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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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 (15015) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - 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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7783) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle at a friends housewarming. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Citrus and malt aromas, light red fruit, light butterscotch. Taste is more of the same. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (8356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, floral, light citrus, taste is dry toffee, orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (734) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
355ml bottle. Light floral aroma. Cloudy bronze in colour with a frothy white head. Spicey lemon/lime hop flavour with malty and caramel notes. Creamy and fully bodied with a bitter citrus finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (504) - - AUG 1, 2015
Hazy amber, frothy off-white head. Aroma is woody and yeasty. Flavours of caramel and loads of spice. Some citrus too. Spiciness could do with being balanced with sweeter, fruity flavours a little more. Not bad at all but not as well balanced as it could be.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Juha (71) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Surprisingly malty on the nose and the taste too, not that IPA-like at all, but good bang for buck me thinks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (76) - - MAY 17, 2015
Amber with thin lacey head and medium carbonation. Light hoppy aroma with a hint of grass. Taste is malty, grassy, dry with a good crisp tangy bitter finish. Reasonable palate, smooth with fizz, slightly watery. Not particularly differentiated, but decent.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Brownish gold with white head. Gentle, toffee like flavours, malty, caramel all from the off, not much on the hop side that you would expect from a modern IPA, some boiled vegetable notes perhaps. Not really enough happening to make it an IPA I would say

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Not getting much to be honest, just a metallic and slightly hoppy taste, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Giochaurand (268) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Bottle. Pours brown copper with medium foamy head. Nice petrichor aromas with also citrous and malts. Taste is orange peel, spices and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cirzen (14) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
355 ml bottle. Aroma is thick malt, slightly tart, a little hop. Mouthfeel is greasy, feels like it’s been fermented too hot. Bitterness is actually ok, but not much else around it is. Needs a good blast of late hop on the nose. Won’t be buying again.

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