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


on tap

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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Cloudy pale yellow color, average to big white head. Lots of lacing. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine, orange, malt. Medium sweet, medium bitter taste. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3947) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
And yet again, huge thanks to Mario from Dva Tona for the superb tasting!
This one concluded the golden Chinookey APA/IPA/IIPA trinity from Thornbridge. Obviously, golden with a medium sized, long lasting white head. Heavy aroma, malty with notes of lemon rock candy, nice & balanced. Creamy, fuller earthy-lemony-soapy taste, smooooooth malty background, tasty. The bitterness shows up remarkably late, and is never too strong. Nothing too fancy overall, but damn this is pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (752) - SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color dorado claro. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, ligeramente resinoso, suave. Refrescante. Muy buena IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8521) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
(bottle) Hazy, pale golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Fruit-accented hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit, oranges, as well as a slightly piney and herbal touch. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Soft but still hearty malty base with present fruity hoppy accents, accompanied by notes of pine and spruce; balanced bitter-sweet mildly malty and pronounced fruity and piney hoppy finish. Pleasant. 13.VIII.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Draft - Earthy skunky hops with grassy notes. Clear gold with a hood white head. Earth bitterness and some sweetness. Very flavorless, light orange and pithy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2304) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
(Thornbridge Halcyon) Bottle 500 ml at home, poured into a big tulip. ABV 7.4% Golden orange colour on the body, bright and sunny, with a tall slightly off-white head sitting on top. Quite thick, first half is collapsing fast but the remaining half has a very good retention. Hevy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, lots of pine too, very hoppy. Great taste, lots of citrus, grapefruit, again very pine-y, a bit of resin, floral notes as well, fresh grass, melon. Nicely bitter on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, good lively carbonation, very dry on the palate. Great beer, I could drink it every day

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (60) - LATVIA - AUG 14, 2014
Aroma: fruity, hopy, same as taste, can feel malts which are in great ballance between hops and fruitness. Very well ballanced IPA, easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3976) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Hazy yellow-blonde with a thin head. Has a strength but its subdued tropical fruits and medium-high bitterness are just as much a part of its character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oqnid (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
2 mai '13 -->Imperial IPA blonde, 7.4%, 500ml -blonde dorée léger voile; mousse compact et généreuse -nez doux de houblon, sucré et floral -entrée fleur (savon), fraîche et légère pour une impériale; sèche -alcool plus "goûteuse/présente" dans l'étalement -amertume tenace mais adéquat -finale florale (fleur-lavende), miel, houblon, alcool (baies de genièvre) Co=3 Arô=3 Am=3.5 Su=2 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
This beer has a promising delicious smell of fruity hops. The taste delivers, fruity, bitter and with a nice malty backbone with a touch of caramel. Balanced and tasty.

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