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Tempest The Step Back IPA


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Formerly brewed at Tempest Brew Co
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
cask and keg, special
We believe in drinkability so for that reason we decided to brew an uber drinkable IPA that works great in cask. To complement the base malts in our take on an IPA we have used some Belgian malt and focused on showcasing the US Centennial hop variety. We named this beer ‘The Step Back’ because it is dangerously drinkable and as big fans of Soma anthology which we were listening to while we were brewing it, the name stuck!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Keg at the Red Squirrel. Pours hazy golden amber, mellow and bitter, but, a little too fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MannyGoldberg (194) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Keg at Stormbird- 26th July 2013. Hazy mid-golden colour with a medium head. Nose is quite citrussy with a bit of pine. Taste is lime and orange with a hint of lavender on the backend. Alcohol is there but not over-powering. Extra point for reminding me of the Slam track it’s named after.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Keg at Hanging Bat. It pours golden with a medium white head. The nose is touch of farmyard, potpourri, pine-fresh toilet cleaner, hay and pithy citrus. The taste is zesty citrus, orange rind, soap, strong pine and floral notes, with a bitter, citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad, but difficult to get past the pine-fresh toilet cleaner aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2013
Big soapy citrus nose, cloudy dark yellow body and a decent white lasting head. ABV gets it’s introduction out of the way quickly, concentrated and clinical pine which softens after a few sips. Crumbled packet of digestives spreads over the palate, taught bitterness creeps in but there’s a soapyness to the malt that an unripened orange spiking through the linger.
Really, really fancy seeing this cooler and crisper on Keg to see if it improves or just papers over the cracks. Cask, Malt & Hops, Edinburgh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3rd April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Keg. Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Crisp palate, sharp carbonation. Mild creamy malt, dry, slightly thin. Nice sweet orange start, turning to bitter citrus. Touch of floral character and then tangerine. Smooth finish. All right!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
[keg at the Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh] Slightly hazy golden amber pour, decent white head. Aroma is extremely citrus heavy, lemon, lime and orange. On the flavour, more pine comes out, but again with a walloping dose of zingy citrus. I do like Centennial beers, they have a bit more to them than the grapefruit-laden Cascade. Long dry, spruce and lemon finish. Good stuff [15022013]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 cask at the Blazer ... golden amber ... thin off white head ... soft zezty sweet orange hop nose.. creamy malt front ... floral orange ... juicy sweet ... light pine ... tiny hint of woody bitterness in background ... nice 4.1 keg at the bow ... golden amber ... thin bubbly white head ... muted floral nose ... too cold ... too izzy ... bitter woody hop ... light orange ...long light bitter linger ... some soap pine pale imitation of the cask 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at Cloisters. Amber-gold pour, fluffy white head. Big pithy pine, orange, some pineapple on the nose. Nice sweet resinous front, with a long puckering juicy resinous finish. Slight booze warmth. Seriously hoppy, very very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Cask by handpump at Blackfriars, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin off-white head, perfumy and citrus hop aroma, aggressively hopped, grapefruit and other citrus flavours, prolonged bitter almost sour citrus aftertaste

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