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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Pours a light amber color with a thin white head. Decent lacing. Aroma and flavor are mostly malty with some mild fruit tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Dark amber color. Good aroma. Malt flavor with a little hop. sweet toward the end light on the hop. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Tap. Copper in color with lasting head. Malty beer with low hops. Not bad, but rather ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Has a nice amber color and a fruit/hop smell. Taste somewhat malted taste and a nice hop finish. Overall a pretty good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Fruity, malty aroma, yes, some apple and pear, with some light, toffeeish sweetness, faint buttery notes and noble hop character. Medium amber color with a light, creamy head. Pervasively fruity and cidery, with caramel and light brown sugar sweetness, lightly spicy, herbal hop flavors and with a faintly woody, bitter close. As it warms, gains a bit too much in the way of sweetness, so this seems best at a rather cool temperature. Other than that, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Copper color with medium white head.Malty aroma. Taste is of sweet caramel and roasted malts.A nice balanced ale with solid bitterness coming towards the end. Finishes a little hoppier then expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Red amber colored, small white head totally drops except a thin white ring round the edge of the glass. Mild caramel malt aroma. Malt front, mild, that marges into a mild hop finish with increasing bitterness. Coffee-ground aftertaste. Perfect carbonation balance throughout. Very Bock like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Draft: copper to bronze in color with a minimal white head. I much prefer American Pales to British and this is a very British style Pale. Nicely malty with the classic British "tang". Not bad, but I do prefer the American style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5767) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Orange with a white head. mildly smoky, toasty aroma. Some smoke in the flavor, as well, and dirty, earthy flavor. Seems to be some vegetable (green pepper) towards the finish. Resiny, piney hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Draft. Medium chestnut brown, pretty white head, left a good ring. Faintly malty aroma, distant but pleasantly beery. A nicely balanced bitter, good session brew, focused on malts over hops.

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