haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Bakewell Farmers Market shop. Pale straw, blossoming head, loads of hops, plenty of lemon, but... just falls short in comparison to Kipling though it’s v close in style. Enjoyable.
Fin (8320) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BCA part of a Christmas present from my dad was a selection of Thornbridge Hall beers. Poured a light golden colour with large white dominating head. This was a very fruity pale ale with good hops and easy drinking for a 5.8% beer.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Huge thanks to Haddonsman for this - I still owe you two!!. Pours a very pale straw colour with a huge rocky white head in spite of careful pouring. The aroma has a lot of hops. Lots of bitter lemon notes. The taste is very hoppy also. More lemony and grapefruit notes. Feels quite light in the mouth, especially considering its ABV. Needs more malt to enable it to develop the flavours. I like what Thornbridge are doing and they are attempting a good number of styles, but they need to throw more than just hops into this nype of beer.