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RATINGS: 593   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1910) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2793) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Bottled. Caramelly malt flavor. A little cidery. Taste is more like an English bitter. Nice, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7284) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   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) - Suburbia, 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.

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