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Ridleys IPA

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43
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Formerly brewed at Ridleys
Style: Bitter
Chelmsford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular
A crisp, refreshing traditional pale ale with a fresh hoppy aroma and a wonderful balanced bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6429) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2004
From cask. Golden coloured. Fine little head. Floral-aroma, fine bitterness in the flavor. A bit thin. palate. But still a fine bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 4, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 4. This draft brew on nitrogen from the Market Porter in London poured a small head of light brown colored fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a uncarbonated transparent brown colored body. The aroma was like dirty socks and the mouth feel was smooth with a mild hoppy palate. It had a mild hop flavor that was missing the typical hoppiness that an American would come to expect from their IPA’s.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Amber colour. Interesting candyish aroma with notes of flowers, oranges and licorice. Rather sweet and very light bodied. Delightfully drinkable, but the finish is slightly empty and metallic, and all the aromatic hoppiness in the nose has diminished to a vague hint of resin. Not exactly an Imperial IPA...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
A straighforward, but well made, traditional English session bitter. Lots of green hops in the aroma and a quenching bite on the palate. Dry, clean finish. This should really be listed as a bitter, despite the name. Whilst some might find this a bit thin, it is a very good example of the session bitter style, hence the overall impression is greater than the sum of the parts. An ideal beer for putting down a few pints without too much in the way of analysis. Handpump, Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Cask at The Lord Moon of the Mall and Market Porter in London. Shared with chris_o the first time and then chris_o, duff, Spiesy, SilkTork, TheDM, and HotStuff the second time. Notes are from the first time. Bronze body. Mild hops mixed with light caramel and a pleasant malt aroma.Taste is floral hops, caramel and faint spice. Mouthfeel is moderate to full and creamy. Light carbonation feel. Some nice bittering hops during the finish along with faint caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Beautiful amber color. Some malt aroma, and hops. A lot of caramel taste, quite poor hopping for an IPA, too watery mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Liberty (52) - Stompwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2005
Cask conditioned at the compasses, May 2005, littley green. A shame that the brewery will close in the autumn, which will also makes an and to the unique tradition of the compasses as brewery tap. At this moment the beers do not have to travel far and are really fresh. The quality tends to be very good, as the pub more or less functions as the brewery tap. But now the beer. Very light, very easy drinking IPA. Nice hoppy flavor. Very very nice on a warm day!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
Brown/gold in colour this has pine-like aromas. The body is thin, perhaps as expected. Doesn't excuse the fact that this is pretty thin.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - AUG 29, 2003
TAP GBBF 2003: Big hop nose - real British-like; clean amber/brown color; foamy head. Warm, roud body initially, chewy maltiness in the middle, bitter and metallic finsih. Clean palate and a decent balance. Typical British IPA and good all around.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 06/08/2003 Golden amber coloured and pale. Sour fruit flavour and a bitter finish.


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