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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Poured out of a 500mL bottle into a glass. The beer poured a translucent golden with thick lasting head. Aroma is awesome. Flavor backs up the aroma with a nice malt backbone that accents the hops well. One of the best English IPAs I have ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Single from the LCBO. Pours a light golden colour, hazed by transparent floaties. Foamy white head, decent retention and some bubbly lace. Fresh hop smell well-balanced between the grass and the fruit. Mild grapefruits, oranges, light pine needles and other herbs. Very smooth mouthfeel for such a beer. Nice bitterness but with a good finish that does not linger too much. Very light zest only. Orange and grapefruit notes all around. A great Imperial IPA that goes down extremely well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (220) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Sample at Haand. Pours clear golden. Aroma has grass and pine. Taste is balanced. Grass and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Pale gold with a large white head. Aroma is of floral hops, light herbal notes, caramel, and grass. Taste is of grass, bitter florals, peppercorn, light menthol, and herbs.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. The look is sediment, golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is grassy, pine, resin, fruit, hops, and bitter. The smell is hops, resin, pine, and ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy golden body, medium white head with good retention. Aroma of passion fruit, caramel, orange candies, camp flowers, honey, cantaloupe. Taste of a good dose of caramel malt, a moderate bitter herbal hops, peaches, apricot, passion fruit. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a white foamy head. The aroma has a pleasing earthy and slightly floral hop note with a slight melon-like scent combined with the yeast and roasted sweet malts. The body is lighter. The taste tends to bring out the roasted malts more than the hops but it is an English IPA so that is the way it should be. The hops tends to settle back with a slight lingering quality at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyjag (156) - - MAY 20, 2014
Kegerator from The Beerhive. Lively white head disappears quickly, not much lacing. Body is clear pale golden. Great aroma of pine and citrus. Flavour is bitter grass, grapefruit, a little lemon. Biscuit and straw on the finish. Malty sweetness makes it's way through. Aftertaste is bitter and lingering, a little treacly sweetness in parts. Mouthfeel is big, medium carbonation, sticky on the finish. No hint of the high abv, this could be a dangerous beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Hazy golden appearance. Very fruity, zesty aroma. The fruity hoppiness is carried through in the flavour but there’s a thick, syrupy, malty sweet edge to it too.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Maltes Öltipspromenad 2013. Dominated by citrus, grape and caramel.


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