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Loddon Forbury Lion IPA

Brewed by Loddon Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dunsden, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask & bottle; Regular. Originally a special brewed for Reading Beer Festival 2005.

An IPA as an IPA should be: packed with a full malty flavour and a strong complex hop finish imparted by Styrian Goldings and Fuggles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6276) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Cask HP at The Webb Ellis Twickenham as Loddon Forbury Lion Strong IPA, 5.5%. Amber orange, translucent, still, foamy white head endures and leaves full lacing. Aroma is airy, white bread, musty. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation for cask. Taste is hop-forward, resinous and nutty, seeded bread, tangy hops, drying finish. Tangy, drying and quite thin. Simple and doesn’t deliver much at the abv. A bit disappointing, but alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (6446) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clear golden color with small white head. Aroma is grainy and malty, not much going on. Taste is also quite malty, grainy, with light straw and starch. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, unremerkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8669) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Burnley Beer Festival 2015. Its strength is evident and is hopped with lots of bubblegum sweetness for its flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Cask at JDWs in Surbiton. Fairly hoppy but very sweet with the alcohol noticeable too. Not a great balance but an enjoyably full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (2855) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015
Cask. Light hazy copper with a medium sized white head. Bread, toffee, greasy, herbal. Medium body, medium sweet and bitter. Bitter finish. Not convinced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4750) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin bubbly white head, fruity yeasty aroma, minimal lacing, thin, winy texture, strange rubber taste, indeterminate hop contribution

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of floral and herbal hops, with some soft fruits. Citrus in the flavour, with passionfruit and straw. Finish was chewy grain, bread and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22996) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, diacetyl notes, some toffee. Fruity biscuit flavor, diacetyl, toffee, vanilla notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (13942) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Hazy yellow golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly fruit hops, lightly fruity, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

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