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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (8913) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a smaller white head. Earthy and caramel malt, somewhat dusty. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Copper with persistent, thin, white head. Sweet aroma with sweet, spicy malt taste. Not much in the way of bitter. Interesting flavor. Can’t put my finger on the spices, but fun drinking. Not what I was expecting, but not put off either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3201) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 oz sample pours amber with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts and floral. Taste is malts with a hint of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
thechandler (591) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a clear golden-copper color. Aroma is faintly hoppy with a round malty sweetness. Flavor is much bolder than I expected, although not especially strong. Sweet and flavorful. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Single bottle from a Publix mix. Pours a clear dark amber with a lasting creamy head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts, nice but not very layered. Taste is the same - very sweet and malty. too thin. Good but not what I’d consider an ESB at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle is marked best before February 08. To my surprise this beer still tastes perfectly fine, but it has been in the refrigerator for years. Slight caramel, some nuts and fruit, subtle hints of diacetyl. Crisp, clean hops, dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3111) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dry malty and very slightly spiced with hops. Really pretty drinkable and nice. Not sweet and weird like I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2012
malty and crisp, I actualyl like this style, sweetish malts without the fake syrup flavors

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2012
pours a light amber with an average but quickly disappearing head. This beer is lightly sweet wit a cider like taste and a bitter after taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5454) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours hazy, brown-amber with an average, off-white head. Scent is light...caramel and malt. Taste is a little peppery-caramel....a bit tea-like. Just sort of fizzles out...too watery, too weak. I see the intent, it just falls a little short.

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