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Thornbridge Halcyon

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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HipHopOpotamus (214) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Seemed more like a normal IPA then an Imperial or Double IPA. But for 7.4% taste was well balanced and bitterness wasn’t over powering. Good beer with nice fruit flavours. The only down side, being a imported craft beer, its very expensive and there are plenty of decent to good craft IPA’s made in Ontario now that you can purchase for less money.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Bottle from LCBO. Fresh citrus and tropical aroma. Hazy yellow. Floral, fruity (citrus and tropical), sweet, with a sharp bitter finish. Sticky body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
calm_dreamer (140) - GREECE - APR 16, 2014
Golden pale medium to light body without much of a head. Aroma of citrus, full of lemon. Great bitter taste of lemon, lemongrass and a caramel note. Not a long aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
w_adwersarz (57) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
Ładny aromat, mango, skórka cytrynowa. Kolor bardzo jasny słomkowy, piana dość ładna, fajnie krążkująca. Wysycenie raczej wyższe, z wyraźną wytrawnością.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agarbagebeer (1) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Purchased from the LCBO on April 14th, 2014. 500mL Bottle, 7.4%ABV, Best Before: 20/03/15 Aroma: Notes of grapefruit, tangerine, oranges, fresh cut grass, sweet and tropical fruits, passion fruit, very fresh, extremely citrusy and very refreshing on the nose. Appearance: Pours a light golden yellow atop a cloudy, fluffy, pure white head. Colour is slightly cloudy and there are some remnants of sediment embossed in the delicious slurry. The head slowly dissipates, much slower than a normal IIPA, leaving a beefy protein rich lacing that screams freshness! Bubbles are small to medium in size producing a unique head about 1 cm thick for the whole duration of consumption. Taste: At first you’re hit with a citrus overload with sweet tangerine and bitter grapefruit. On the second and third sip it’s pineapple and sweet mangoes. This beer is very hoppy but well balanced at the same time. There are flavours of pine and resin throughout that are balanced by the sweet yeasty, citrus flavours. Malt is almost non-existant with hops dominating, but this is the style and I’m in love. You would be missing out if you did not try this beer. Highly recommended. The best i’ve had from Thronbridge so far. Palate: Soft, bubbly (almost has the feel of a guinness), it’s very light and flighty. The carbonation feels almost like a nitro beer but not quite as airy. There’s a slight oily feel followed by a bitter dry finish that leaves a lingering piney, resinous flavour in your mouth for many minutes after. Very dry finish. Great mouthfeel! Overall: This beer is a considered an IIPA but it is more like a well-crafted West-Coast IPA at only 7.4%, it’s quite low for a IIPA in ABV. I would recommend this to the most distinguished beer drinkers, though.. It’s very citrusy with lots tropical fruity flavours leaving you thinking that you’re living on an island in the south pacific with only fruit and HOPS at your disposal! The look and palate of this beer does not disappoint. Pour this beer too quickly...Even at a 45 degree angle and you’ll have a head 4 inches thick!!! The carbonation is unbelievable and second to none if you like flighty, light feel to your beer. It leaves a slick feel on the tongue and then squeezes it right out with a bitter super dry finish that leaves you yearning for more. This is an excellent piece of beer art! Good job Thronbridge!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (192) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Nice hoppy aroma. Some citrus hops, catty characteristics, and light malt. Hazy yellow with a long lasting white head. Looks great. Tastes very well balanced, upfront some tangerine and tropical flavors, finishes with some sweet malt and a hint of cattyness. Nice DIPA, if not overly complex, wish I could try this one very fresh. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
4theluvofbeer (52) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Citrus, tropical fruit and grass on the nose. The taste is a lot bigger....an enjoyable IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (397) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Pop the top off this bottle & the citrus bouquet will sucker punch you in the nose: deep tangerine pulp & squeezed grapefruit. Pours liquid gold with a slight white cap. What a great brew. Not as bitter as you’d like perhaps but that’s just diversity of the style. Will grab more from the LCBO shelves.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (110) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 12, 2014
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Yellow color, clear, with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon and grapefruit. Hoppy taste of pine lemon and grapefruit. Mild aftertaste. Light body with low to medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1727) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
500 mL bottle. Hazy yellow with suspended sediment. The nose has strong resin, with a little tropical fruit underneath. The resin fades to the background in the flavour, and the semi-sweet tropical fruit moves boldly to the forefront. Not a tonne of bitterness, but that’s okay, because the flavour is great. Very drinkable.


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