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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Brewed with help from Glyn Roberts, manager of The Rake, Borough Market.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1475) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2364) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (892) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3858) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3323) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle, and my 80th country rating - big thanks to Ben! Pours hazy orangish amber with a medium off-white creamy head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is big time west coast IPA - citrus, passionfruit, cat piss, pine resin all present and accounted for, thank you! Flavor is the same, with a bit of caremely sweetness overlaid with a thick sticky bitter hop resinous. This is west coast IPA thru and thru, and not a bad effort at one at that! Medium body, tongue coating oily mouthfeel. Tasty brew, so glad #80 wasn’t a pale lager :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber with thick off white head. Big resinous hop aroma, little floral, grapfruit and pine, tiny wiff of solvent. Taste of caramel, resinous hops, pine, grapfruit, mandarin. Quite sweet and sticky with a bitter finish, very oily texture. A solid brew but maybe crank it up to 8.5 to balance things out a bit

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4263) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Bottle shared Craig and crew - thx, cons 2013-04-03 Edinburgh AR: tropical fruits, apricots, grape fruit AP: hazy amber, wee frothy head F: mandarins, citric, grape fruit, wee grainy, dry, wee sugary

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
bottle at home ... amber ... thin white head.... soft sweet floral orange hop ... little crdboardy nose ... bitter oily hop ... bitter candied peel ... very mandarin but bitter mandarin ...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
This one is for all the Hunters, past, present and future. I salute you. I’m not bitter but I have been known to hold a grudge. One day though, I shall become a bodhisattva. Then I shall destroy you with my enlightened ways. Only kidding.


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