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Brewed by Moor
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask, Special;
What started out as a little bit of fun quickly became the favourite of many die hard ale fans and has become permanent. Probably best described stylistically as a Californian IPA, this beer has all the rich malt and fruit flavours of a Barley Wine combined with the hoppy crispness of a Pale Ale. And as best said by one of its biggest fans, "Hoppiness = Happiness."


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
Besides Thornbridge Halcyon, this is the best IPA from England Iíve had. Juicy citrus and grapefruit hop notes in the aroma and flavor, well balanced by the caramel malts. The color was slightly off, like a butterscotch amber, not quite what I was expecting. Nice abv, could be slightly more, would love to see it in the 7-8% range, but 6.5% is fine. Finish is bitter and resiny, great full mouthfeel. As this one warmed up a bit, some lovely caramel malt character came out, making the finish even more smooth. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
hay, cereal, citrus, grass, orange, golden, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, lively,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
660ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well without leaving too much lacing. Pine resin, grapefruit and mild mango hops mix with a little burnt caramel malt in the aroma. Powerful resin and grapefruit hops up front give way to a less aggressive mango flavour. There is a little caramel malt in an otherwise fairly light body, with resurgent resin hops to finish. The hops flavours of this beer are good, and nicely assertive, but it could have done with a little bit more malt body to lend it balance. Itís good, but it could have been better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle -hazy dark gold colour with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, peach, pine and caramel malt. Similar in the taste, nice creamy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation, long bitter finish. Very good and much better than I was expecting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle, Christmas gift from Lalitha. Mid amber colour, nice bottle (design and size). Full hoppy aroma. Big tasting beer. Hops, quite rich oily hop feel, fruity and actually not especially bitter and a little sweet. Some malt sweetness in there too. Very drinkable for abv and style. A nice IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
agent_persik (440) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Hazy golden orange color, small white head. Sweet fruity aroma of peach, resin, piny hops, citrus and caramel. Taste is similar, dry sweet with lovely bitterness in finish and long hoppy aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Great stuff, very enjoyable and nicely balanced IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (405) - SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Orange-yellow with a thin white head. Nice fruity aroma, peach, citrus- orange and grapefruit, floral hops. Taste was sweet with a very bitter/astringent finish, good, but Iím not sure how well balanced I found this one - normally I love a big bitter hoppy IPA, but something just didnít click for me with this one. Thin oily texture, light carbonation. Like I say good, but not the best IPA Iíve ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1761) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
A orange-yellow beer with a dense, quite big and blond head. The nose of fructose sweetenss, fruits, some tropical fruits, caramell, peaches and citrusfruits. Taste is balancing between the fructose and slightly caramelly sweetness against the medium bitterness. The bitterness is strong enough even the sweetness is quite strong. Some pine needles, hint of tropical fruits, the end is piney and dry, some peppermint. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation. Quite balanced IPA, slightly too caramelly for me, also should be more fresh.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (260) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
By íeck this is a good íun! From whiff to slurp definitely in the West Coast US mould. Strong herbal presence - exceptional balance with sweet malt. Bootiful hop heaven.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (336) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium white head. Great hoppy aromas of fruits, pine and grass. Long bitter finish. Very nice and well-balanced IPA. One of the best British IPA Iíve tested !


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