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Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cheshunt, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
This classic IPA balances refreshing citrus hops with a rounded malty richness. Emma Gilleland (master brewer). Malt: Tipple Pale Ale, Lager; Hops: Goldings, Fuggles, Cascade.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (1972) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
0,5l bottle from Tesco. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts with a hint of fruits and a hoppy finish. Quite drinkable actually.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from a York Tesco Express. Pours a light amber gold. Aroma seems to have a touch of skunk (clear bottle). There’s some fruity aroma too. Well, there is a lot of hop. Enough to give a mild burn. Still think there’s a skunk touch, but if it is, then it’s not interfering too much. Bothers my mind, but that’s a small thing (the bother, not the mind). BB 31 March 14, so it shouldn’t have been around too long? Anyway it is otherwise a very tasty and excellent ale. Rating excludes my skunk concerns.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeinzH (17) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Suprisingly good, very good value to price! Overall a good IPA, would recommend this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
Mild hopfiger Antrunk mit leichter, angenehm milder Herbe. Helle Getreidenoten, etwas trocken, süffige Würzigkeit. Hier wird gehalten was versprochen wird, ein simples nettes IPA. 11/11/11/11/11/11

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ricardotorero (34) - - MAR 6, 2013
Think the Tesco label knocks a few points off for some people. Not fantastic but good value for money. An OK beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Light gold. White head doesn’t stay. Nose is light and fruity - grapefruit, cloudy lemonade. Taste is surprisingly more pungent than the nose with a lot more bitter than it was letting on. Nice cloudy lemonade taste with a bit of grapefruit gas sprinkled through it. Finish is a wee bit watery, but a decent quaffer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (2752) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - toffee and some floral fruitiness, light grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel - light toffee, some floral fruitiness, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel, light fruitiness with light grassy hoppyness. Caramel sweetish IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MattjcarrollUK (1) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013 does not count
Total Skunky crap. Clear bottle so probably all hop extract taste is a muddled Skunky mess no district hop flavour and no malt flavour is apparent at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2491) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a large head. Aroma is tea, lemon and a little skunk. Taste is buttered toast with a spicy finish. Some icing sugar as well.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (345) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Pours clear gold, with a white head. Aroma has some bready notes and a bit of bubblegum. Taste was somewhat sweet with a mild bitterness. Clean finish some hint of citrus, I’d prefer more hops in a ’IPA’ ale but quite acceptable.


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