Brewed by Quantock Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Taunton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A beer brewed in the traditional IPA style from the best Maris Otter malt blended with other malts to give a strong beer bursting with flavour. Traditional English hops are used in generous quantities to give a highly hopped character to match the strength of the beer.

SarkyNorthener's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3495) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 5, 2013
Cask@lychegatetavern, wolverhampton. The pump clip makes no reference to the ipa style. It styles itself an ESA. Maybe they realised how much it alienated people with the ipa tag. The beer was amber with little head. Little aroma of malt. Taste is a small kick of alcohol, caramel and fruits. Watery palate. The taste was well balanced, everything else was below par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottled: Not an IPA in the relevant craft sense , a tepid malty "grandpa beer" for sure . The ESB style bores me ! Very malty and quite apple estery textured . A little syrupy roast, burnt autumn leaves and twigs . A higher boost ESB than typical examples of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16074) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
On gravity at White Cliffs BF 2015. hazy amber dark lasting white head. bit of nettle hop. Its kinda an ok premium bitter with some malt sweetness and some hop. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Slightly bitter brown ale with fine foam. Sweet aroma of brown sugar. Slightly strong ok ale taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Cask at Market Porter, London. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Hoppy, malty and a bit fruity flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2nd January 2013
Market Porter. Clear amber beer with tidy cream coloured head. Palate is softish and airy. Light malt with a little cream. Trace of nuts. Pleasantly tangy orange hops that are quite mild. Trace of lemon. Finishes semi dry. Hardly an IPA but pretty easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (15825) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Draught at Market Porter, London. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity aroma, caramel, grapes, apples, floral notes, spicy, some bready notes. Fruity flavor, caramel, apples, grapes, floral, some hops. Not an IPA in my book, not even by English standards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Look, can we get some kind of line in the sand here? About what an IPA actually IS? Ok, we all know the story - passage to India, stronger, more hops, yada yada - but there is a divisiveness brewing, apparent in this beer’s reference to ’the traditional IPA style’. IPAs have moved on. And now, the standard bearers on what they have become are the Americans. An IPA is intenely hoppy, fresh, full of citrus and spruce, and this one just aint. It’s a nice bitter. It’s not a great bitter, but it’s a nice bitter. It may be more like the IPAs originally brewed for passage, but that point is moot - that’s not what an IPA is any more just as all other styles have changed over time. Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest. So this? Yeah, fair to middlin’ bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
bottle, malty aroma with a bit hops hinds, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness in the start becoming to medium very nice bitternessmedium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, good beer even for longer drinking, why not

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4630) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle.Big head and a hoppy medium body. Slightly bitter and very well bottled. This one took me by surprise-it was excellent.

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