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Sharps Hayle Bay Honey IPA

Sharps Hayle Bay Honey IPA
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Brewed by Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wadebridge, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer features UK and US influences with the hopping regime from America and the wort production technique and liquor salt profile truer to the original IPAs of Burton. Cornish Honey is thrown into the mix to protect against over dryness from the sulphates. Simpson’s low colour pale malt is mashed with their excellent 140 crystal in high sulphate liquor using a single temperature infusion mash. The wort produced is then boiled with Cascade hops before being run through a vessel containing honey with Citra and Centennial hops on the way to the wort chiller. The 1066 wort is then fermented down to 6.6% ABV before moving to a dry hopping tank for 6 weeks to steep in 160kilos of whole Citra and Centennial at 4oC. The honey is the first to kick off in the mouth with a rounded sugar sweetness but is almost instantly usurped by the hop notes. The transition from sweet honey to mineral dryness is fast with the hop fruit and spice spanning the change. The hops continue to the last with a finish which lingers for minutes rather than seconds.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2930) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at a pub in London but under the name Honey Spiced IPA. Hopefully this is the correct beer. Hoppy smell, flowery with some honey. Similar taste, slightly sweet and floral. Smooth mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
Cask at The White Horse (Exchange Square), London. Pours light hazy gold with a fine, white foam head. Nice nose, some grapefruit. Tangy flavor with tangy citrus, grapefruit, some berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tangy finish - this beer seems a bit off - with some melon, grapefruit and mild, grassy bitterness. This beer is definitely out of shape; and too bad, as there seems to be some nice character here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Pineapple, Kentish Town, London. Hazy orange gold with slight head. Full on sweetness right from the start, honeyed definitely, to be expected I suppose, but this does mask the hops somewhat. There is a citrus background there, but it struggles to get through.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Cask @ The Anglesea Arms, South Kensington. The pour’s deep gold with a small white head. The nose is strong honey, sweet baked bread, light floral garden and dried grass. The taste is quite sweet honey-buttered bread. Mild herbal hop. Doughy sugar cookie. Light, but a bit syrupy. Soft carbonation. Overall, not too bad. A bit sweet for a full pint, but well made.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
11th September 2011
On tap at the Rake. Clear gold beer, tiny white head. Palate is semi dry and a little soft. Very fine carbonation. Nice bright orange hops with a touch of tinned fruit syrup. Lesser notes of apricot, mango and a trace of lemon. Mild fresh hop sting. There is an overall sweetness to this IPA but nothing overtly honey. Finishes slightly astringent with some spice kicking in. Honey IPAs eh? Interesting! More please!


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