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Brewed by Tempest
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kelso, Scotland
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A new world take on an imperial pale ale. Strong in alcohol with a big single hop citra explosion, achieved with multiple hop additions to give you a big hopped, big bitterness, fruity beer.


3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2011
Swimming in Citra. Pint from the Blue Blazer in Edinburgh. Loads of hops without a palpable bitter after. Excellent cask ale altogether. Good job.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at cloisters. Dark orange amber, medium white head that sticks around. Gorgeous fresh, juicy orange peel hop nose. Like dunking your face into a bag of hops. Body is surprisingly sweet. Lots of orange, sort of marmalade. But what disappoints me is the lack of mouth-destroying bitternness that should follow. A perfectly nice beer, but for an American IPA, not hoppy enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at Cloisters, Edinburgh 7/06/2011. Amber with a billowy white head. Big, grapefruit, gooseberry and peach notes with some balancing sweetish malts and lingering dry finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Dark orange beer with a thin white head. Sweet, floral nose. The mouthfeel is resinous with plenty of citrusy hop flavour. Not overly bitter. Nice beer although I prefer the Oakhams single hop citra.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2011
[cask at Caley Sample Rooms, Edinburgh] Bronze pour with a decent white head. Strong fruit aromas with a malt edge on the nose. Orangey from the Citra hop. On the taste, sweet and quite oily. Strong fruit flavour, orange with some ripe mango. Rich mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish with a fruity edge [27052011]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2562) - California, USA - APR 26, 2011
22 April 2011, cask. dark yellow, faint haze, no bubbles. nice citra hop nose. lemon peel and grassy bitterness. session ale malt background. creamy, watery and faintly fizzy. feels like a session ale. White grapefruit bitter hop taste w/ dry, bitter finish. i like citra hops but i think they need some more alcohol or more lalt sweetness to balance them a bit. this is an american style i[pa so hops are bigger, but tbh, in american IPAs it’s go big or go home. this one goes home.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 cask at bowbar ... copper ... light bubbly head ... light bright cirus hop ... little orangepeel nose ... juicy fruity hops ... little harsh but suspect thats as from cellar ... quite floral ... light bitter hop ...3.7 TK2 much as above but no harshness as had the extra time to condition 3.9 lots of juicy orange and orangepeel cask at bow 010312 ... big orange nose ... sweet zezty orange ... juicy fruits ...light bitter linger .... 3.7 keg at bow .010312.. dull orange little sweeter nose ... soft zezty orange ...low carbonation ... again bitter citrus peel 3.5 all loss due to nose keg at red squirell ... hazy amber ... light white lacing ... dry zezty orange ... big citra hit ... little too fizzy ... dryer and more bitter than i remember first batch ... keg not doing this any favour for me 3.6


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