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Muirhouse Hat Trick IPA

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Brewed by Muirhouse
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ilkeston, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask; Regular.

IPA packed with hops starting with Maynka for bittering and then finished with a hat trick of American hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2334) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Handpull cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Light gold with a nice little white head. The natural carbonation is strong with this one. Light aroma of grapefruit and grainy malts... ho him. The initial taste is incredible: sweet with bittering hops battering the edges. Unfortunately the end of the sip is quite bland and somewhat astringent, so taste balances out to a respectable but by no means world-beating 7. Medium to long bitter finish. There’s a moment when this beer is damn near perfect. I just wish that moment was longer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2016, National Winter Ales Festival (2016), The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE24 8JE.

[ As Muirhouse Hat Trick IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, light tropical fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, tropical fruit, pale malt, fruity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160218]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Leeds Beer Festival 2015. Golden and hoppy with a very sweetened character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol July 2015. Amber in colour with a decent, off-white, head. Big, bittering hops, a touch of citrus fruitness and some crisp, cereal malts. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, some mango and a weird nutty smell. Taste of dry grapefruit, orange, subtle copper penny taste, nuts and slight caramel. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Not a great IPA, but I can taste dry, bitter hop flavours which pleases me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On cask at the Derby Beer Festival
This was the biggest disappointment of the Muirhouse beers though not the worst at the festival. Maybe it was because I was expecting an IPA and not an ESB but this did not appeal to my palate.

Aroma / Appearance - The flat rose gold body retained no head at all due to the cask. Polished gold coins, almonds, and honey were mostly sweet with no bitterness evident. I looked for a hop profile but it must have been left at the brewery.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, almonds, and golden crisps are enjoyable enough but I kept waiting for evidence of hops. The creamy mouthfeel eventually turned slightly bitter but not as much as I was expecting. If this were listed in the program as an ESB I would have given it more slack but to market it as an IPA is a trick. There’s no reason to order one unless you like mediocre half-hearted taps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at The Wellington,Birmingham.5th march.Light amber pour with a medium sized whitish head.Citrus aroma.Tastes of citrus and hop.Easy to drink and pleasant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4072) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
Cask@Lychgatetavern, Wolverhampton. Pale amber colour, medium head with good lacing. Aroma of citrus fruits. Taste is citrus and hops, not overloaded though. Quite bitter. Medium bodied.A decent beer but not that good in comparison to other IPA,s.

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