Brewed by Otley
Style: Imperial IPA
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Cask; Occasional.
Brewed with help from Glyn Roberts, manager of The Rake, Borough Market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (3763) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
dark amber, pillowy beoge head colapses to a lacing. Hot and heavy, sticky malt, pithy bitterness but lacking flavour and aroma (at end of BBE range). Light carbonatio but v full bodied. A struggle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml bottle conditioned, a gift from my beerpal Olav. Orange colour with floaties, hardly any head. Strong spicy (weird) and hoppy aroma, also notes of red wine vinegar. Nearly void of carbonation. The flavour has an unpleasant peppery and hoppy bitterness, and not much else. In other words: A fucked up bottle. Drainpour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1589) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Keg at SIBA BeerX - Rich red body, foamy white top. Big citrus nose, grapefruit and tart lemons, expecting a big hop taste which you get. Smooth bitter-sweet grapefruit again, after taste of kumquat and tangerine. Very nice and deceptively dangerous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2265) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Keg @ The Rake. Pours an auburn colour, mildly carbonated with pithy lemon and orange and an almost medicinal tongue-numbing bitterness. A great double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2181) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle - pours an amber colour. Looks OK.Aroma is all sweetness. Medium body - big foamy mouthfeel which isn’t unpleasant. Also, nicely dry and bitter. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Cloudy amber. Thin but lasting, white head. Big aroma. White cherry sourness with a muscovado sugar sweetness. Earthy, dry taste. Massive, oily finish. Pretty massive overall, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy orange beer with a rich pineapple and citrus flavours malt and biscuit notes with slight earthy, slight woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Cold bottle. Hazy orange with small head. Smell is tangerine, grapefruit. Very inviting. Taste is more of the same, perhaps with some fruit salad sweets too, nice balance, light bitterness. The more I drink the more I pick up a slightly sour sharpness which makes it less drinkable. There’s a lot to like about this. I have some reasons to mark it down too, but I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1230) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
500ml bottle, pours slightly hazy golden brown with a touch of yeast sediment. Caramel malt backbone is there but the hops take control. Mainly seville orange tangerine flavours, very fruity but not as bitter as it might be, the balance is pretty good. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4068) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Keg at Beerd, Bristol. Very good bitterness - some UK hop hardness and a real bitter twang to finish. Aroma, flavour, drinkability. Yep. Like this a lot.

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