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RATINGS: 590   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2004
I have seen many deScriptions of this beer, but I believe it is sort of a pale ESB, and a good one at that. Ringwood fruitiness with a nice hop flavor make this a good quality ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Caramelly, roasted malt aroma. Slow carbonation with an off-white head and amber body. Caramelly flavor. Good session quality. Rich enough without being overpowering. Very solid. A good go-to beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2003
creamy nose, with a thick white head and golden colour. Sweet with some creams in the taste. Overall an easy drink that is very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with floral hops evident as well. Rich caramel malty flavor with a nice bitter and spicy finish. Medium body and mild carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Amber/copper color with a frothy white head. Nothing significant to the aroma but it was pleasant. Good, bitter flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Amber, large head, didnt notice much fruit in the aroma. very quaffable, malty , with a nice light bitter finish. Pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Not great for number 700, but better than many other US micros with twist-off caps.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1832) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Dark amber with full rocky head. Spicy nose with evident apple overtones. Malty flavor with slight sweet, dry finish. A fine pale.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Large tan head with some sticky lacing. Clean clear amber color. Malty fruity nose. Medium body. Very clean malt flavor, some chocolate undertones with a breadiness also. Fairly dry finish. Decent brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Bottled. Caramelly malt flavor. A little cidery. Taste is more like an English bitter. Nice, though.


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