Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular. Sold as Toby’s IPA at the Toby Jug in Glasgow.
A refreshing drink made with Maris Otter malted barley and Clyde Valley hops.
It is a light coloured IPA making it an especially pleasant session ale which captures the pedigree of the famous draught horses still to be seen around the Strathaven area.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Light nose . Very blond with a slight yeast haze . Very gentle hop profile . Soft malt character . Overall average . Definetly not a ipa .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2011
Cask @ The King’s HIghway. Inverness. 250811
Golden beer, clear, thin white head.
Aroma - Very light aroma on the nose, some sweet malt.
Taste - Fruity light malt, some citrus hop, honey syrup, crunchie bar honeycomb centre. Muddled.
Palate - Sweet then moves to a bitter sweet finish. Soft carb, rather slick texture.
Overall - Rather sweet and muddled flavour. Not great. An IPA?....Er, no.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2011
On cask at The Standing Order. A blonde ale with a thin white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, lemon and light malt. Light bitterness with flavours of lemon again with barley and spicy, peppery hop notes. A little oily although on the thin side. Refreshing nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. aroma is malt, fruit, hop. Flavour is malt, floral, fruit, hop. Medium to thin body. Ordinary/ boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38686) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear light dark yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, toasted, moderate hoppy, dusty, dry grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, dry, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110318]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (6439) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours slightly cloudy golden with a white head.Aroma of fruitiness, butterscotch and citrus.Flavor is malty and somewhat bitter with some fruitiness and floral notes.Medium to thin body, average carbonation. Drinkable English IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. It’s a clear, dark golden beer with a minimal sized white head. The aroma reminds me more of an English regular bitter than of an IPA, but what to expect at 3.8 % ABV. Biscuity malts, pine cones, grass and a fruity touch in the aroma. The body is a bit thin, but not thin, and the carbonation level is appropriate. Nice bitterness in the flavor, with fruityness and pine cones, and some pale malts in the back. Bitterness in the end. Decent. 110318

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle @ Norway/Denmark Tasting, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy golden with a small off white bubbly head. Nose is marmelade, fruit and grain. Dry and bitter flavor with grain and marmelade. A bit dusty. Dry and short hoppy end. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
Half pint, cask at Leslie Bar. Bright, yellow-gold body. Headless, fragile lacework. Hints of sweet dusty hops to the nose. Smooth fruits mixed with caramel malts in flavour. Not a typical IPA, just of whiff of bitter hops to the finish (Edinburgh, 02.12.2010).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (34865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From cask at Three Judges. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small, creamy and dense head. Aroma is fruity, mild hoppy and light toasted malt. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy flavoured. Mild bitterness coming through into the finish. Ends medium dry.

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