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

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common

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
A golden beer which blasts off with powerful grapefruit/citrus aromas and flavours, touching down with an intense and satisfying bitter finish.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Cask conditioned gravity dispense Queens Head Sutton Bassett. Oh shit; this is good. Gold with a whitish head and packed full of stunning hops. Gooseberry and white wine notes. Sure there’s Nelson Sauvin in this. Strong boozy and citrus. Superb balancing and body giving malts. Amazingly easy to drink and beautifully crafted. I drank this in the company of 20 beer drinkers, only one of whom really shares my geekiness. They pretty much all drank it on my recommendation and they all found it stunning. Score 4.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.9. Average becomes 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7249) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
Cask, gravity at Merton Summer Beer Festival 16-07-10 Pours golden some haze with a white head. Aroma is really citrussy, loads of grapefruit flying off and with a nice maltiness there as well tying things together. The taste is grapefruity, nice bitter and pithiness, nicely malty, this is just so drinkable, I wasn’t sure of the hops used but dad seemed convinced that there was Nelson Sauvin in there and I reckon he could be right, lovely beer that us dangerously drinkable. I think that this may just have squeezed through as my beer of the festival. A8 A3 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Pale gold with a greenish tinge and spittle of halo. Lush stewed hop leafiness and tropical fruit aroma not so far from Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin; NZ Chardonnay, grape and passion fruit, peach, pineapple, blackcurrant...erm, ’dog pissed on by a cat’, according to my notes. Complex- one of those beers that just get me reeling every fruit I know off the top of my head. An authentic, contemporary US-style IPA...but better. Rounded and wine gummy with lemon zest, blackcurrant and tropical Starburst; quite a lot of honeyed, white toast, cashew balance for Oakham but just..dripping with hop loveliness, really. What a shame I’m going to work.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer Beer Fest ’10. Slightly hazed Gold with white head. Ahh Oakham, one of the British Brewers that make the pulse race when you see it on, and this is exactly why, I see the word intense in it’s description and yes it is, but in a very drinkable way. Masses of grapefruit skin notes giving it a presence that forces you to take interest, you can feel the zest and life of it. Dry and hoppy, lasting on the palate, mouthwatering and very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 07/08/2010 Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and citrus flavoured. Creamy on the palate with a bitter malt finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Hand pulled at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Smells great - sweet, thick hops. Taste is the same with a warming finish. Clean, strong and pure. Sweet, strong nectar in finish also. Greeeeat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask in the Barton Arms.
Clean gold with a good white head and in excellent condition. Just like the Citra. Big tangerine and sweet booze and malt snout. Slight booze in the mouth, a hint of bitterness that is balanced out beautifully by the superb earthy malt and a lengthy boozy malt finish. Another well balanced cracker from Oakham.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Cask @ Live and Let Live. Light golden color with a medium white head. The nose is big fruity mango, pick-and-mix sweets, fruit leather, peaches. The taste is light syrup with loads of summer orchard fruit flavors. More mango and some pineapple. Grassy hop finish. Lip-smacking. The body’s a bit syrupy, soft carbonation. Overall, a very good west coast-inspired English IPA with plenty of bold flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Cask at George, Croydon. It pours clear golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is pissy hops, bitter-sweet aspect, tropical fruit, candy and freshly cut grass. The taste is crisp, bitter-sweet, mango, grapefruit, straw, floral, fruit salad sweets, resin and light alcohol bite with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Balance, flavour and drinkability are all spot on. A delight to drink!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
1st December 2010
Pigs Ear. Clear gold beer, residual white head. Light dry palate. Sweetish and slighlty minerally hops. Seamless blend of orange, lemon and lime citrus. Lovely!


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