zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bear State West Coast IPA bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Pale golden coloured with a gentle haze and a thin white head of foam. Pineapple and bitter orange flavours dominate followed by pine, wood and oak on the bitter, smoked finish. Excellent!
Douberd (3428) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Thornbridge West Coast IPA) As Thornbridge Bear State. Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7%
Golden orange colour on the body, good sized white head on top, thick and with very good retention.
Very fruity aroma, with mango, pineapple, nicely hoppy.
Great taste too, with tropical fruits, mango, grassy hops, pine, quite bitter with a long aftertaste.
Medium body, good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate.
Great, very refreshing IPA!
thelynchfella (166) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured orange with white head. Very fruity aroma. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Tastes of tangerine, blood orange, orange, grapefruit, pine. Beautiful beer. Lovely hoppiness to this. Recommend
ManVsBeer (6219) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Called ’Bear State’. Hazy amber with a small head. Tropical fruit hopped with a small sourness.
sdmmb (1331) - USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Labelled as bear state.
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deanso (6946) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap as Bear State at Thornbridge Den Bosch.
Thick creamy white head. Hazy golden pour. Lovely bitterness. Very good.
gairym (46) - Les Houches, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Tastes like a very respectable big company UK mass produced bottled ale. Better than the others in this category but not up to standard for a proper craft ale IPA.
Idiosynkrasie (5152) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle [as Bear State]. Cloudy, orangey, deep golden colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of orange and pineapple. Taste is bitter hoppy, piney, notes of orange, pineapple, slightly sweet caramel malty basis. Very decent IPA.
mike_77 (4095) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As Bear State. Clear and golden. Very smooth and creamy. Oodles of malts and very fresh hop taste. Quite earthy and piney.
shoulderbroken (2884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gremlin as Bear State. Aroma is fruity, spiky, touch earthy. Fruity, pineapple, citrus, light tropical, very fruity. Bitterness is there but not in your face. Further down the citrus dominates. Lemon and grapefruit. Maybe a touch of malty sweetness there in the background. Nice.