Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Imperial IPA
Macclesfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Cask & Bottld; Regular.

MechanicalMind's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours extremely lively, the head settles and stays a little fluffy white sticky covering. Smells of dolly mixtures, pineapple, grapefruit juice and resinous hops. Sweet up front and an amazing smoothness to it. Packed full of tropical fruits as it rolls over your tongue, pineapple, mango, mandarin, then the creeping bitter squeeze at the back which keeps on kicking all the while with that sweet malt backbone there balancing it out. Immensely impressed with this small brewery, my first encounter and wishing I’d swiped the whole range from the shop when I got this. Dubbed the Northern Kernel? Can see why

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6555) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2016
At bit to much toffee and a bit grassy to be a favorite in my book. Otherwise quite solid stuff.
Clear golden color with a fine white head. Quite strong aroma. Medium + body and a soft carbonatin. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Oily texture. Tropical, toffee malty, herbal/grassy, grapefruit hoppy and pine in the flavor
[On tap at Piccadilly Tap in Manchester, England]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3774) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle. Turner’s, Sheffield. Very hazy gold. Messy, lasting, white head. Sweet, chewy malt, and sweet, chewy hop in equal measure. Notes of pine resin. Walk in the woods dankness. Notes of strawberry and banana. Taste is toffee sweet, turning resinous bitter. Full body. Soft fizz. Hop oiliness. Finishes long, juicy, resinous bitter. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7680) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2016
(Draught at De Drie Dorstige Herten, Utrecht, 18 Feb 2016) Amber colour with dense, off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with orange peel, dried apricots and resin. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, marmalade and a generous citric, resiny bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Solid and well made DIPA with a generous hop character. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2043) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 Keg tap at CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Amber/orange, hazy with a smattering of white head at the top. Muted aroma of pear drop and mango. Bittersweet taste leading to a bitter - albeit still balanced - finish. Long bitter aftertaste. Tropical fruit and spruce in the aftertaste. Competent and certainly enjoyable but less flavour and intensity that the best DIPAs have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle at Birrivico, Como, Bb feb 2016
The bottle is a slow gusher; in the glass, hazy red-amber color with large head. The aroma is quite original: fruity (peach, sweet grapes), and lightly funky, yeasty; floral. Some caramel flavor, fruity, strong bitterness, bitter oranges, but also a harsh character in the final, probably some unwanted fermentation in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (310) - - NOV 27, 2015
Slightly hazey. Very enjoyable IPA ..................................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7550) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2015
bottle ambrata quasi torbida buona schiuma piuttosto persistente sentore fruttato un filo di esteri frutta matura buona luppolatura poca sechezza leggero etilico riscaldante

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (2869) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear orange golden with fizzy cream colored head. Lots of grapefruit and tropical fruits up front, actually the most grapefruit forward IPA I’ve had in a while. Then a long lasting bitter taste with grapefruit peel and spring herbs. Underneath all this a subtle sweet caramel and toast touch, but the hops are almost completely overpowering it. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (4928) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Clear golden colour. Very well balanced taste where you can still taste the malts. Nice fruity bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1510) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, orange, some resin and floral hops. Taste of grapefruit, orange, resin, some caramel, lemon, pineapple and floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, tropical fruit bitterness in the finish. This is a cracking IPA, so drinkable and tasty. Lots of fruit flavour and hoppy bitterness. Redwillow haven’t disappointed yet.

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