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

bottled
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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
500ml bottle
7.4% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
Best Before: March 20, 2015
May 3, 2014
The beer pours a slightly hazed honey gold colour with a generous rocky snow white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit, orange, and grass. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is weak grapefruit, pea pods, citrus peel, and grass. My least favourite Thornbridge beer so far.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (108) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
Jaune pâle, à peine trouble.Mousse moyenne, se dissipant moyennement et laissant un petit col blanc.Nez superbe : très frais et fruité : ananas, fruit de la passion (passiflore). En bouche goûts et palette moins étonnants, fraîcheur et amertume, finale très sèche.Corps assez fluide et léger, alcool très discret, le malt aussi se cache autant que possible.Une impériale ? Une bonne IPA anglaise en tout cas, fraîche et un peu forte c’est vrai.Amère, à mer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5103) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
Tap at Craft bier fest, Vienna. Pale golden color with medium head. Biscuit malt, citrus hops in aroma. Strong dry citrus hoppy taste with solid malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obe83 (62) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 20, 2014
Bottiglia comprata alla Torre del Luppolo (Pisa, Italy), Imperial IPA in pieno stile, al naso molto erbacea e resinosa, in bocca un corpo importante e ben equilibrato, maltoso che chiude con una importante amaro dato dall’abbondanz adel luppolo. Nonostante la gradazione si beve benissimo!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VereTipsu (20) - ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
Head: white and thick, as all as clouds if the temperature is right. Aroma: vresh pine, fresh grass, fresh hops, Colour: pale golden, slightly hazy Taste: sweet at first, then slowly creeping towards bitter pine...very good balance Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, nice slowly developing bitterness, a bit silky texture and a spectacular bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (251) - - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a murky, yellow amber, with noticeable tiny bits floating in the glass. Very thin, rapidly dissipating white head. Aromas are explosive, featuring sour grapefruit, lemon drops, and grass. Palate is fairly crisp and clean and yet still leaning towards a medium body. Tastes are in a word, delicious. Citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and a slight sweetness. Overall, don’t let the light colouring fool you. This is a beer full of powerful aromas, and powerful tastes. And at 7.4% abv it’s just plain powerful. A highly quaffable beer that you will have to force yourself to sip. Would not hesitate to purchase this one again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (969) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a pale yellow color, forming a big and bubbled white head. Great retention and tons of lingering and soapy lacings left in the glass S: Great notes of tropical fruits and pine. Watermelon, grapefruit, pine, sweet pale grains and earthy yeasts T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of watermelon, grapefruits, pine. Quite smooth with a medium but very pleasant bitterness in the end. A bit earthy and bready. Pale Ale style yeasts. Very light to a 7.4% ABV, no sign of alcohol M: Medium and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Sweet pale malts + pine and citrus fruits in the aftertaste. However, its bitterness is not persistent O: Excellent drinkability. Great British IPA with some American character [ BA Review @ 7/16/2014 ]

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1882) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours Hazy Golden Yellow with a White head. Tropical fruit, Citrus and Pine on the nose. Bursting with juicy hops. Nice Malty base with loads of hop character. This was a real gem.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadizTyyr (6) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Pours light orange a bit cloudy with a minimal head. Fruity aroma. Bitter ending. Surprisingly full body for the light colour. Tilted towards caramel. Fresh for an imperial IPA. Decent Imperial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
On tap at Orvars. Cloudy golden with off white head. Aroma sweet and hoppy, pine, resin, wood and caramel. Taste is woody, pine, resin, light alcohol and some apricot.


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