Brewed by Mordue
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
North Shields, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Previously badged as India Pale Ale.
India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) is brewed with Horizon hops from the U.S.A. giving the beer a dry bitterness, that is reminiscent of a traditional IPA of yesteryear. Strong Bitter Silver Medal GGBF 2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Cask at Thomsons. Pours clear golden, nose is pineapple, citrus, toffee, taste is similar, juicy fruit, light bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Cask at Thomsons. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aromas of butter biscuit, malt, orange biscuit. Taste is light bitter, light sweet. Oily texture, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9252) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle at desk. Opens with a hearty hiss. Pale yellow / straw coloured pour with a lively lasting white froth. Aroma is a bit funky, rustic straw and wheat grains with tangy pineapple, hints of brett and funk. Flavour is composed of pale grains, straw, rough wheat, tangy bitter pineapple and citrus rind, bitter grapefruit, little funk Assertive back of the throat/ Signs of a mild infection. Hint of smoke. Palate is medium light, effervescent. Ok slightly infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Cask at the State bar. It pours clear deep gold with a decent white head. The nose is soft, juicy, fragrant, lemon, lime, lychee and biscuit. The taste is crisp, bitter, earthy, bread, grapefruit, lemon, light biscuit, touch of peppery spice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2330) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Cask at Pilgrim’s Progress, Bedford. Medium gold, plentiful carbonation with a good-sized white head. Lemon drops, gardenia and talcum powder aroma. Fruity taste, more bitter than sweet but well-balanced. A moment of puckering bitterness leave to usher forth a juicy citrus and tropical fruit finish. More bitterness later on in the long aftertaste. Wow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (385) - - JUL 10, 2015
Biscuit orange grapefruit. Fruity hops. Good tight head and nice bitterness. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4061) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Golden beer with medium tight head and good lacing. Aroma of biscuit malts. Taste is bitter grapefruit, biscuit malts and some tangerine. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a substantial frothy off white head, tangerine and malt aroma, taste has some sharp citrus action, floral action, malt and biscuit backbone, ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
2014.11 - fles 50cl - bij Cis, fles van Cis/Inge - helder goudkleurig, weinig schuim - neus : exotisch fruit - mond : lichtbitter, niet zwaar. niet bijster bijzonder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
On cask at Cloisters. Appearance - golden amber with a nice head. Nose - big orange note and biscuity malt background. Taste - more oranges well melded with the biscuit malt. Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a fairly good finish. Not quite as fresh as I’d prefer but still good. Overall - very nice but would increase the bittering ever so slightly.

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