer
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Guildford, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
375ml & 750ml bottles - filtered.

A lively red IPA made with Pale, Munich and Carapils Malts plus a generous helping of Chinook, Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Cascade & Amarillo hops.
This beer dances around your tongue but then packs in a good punch. A beer with a robust bitterness that is broad and bracing, but held together firmly by a solid backbone of malt. Red in colour, with bright grapefruit citrus aromatics that leap out of the glass. Endlessly appetising. Fragrant, bright, zingy, citrusy, robust and strong.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden orange, nose is light lemon, taste is floral, juicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
750ml bottle, best before Dec 2012, at tasting on 20 January 2013. Thanks to Theydon_Bois for sharing. Described as a Red IPA but didn’t seem that red to me. More like golden amber. Decent enough hops here - peppery and citric (grapefruit at the same time). A touch restrained but note this was a touch beyond its best before date so the hop character may have faded somewhat. Should probably try this again, but fresher. The balancing malts are quite fruity with a touch of (unwanted) toffee. Solid enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium amber yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, citrus, tobacco. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, tobacco and wood bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London. Thanks to Colin! Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Has kind of a bready malt nose. Medium sweet flavor with dry bread, light dry caramel, some leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average, creamy carbonation. Dry, clean bready malt finish, further lightly dried caramel, a bit of dirt. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2013
330ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Lovely toffee aroma, fruity and interesting. Taste is a little papery, but it has a very nice rich toffee-ish roast. Again ruity. Finish has a gentle woody bitterness. Unlike most red ales, I actually like this - good one!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Colin. It pours amber with a reddish hue and small white head. The nose is toast, red berry, wood and some caramel sweetness. The taste is toast, wood, light astringency, leather, citrus pith, grapefruit and grass with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Fairly weak flavor. Disappointing, but perhaps it is a bit old…

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle at Chriso tasting 20/01/2013. Light slightly hazy orange. Redy berry aroma. Slight mineral. Firm bitter finiah with a little yeast bite. . Good balance malt / hop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, picked up at the brewery, 20/01/13. Hazed mid amber, thin bubbly off white head. Nose is malty, toffee, spice, light hoppage. Taste comprises caramel malts, some fruit notes, light hops - slightly faded, a hint of wood. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Drinkable, not too exciting, perhaps a little tired (was BBE Dec ’12 I’d forgotton about this one in the outhouse!)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Gold deep lasting white head. Its not bad some hops ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge whitehead. Aroma is solid hoppy, pine and grapefruity. Bitter, grapefruity and dry. Light pine. Solid hoppy and grapefruity finish.


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