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Old Worthy íThe Mighty XPí Old World IPA

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dear Raters! We are pretty proud of this beer... It is the IPA child of the beer geek sessions with Ron Pattison... Talented historian and author of Scotland! (a must read if you are into Scottish beer!)... So the Mighty... came our of sessions looking at what Scottish brewers were doing in the 1800ís and namely what were they doing different from their English counterparts... Again it was into the mind of Ron and his excellent work in the Scottish Brewing Archives and the gems that we discovered was that the Scots were using hops from EVERYWHERE and in the same quantities as their English counterparts down in Burton. So this beer was brewed with the same hop balance (German, Czech, English and American)... so we used... Tettnager, Saaz, Mathons and Willamette. The coolest thing with the hops was Mathons.. IS the Original Farnham White Bine a 19th Century Hop that was the darling of Scottish brewers... and we were able to get our hands on the last of it. The other interesting thing to come to light was that the Scottish brewers didnít refer to their IPAs as IPA but as XP... so we chose to bring that back too! In fact we were the first craft brewer to actually bring back the old Scottish 19th century IPA style to the world... and we are pretty proud of that too. Want to beer geek out with us? Or just join for a beer or two and tell use how we can be better brewers - we are always looking to be better!!! Feel free to drop me a note at nick@oldworthybeer.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @oldworthybeer Always be Worthy! Best regards and Slainte! Nick from Old Worthy Brewing Co.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2014
On cask at Alexander Graham Bell. Appearance - amber with a nice head. Nose - very delicate some citrus and gentle malt. Taste - tangy lemon pith creamy malt. Slightly sickly. Palate - a little unbalanced. The body is at least medium maybe needs to refresh on the end a bit more. The tang is a bit too much. Overall - enjoyed the Wee Xp more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Cask at the guilford... Golden amber... Thin white head... Soft sweet fruits... Soft zezty oily fruits... Soft roast big fruits... Quite rich

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (732) - SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
On tap at the Guildford armís Edinburgh a initally bland beer but a malty sweetness emerges followed a muted hop profile interesting take on the old world. Ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 15, 2013
Cask @ AG Bell, Edinburgh [130913]
Golden. clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - Slight sweet malt, touch of herbal hops
Taste - Caramel malt, touch of toffee, creamy caramel, bitter hops. mainly sweet malts, hops come across as just bitter as flavour masked by the malts...quite like the creamy malt, not sure about the hops
Palate - Medium body, oily, sweet toffee malts, bitter quite astringent hop. Finish - lingering bitter hop mixed with caramel. dryish, getting booze in the finish
Overall - Very malty for an IPA. hopping quite astringent on palate, seems to be a work in progress - needs refining

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Cask @ Counting House JDW. Hazy golden amber, reasonable head. Mild creamy malt aroma. Sharp glue flavour, bitter aftertaste. Not an IPA, not sure what style it is but it is not a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3108) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask by handpump at Blackfriars, Glasgow - golden amber with a marginal haze, thin foamy off-white head, sweet malty and fruity aroma, intermittent lacing, initial malty sweetness then citrus, floral hop flavour and a strong bitter hop finish

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