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


on tap

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RATINGS: 506   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 My Bottom Line:
This dry IPA’s citrusy hop resins are as aromatic as they are flavorful and bitter, building a polished, compelling example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty blond.
-This is not very complex, but it is a beautiful hop vehicle.
-Mouthfeel is svelte and bubbly, which makes this a very drinkable brew.
-Malts support the engaging hop profile, but don’t do much more.
-Even though the bottle says "Imperial IPA", this tastes and feels more like a regular-strength IPA to my North American palate.
-The more I drink of this brew, the more I love it.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grima (2083) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2013
Very nice bottle design. Pours hazy pale yellow with small fine head. Citrus and lots of tropical fruit in the nose. Starts with lots of aroma hops, aroma of tropical fruit, really lots of tropical fruit, hehe. Middle part has citrus and grapefruit as well as some herbs. Goes into a hoppy bitter finish with lots of tropical fruits and some pine wood. Awesome stuff, maaaan!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (680) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin vaaleankultaisena ja kirkkaana vaahdon ollessa parin sormen paksuinen, hieman saippuamainen ja pitsiä jättävä. Hajusta tulvahtaa heti passionia ja greippiä, alla tätä tukee havuisuus ja lievä ruohoisuus. Voisi kuvitella jenkiksi eikä britiksi. Maku on iskevän greippinen, joka jättää melkeimpä kaikki muut alleen. Kaivelemalla löytyy lievää makeutta, banaania ja puuta/havumetsää. Suutuntuma on reilun ketkera ja hiilihappoinen, täyttää suun joka sopukan. Täysistä pisteistä jää vain turhan suuren hiilihappoisuuden takia. Hieno IPA briteistä, on taidettu kyllä hakea enemmän jenkkiotetta ja hyvä näin. Nautittava IPA, imperial-liite nimessä on kuitenkin liikaa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (607) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2013
Color: clear blondy beer with medium carbonization and medium white head. Smell: spices, hops, mango, really pleasant first impression. Taste: high hops domination, mango, pineapple! Aftertaste: dry bitterness, hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (1727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
(bottle from Mr Lawrence) Clear gold/amber pour Hazy with a fine white head and light lacing, medium in body. Fruity aroma and taste of tropical notes (mango prominent) biscuity caramel malts and pine with a great bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2625) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
50cl bottle at Schouskjelleren. Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, citrus and pale malt. Lightly sweet with a quite dry, bitter and citrussy. Well and quite delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Nose is fresh with grapefruit, mango and lemony citrus. Pours pale gold with a fluffy head and if it had any more lace it would be lingerie. The taste is pleasingly bitter with notes of strong pine resin and more citrus - now orange and grapefruit peel, a hint of lime, some bitter mango. Finish is long and dry and moreish. A corker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - DEC 28, 2012
Hazy copper colour. Floral piney hop aroma. Flavour is dry, pine hops, finishes bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Slightly hazy golden to copper color. Tropical fruity aroma with mango, peach, pine, dank and some nutty malty notes in the background. Dryish bitter flavor, initially with taste of nutty malt backbone and then tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango and pine) towards finish. Medium body with oily mouthfeel. Good drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (991) - - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 Hazy yellow color with medium head. Aroma is nicely hoppy. Flavor is hoppy, good, easy to drink, balanced. Just what good IPA is supposed to be.

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