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Loddon Forbury Lion IPA

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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10850) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (8371) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bersek (56) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Standartni Ipa. Na pivě miluji rozmanitost a každý má své chutě, At si teda každý zkusi sám.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1867) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with frothy white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Quite well balanced, grassy hops and sweet malts. Medium body, quite high carbonation. Tastes like a pretty decent bitter, not really an IPA. Still nice though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. A lot of sweetness and not enough hop to be a great ipa. Not bad just could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3223) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Dobre, ale nie rewelacyjne. Znow naciaganie klientow. Na etykiecie napisane "Real True IPA", czyli przawdziwe India Pale Ale ale jednak okazuje sie ze to raczej ESB. Wiec nie wiem czy klasyfikacja jes dobra czy producent oszukuje. Nie mniej jednak troche przypomina prawdziwe angielskie IPA. Centymetrowa piana lekka metnosc, choc drozdzy nie bylo chmielowy smak i zapach.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Inbreak (2133) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 17.08.2013, cask @ Angleterre:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, winegum, cardboard, hay, grass, dried fruits. Taste is kind of harsh boozy even though it’s only 5,5%, grass, cardboard, winegum, hay, alcohol, bark, dried fruits. Longlasting harsh bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Awfull!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1793) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Draught at bar. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, herbs, grass, fruits and earthy notes. Bitter finish with grapefruit and grass. Very nice real ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4622) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20130625) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small, long lasting and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sweetness, malts, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A good clean beer showing the English hop characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3283) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. Hazy golden, thick lasting white head. Nutty, dark fruity aroma. Flavor has leathery, nutty and gooseberry notes. Dry bitter finish. Creamy, soft mouthfeel,light body. Quite enjoyable.

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