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Summer Wine Sabertooth IPA

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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (589) - HONG KONG - AUG 2, 2016
Drank at Boom Art Cafe. Slightly fermented fruit malt, light dark fruit, medium bitterness. More hop in the taste than the nose. Body is bitter, fizzy effervescent carbonation, fruity dry slightly sharp finish. Perhaps not enough hop to balance the malt flavours (dry pale malt, somewhat too sharp), esp. for an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (1082) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
Copenhagen 29/4 2016. 33 cl bottle from Barley Wine. Roaring Saberttooth tiger om the label. A bit too old (BB end of January). Pours hazy copper brown with big yellowish head. Settles as creamy crown of foam. Lacing on the side of the glass. Sweetish aroma of fermented exotic fruit with notes of orange and grape fruit providing a little balance. Soft carbonation and thick oily palate. Taste has sweetness but is overpowered by quite prominent hoppy bitterness which dominates the aftertaste. Tasty IPA which does not save on the hops unnecessarily.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hartoloni (194) - - NOV 23, 2015
Pours dark cloudy amber with light head. Aroma is of hops and soft fruit. Taste is hoppy, orange peel, moving to a bitter toffee/coffee after taste. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (1004) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
Drank with Timon at home 27-10-2015 (bottle best before 31-07-15, whoops..). Nice beer, but too ordinary, too flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6463) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle form Utobeer, London. It pours a clean golden color with good carbonation. Aroma is mostly resiny and lightly sweet, with some citrus ad grass. Taste has more stone fruit, melon, caramel and grass. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good but a tad sweet

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy dark amber coloured with tropical fruit and a slight tart fruity flavour followed by toffee, biscuit and citrus finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A slightly hazy amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, grapefruit, orange and some peach. Taste of caramel, resin, spicy orange, grapefruit, some peach, slight brown sugar and floral hops in the background. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, grapefruit bitterness in the finish with some caramel sweetness. I agree with most people that it’s a little sweet for an IPA, more like a strong amber ale. Nice flavours though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
On tap at small BA, Malmö. Pours a clear light amber with an off-white head and lacings. Quite bitter with lots of hops aromas. Haps aromas of spruce and wood with hints of ash. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle at home. High fluffy and long lasting white head. Hazy amber gody. Dusty mildly spiced peach oranges aroma. Smooth and relatively sweet fruity and slightly sour lemon flavor with notes of pepper. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Fair amount of hops bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (3425) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015

Lukt: Citrus, malt og honning.
Utseende: Brun gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrus med en svak honning avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Ales & Lagers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,9%, Når@14.06.2015


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