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RATINGS: 55   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at my parents house, from JS thanks to the old man, 25/01/13. Hazed mid amber with a good sized frothy white head that retains well. Nose carries muted hop tones - dumbed down and not very fresh, caramel malts, orange, lemon sherbet, hint of soap, a general musty and tired aroma. Lots of descriptors but none make it score more than 5 ! Taste comprises faded hops, touch of pine, citrus, orange marmalade, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some hop bitterness in a dry finish. A pretty basic and below par IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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 (621) - 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 (139) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle at home. Amber in colour with a good off white head. Fruity nose with a good grapefruit hop notes. Good carbonation and for that price an unbeatable IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (331) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Pale amber beer with a sweet, citrus aroma. Flavour is an interesting blend of malt and tangy fruit hop flavours. The finish is slightly sour but the shame of it is that the flavour and finish both dissipate quite swiftly. A perfectly pleasant beer but with a bit more... something it could have been really very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
bottle at home ... copper .. bubbly white head ... soft light almost smokey ... soft sweet fruit nose ..little over fizzy ... soft toffee malts ... soft fruits ... light bitter fruits ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Largely opaque orange, ok but short-lived head. Smooth, slightly dry, malty, spiced. Smells good. Quick acceptable and very cheap!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1331) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Not a great IPA, but ok, pours a pale colour and has typical IPA hop character, I’ve had better, this is not bold enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2955) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Golden with a small head. It has an excellent pale ale aroma with a fruitiness evident although this is less stated in taste.

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