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Ringwood Old Thumper (USA)

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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ringwood’s beer brewed under licence in USA by Shipyard.

“A Beast of a Beer”

Old Thumper Extra Special Ale was created by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England and mentor to Shipyard’s master brewer is a non-traditional English bitter, brewed in the US solely by Shipyard.

First Brewed: June 1992
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Challenger, Progress, Goldings
Color: Light Copper
IBUs: 35
OG: 1.060


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1104) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours copper with fluffy white head. Aroma is of caramel malt and red berries. Body is medium and smooth. Earthy hops, honey, caramel malt and red fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Average brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
On Tap at Fat City. Pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Malty and mild hop bitterness. Flavor dies quickly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a nice hazy golden orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor starts malty and the hops kick in, nice crisp bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (695) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit with noble hops. Appearance is clear, beautiful copper amber with finger width off-white fluffy head with attractive sudsy lacing. Taste is strong caramel with fruit, noble hops light bitter. Palate is medium bodied with thin but creamy texture, lively carbonation and pleasant sweet finish. Overall, much better than I was expecting based on ratings. Not much nuance here but good at what it does with exceptional appearance.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Te beer is a clear copper color with a white head of foam. Fair retention. The aroma is grassy and has a bit of cotton candy going on. The taste is mildly bitter and a touch resinous toward the finish. Lighter to medium body and moderate carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quick3Beers (946) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle, caramel and vanilla notes in the nose, a little skunkiness in the mouth. Okay beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (372) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2015
My favorite ESB, pours bright, clear copper with thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel, bread dough, and a slight metallic note that in no was is displeasing. In fact, the smell entices well into the flavor, which translates most of the nose directly. Caramel and toast on the tongue. Finishes fairly dry with a semi-sweet lingering aftertaste. Much tasty. So session!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (3094) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours an amber gold with a thick offwhite head. Aroma of banana esters, caramel malt and spicy yeast. Taste follows, bananas and funky yeast. I wouldn’t drink this again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Clear copper pour with sweet malt aroma. Toffee and biscuit flavor with fruit. Decent beer.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (282) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Light sweet hop aroma.darker golden in color with short lived of white head. Pretty flat malt taste with light hoops. Bitter after taste. Good consistency. Not that great overall.


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