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Thornbridge West Coast IPA

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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1963) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt orange, fruitig, hop. Smaakt fruitig, hop, orange .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Tap @ van moll fest ’15.clear golden colour, small white head. Smells hops, fruity, malts, hay, nice. Tastes fruity, malts, citra hops. Medium body, nice carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1961) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Goud helder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop. Smaakt fruitig, goed bitter, thee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fkoolen (609) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
15cl taster @ vanmoll fest, Eindhoven. Clear golden olour, white foamy head. Piny, lightly citrus fruity, quite malty too. Medium carbo and body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1780) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Fruity and pine. Medium to heavy bitter. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Draught at the Kerho, Tampere, Finland as Bear State. Golden color with a small white head. The aroma is fruity hops, sweetness and malt. The flavor is fruity hops, melon, moderate bitterness, malt and general satisfaction. Not a bad IPA at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (342) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours is clear orange with thick persistent white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, lychee, grapes, watermelon, tangerine. Taste is heavy bitter, light sweet, tangerine notes. Medium body, creamy texture, long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (178) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Malty, caramel base, with fruity hoppy flavours... grapefruit, mango, passionfruit... nice long bitter finish. Solid IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (369) - SINGAPORE - AUG 18, 2015
Draught 1/2 pint (keg) at the Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, on 13-Aug-2015 - Thornbridge tap takeover as part of London Beer City 2015. Bear State West Coast IPA. Clear golden amber with a thick white head. Fruity pine aroma - lots of tropical fruits, grapefruit and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. A fruit packed hoppy flavour, lots of peach, passionfruit, orange and grapefruit. Nice malty caramel backbone and a hoppy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1460) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle as "Bear State". Opaque golden body with a medium head. Aroma has biscuits and dry citric fruits, also rhubarb. The aroma is nice but a bit too weak. Taste has oily lemon peel and soft malt. Bitterness is medium, occasionally even low (for the attempted style). Tastes generic and uninteresting. This is actually a disappointment, because I expected something on par with their Halcyon.


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