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Brewed by Sadler’s
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Stourbridge, England
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Cask; Special.
Dr.Hardwicke’s Double IPA 8.5%. Brewed with huge amounts of 3 varieties of American Hops, added continuously over a 85 minute boil and then dry hopped in the fermenter and cask. What better way to enjoy soring that with a pint of 8.5% Double IPA :)


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3925) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, - NOV 11, 2012
Cask at Windsor Castle, Lye. Golden, with cream top. Smells real good. It’s a sweet beast to be sure, but the warming, thick, genuinely rich hop flavour comes through and asserts itself. Booming. Some plastic dryness meshed in the finish, but this is excellent.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Golden looks with a meek white head. Aroma a tad lacking with some muted hop and caramel. Sweet boozy flavour with some tropical fruit notes. Ok but not quite the phat hop hit I was hoping for.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottled 16/09/14. A golden coloured beer with a whitish ring of head. Pretty good. Very boozy, fruity and hoppy. Sharp bitterness. Not in your face big like most IIPAs. Almost more like a golden barley wine. Malts merge well. A long finish. I like it. Strong and tasty although the aroma is thin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (774) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a clear, orangey golden color, topped with a decent just slightly off-white head. A very pleasant malty aroma, mild citruses easily picked up. The taste is bittery, develops a more sweet taste later. Some fruity and biscuity notes towards the end and a bit metallic in the aftertaste. Apart from that, very nice.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Connor66 (37) - - AUG 23, 2014
Hoop taste is not as strong as expected . light color good taste after taste is a bit strong but like it

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1551) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle B&M Bargains. Sweet syrup dominates everything unfortunately and the big hops are pretty much out of the picture. Metallic characteristics, could almost be a tinned beer. Hope the cask version is a lot better - I assume it is, given the high score.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5793) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2014
oro carico buona schiuma persistente nado luppolato note fruttate agrumate discreta intensita un tocco maltato secchezza media buon amaro non molto lungo lieve nota alcolica

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with cm thick ivory head. Aroma: Citrus, pith, floral, pepper, pineapple, wheat, umami, muskiness, marmalade. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Medium thick grainy texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, sweet, marmalade, syrupy, pineapple, peppery finish with light citrus. Comments: Tasty and glass lace but a bit sweet and syrupy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1474) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Delighted to find this as a cheepo in B&M bargains. Poured amber with a white head. The taste in nice and hoppy, though nowhere near as much as you might expect from the style. There are notes of grapefruit and pine over quite a syrupy base. There’s a nice bitterness to it as well. Overall a really enjoyable beer that’s a few hops short of being exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReV2 (150) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Bottle from B&M, pours a gold copper colour with a thin white head. Taste is sweet with a fairly mild hop kick, syrupy malt, thickish for an IPA, some resin and fruit, a nice bitter finish though could do with a few more hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1725) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Clear gold. Film of white head. Minty toffee. Golden syrup. Taste is sweet. There’s some resin bitterness. Light spice, too. Palate is oily. Soft carbonation. Finish is long, slightly boozy, piny bitterness. Factor in the price, and this is pretty good.


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