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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpkeskinen (482) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Draught. Strong, quite a sweet taste. There is some citrus in the taste too. Looks nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1051) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle from Wittich online shop. Cloudy yellow with a quickly dying foam. Not intense on aroma, but with a healthy complex taste. Crisp carbonation, making the sweetness a little less poignant. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2016
a nicely balanced apa/ipa with orange, citrus and earth forward hops and bready & caramel malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (365) - siemianowice, POLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Clear, golden, lots of sedimentation, nice head. Aroma: not very intensive; orange, caramel, cereal. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, bit fruity, bit alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermi (1088) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
50 cl, bottled (IIPA). 7,4 %, BB 27.11.16. Pours clear, quite pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma: Weed. Hints of fruitiness. Taste: Somewhat sweet, weed in flavour. Notes of peanuts. Minimal hints of rancid oil. Palate: Light body, weedy finish. Some notable bitterness. Interesting beer, glad I tried. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (487) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Butelka. Barwa złota, klarowna jeżeli nie liczyć pływających drobinek drożdży. Piana biała, niska, szybko opadająca. Aromat średnio intensywny. Pachnie ładnie chmielem, cytrusami. Smak wyraźny, intensywny. Jasne owoce, brzoskwinia, grapefruit, nuty kwiatowe. Wysycenie średnie tak jak i goryczka - niezalegająca. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, praktycznie niewyczuwalny. Piwo jest pełne, treściwe i bardzo smaczne. Po ogrzaniu alkohol staje się nieprzyjemny (rozpuszczalnik), wychodzi lekki kalafior, posmaki są lekko zalegające.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (647) - PORTUGAL - JAN 28, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 22A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown (BB 28.11.16). AROMA: predominant hop aroma with tropical notes and a bit of resin. background with a slightly sweet malty profile. APPEARANCE: golden color and translucent. average white head with average retention. TASTE: hop notes similar to aroma (tropical, a bit of resin and pine), wich dominates. background of a neutral, slightly sweet malty presence. High bitterness with a semi-dry and bitter finish that lingers. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a very good and hop focused Imperial IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3931) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Pours clear pale golden with one finger of white head. Aroma of pine, bread, light fruit, citrus. Taste is hoppy pine bitter up front, mellow fruit but a very distinct bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (403) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 16, 2016
ASPETTO: biondo chiaro e trasparente, anche se con molti lieviti in sospensione. Schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. AROMA: intenso e gradevole aroma di luppolo ed erbaceo, con chiarissime note di frutta tropicale. GUSTO: frutta tropicale, ma soprattutto l’amaro del luppolo, mai troppo. Anzi, birra decisamente equilibrata e pulita, come da marchio Thornbridge. Corpo tra medio e leggero, molto beverina. Veramente una grande birra.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2299) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a hazy pale yellow color, topped with a big white head. Fruity aroma upfront, some flowery nad grassy notes later on. Alcohol presence and malty backbone. Also some candy feel to the nose. Sweet and fruity, biscuity malt at the beginning. Moderate bitterness and some warming alcohol. Strong taste, but nice. Aftertaste is slightly burning and short. Ok.


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