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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Contract brewed by Genesee for Sainsbury’s.
This American IPA is a blend of three hop varieties which give it its characteristic bold hoppy aromas. It is smooth and full of flavour with a rich malty character, spicy notes and a long finish. Brewed and bottled by Tap Room Brewing Company, Rochester, New York.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
355ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Glasgow (£1.90):
Weak on the nose with some biscuit malts & hints of citrus. Faint hops & touches of bitterness follow but the aroma of this one is pretty basic and unexciting.
Clear, medium amber with a large, 4cm, foamy & slightly off-white head that has some bubbles in it. It holds for about 45 seconds then settles at about quarter the original size.
Some bitterness & biscuit flavours followed by subtle hops & hints of spice. Towards the end I thought I could detect the odd off-flavour but the taste was at least a slight improvement on the nose.
Medium bodied & bitter with a slight fizz, medium carbonation & smooth mouthfeel. The beer was quite easy to drink but the bitterness did seem a little strong and unbalanced, particularly towards the end of the beer.

Quite a poor beer, I should have known better than to pick this one up, especially considering it worked out more expensive than a lot of better, well-known craft beers Sainsbury’s was also selling. Not a beer I’ll be picking up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
really like this beer had a few in work while they were on offer for only 75p love it a really nice hopy ipa that has a very nice after taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Watford. Poured an amber colour, with a thin halo of white head. Aroma of zesty citrus, peaches and syrup. Citrus hop flavours, with some grass and biscuity malt. Finish was caramel, some resin and chewy malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonnyConga (69) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Pours hazy pale copper with a bit of a head. Smells like Belgian yeast and tastes the same. Made for sainsburies by a brewery in NY in the USA and then shipped over. I'm not sure I would have bothered... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear gold with a thin to medium white head. Uneventful but given the shit choice from the supermarket I’ll probably have this again. Uneventful but fairly easy drinking. Smoothish palate, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14297) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
5th February 2014
Bright clear gold - amber beer, little white head. Smooth palate, fine carbonation. Smooth malt. Hops are light and mildly spicy pine. Very light orange peel. Light dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle - Orangey Gold in colour. Quite Fruity; orange and lemon citrus and pineapple. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Hoppy; spicy resinous hops. Sweet fruity malty spicy throughout. Bitter hoppy finish. OK. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1019) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle sainsburys. Amber colour white head low retention. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Taste is fruity with great sweet malts and some hoppy bitterness not much though. Medium body nice mouthfeel medium carbonation. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beeebon (168) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Purchased a bottle from my local Sainsburys for £1.79. They also do Goose Island IPA and Brew Dog IPA for the same price! Oh how foolish I was! This doesn’t really resemble an IPA at all to me. Malty, caramel, and a bit of hoppy bitterness. The aroma is like bland over boiled vegetables and caramel with a small amount of citrus. It’s also rather fizzy and reminds me of a bitter Babycham with added hops. I wont be buying again!

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