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Brewed by Tempest
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kelso, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle & keg semi-regular
previously 7%
IPA that is super drinkable with a big dry hop character and plenty of malt body. If we could only produce one beer this would be it.


jvhemert's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvhemert (330) - Edinburgh, - FEB 1, 2013
AROMA: floral, hay, hint of spruce APPEARANCE: pale, clear, minimal head, white foam, TASTE: medium bitterness, PALATE: medium body, sticky, lively, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: ok IPA, has American over-hoppynes, nice floral aromas, bit dry and too bitter.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (806) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown, aroma has a decent malt backbone, biscuit and caramel, with the advertised US citrus hops coming through in spades, passion fruit, guava, Body is quite full for an IPA, with an oily slick texture, wel balanced moderate bitter finish, with average carbonation, excellent IPA

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5055) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Tap @ Queens Head near St Pancras, medium sample, served in a tulip glass. Clear golden color, short head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruit, citrus, bit pine, some cookie, biscuit. Medium to high bitterness, slight sweet cookie sweetness. Quite big and hoppy, wonderful IPA in the true american way. Awesome stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4659) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared during RBESG
Clear golden with a small white head, spotty lacing. Aroma is dusty and citrus. Flavors are piney and dusty
Decent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Sampled from bottle at RBESG. A bit unclear orange color, medium sized lightly beige head. Smell and taste malts, nicely malty, nicely hoppy, a hint of pine and resin, nicely bitter. Good body and carbonation. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1682) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at home, bb 01/15. Pours a gold amber with a white head. Nice lightly funky overripe fruit aroma with orange and pineapple. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lightly sticky, nice bitter woody resin, pine, lemon, trop fruit too, light caramel... Lovely balance. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle - Light grapefruit and pale malt. Clear gold with a nice white head. Nice mellow grapefruit and sweetness with a balanced bitterness. Easy drinking and quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at mother kellys. Hazed orange lasting Whits head. Aroma us spicy wet hop, farts, caramel. Flavour is caramel, mineral, some earthy notes. Biscuit and caramel malts with light spiced and pine orange peel hops.assertive lingering hop bitterness. Crisp palate with highish carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MalcolmTucker (733) - SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle whilst enduring Hibs v Rangers on BBC Alba. A lovely beer - deep hop flavour of lime and orange with a sweet sticky marmalade feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2014
Color cobrizo anaranjado, espuma blanca. Aromas lupulados, frutas, melocoton y especias, ligero dulzor de maltas. Cuerpo medio, textura melosa, inicio de ligero dulzor afrutado, con final amargo y seco con toque especiado. Muy rica.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1848) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley wines. Tasting with Richthevillan. Hazy orange rust coloured beer with small head. Aroma of mandarins, hops, grapefruit and mango. Taste is chalky, mandarins and juicy hops. Moderately chewy. Very nice.


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