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Speyside Moray IPA

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Brewed by Speyside
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Forres, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Flowing through the Moray countryside, the River Spey is Scotland’s fastest moving water course, and the area’s history is steeped in the customs and traditions that flow from the production of world-renowned single malt Speyside whisky This classic India Pale Ale (IPA) is brewed using modern craft-brewing techniques and with the same care and passion that produces the many single malt whiskies the area is famous for. Happily this has changed with Moray’s burgeoning reputation as the food and drink capital of Scotland. Similarly, the Bottlenose dolphin colony has grown in this protected Highland environment to more than 190 at the last count. Moray IPA is made from the purest of water, fine malted grain and selected hops. It has a rich golden colour, with a distinctive aroma and a strong bitter finish from the tangy hops, all of which provide a perfectly balanced companion to the best of Moray’s whiskies.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cthomas2390 (219) - Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Honey orange pour with decent head. Grassy, kind of cat pee quality. Bit of paper on the nose? Reasonably balanced flavours, with a bit of toasted bread. Finishing bitterness is a bit one-dimensional and harsh. Low carbonation, kinda thing mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pricey290483 (246) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
an ok beer with nothing outstanding aroma was ok a nice bitter taste an easy to drink beer i would have it again but there are better beers out there its not bad but its not the best

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2014-07-03. Crisp dark amber body modest beige head and lace. Aroma is mild, touch strange, earthy, lightly smokey scorched malt quality? Flavour is modestly bitter, dark orange citrus peel and citrus oil, earthy sort of smokey finish. Average bodied palate, low carbonation. Shows promise but I don’t really care for it. Cask at Dores Inn, Dores.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at Queen Vic, Aberdeen. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is wood, leather, brown bread, grain, citrus and light soap. The taste is smooth, wood, leather, caramel, orange peel and grain. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Not a game changing beer, but easy going and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
500ml bottle from Drinkmonger. Reddish orange brown, not much head. Tropical fruit & grain aroma. Grain cereal & citrus fruit aroma. Smokey barbecue aftertaste. A very good well balanced big tasting bitter with smokey overtones.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Golden-amber, sweet lightly caramelized malts, accents of earthy hops, juicy finish. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
500ml bottle form Oddbins. Pours clear amber-gold. thin white head. Aromas of light orange peel, honey. Taste is quite a light bitterness, considering, some more honeyish malt sweetness. Could definitely take more bitterness, but a good beer nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. Clear deep golden, rich head. Fruity nose with some grass and notes of citrus. Mid dry with medium body and crisp mouthfeel. Slight butter, plenty of spicy hops. Long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle on the train from Thurso to Inverness, from Tomlinsons, 20/10/13. Very lightly hazed golden with a thin off white covering. Nose is toasted malts, citrus, orange, grass, subtle hop notes, caramel. Taste comprises orange pith, light peach, mandarin, juicy citrus notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitter notes in the finish. Decent drop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Aroma: Grain, orange and flowers.

Appearance: Hazy amber body with a thin white head. Light carbonation. Nice lacing.

Taste: Light and fruity but with a sweetness from the malt to balance it nicely. Flavour of oranges and pine. Very clean.

Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: I don’t agree with this being listed as a Premium Bitter, this is an IPA. And a pretty good one, too.


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