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Speyside Moray IPA

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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Golden-amber, sweet lightly caramelized malts, accents of earthy hops, juicy finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2740) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19187) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1224) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from Cairngorm Brewery shop. Pours clear dark golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of fruity, citrussy hops and caramel. Taste is moderate dry and bitter, lemon and tropical fruits. Dry lingering spicy end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2013
50cl bottle thanks to unstablefable. Pours a clear golden with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has a sweet pepper and malt thing going on. The taste has a sweet maltiness and honey with a refreshing finish but not sure what the note is - maybe slightly orangey. The palate is light to medium in body and there’s a creamy texture and a clean finish. Overall, nice balanced if not very exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Golden coloured with a malty, toffee and biscuit flavours with bitter pine on the finish.

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