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

bottled
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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
In short: A grassy, fruity, yeasty and spicy blonde harvest style IPA. Tasty, biting but also a bit muddy. Good
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed relatively fresh, 4 months after bottling date (bottled april 2010). Brought to me by dand645, thanks Dan
The look: Dark blonde body, lots of small particles and a large white head with medium retention
In long: Pleasant hoppy nose with notes of grapefruits, grass, lemon and herbal spices. Taste has a lot of that typical flavor I find in most harvest ales, I describe that as “yellowed front lawn grass juice”. Sorry that’s how I taste it. Compared to most harvest ales I’ve had this one has a rather strong spicy character. Other than that it had banana peels, dough, lemon, grapefruit. Not as crisp and clean as I would have liked, a bit too yeasty maybe. Alcohol is unfortunately very apparent, at only 7.7%. Medium bitterness. Mild sweetness sensation. Long fruity, boozy and spicy after-taste. This wasn’t a great beer and it had a few problems but it is a surprising offering from an English brewery. You wouldn’t know it is british by the taste. Nor would you guess Stephen Hawking is British by his accent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 2014-11-15. Hazy bright yellow orange nice white head. 3+ Pleasantly hoppy aroma Has moderate citrus melange, orange and tangerine, lemon touches. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly bitter throughout, lemon seeds and grapefruit, light sweet pale malt undercurrents muted alcohol. Average plus palate is well carbonated. Solid. 7/4/7/3/15-16 Bottle from LCBO, Toronto

2010-12-27. Hazy pastel orange body with a small foamy white head that fades. 3+ Flavour has a pleasant bitterness throughout, sweet citrus melange, pithy grapefruit seed and hints of tropical fruit. Malt is an afterthought but it is there. 7+ Modest aroma of sweet pithy citrus, and notes of grapefruit seeds, muted sweet malt accents. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate. Very nice, the alcohol is quite restrained. I suspect this very nice beer would be still greater closer to the bottling date, but is rather good as is. 7/3/8/3/17 Bottle of ’2009 Harvest’ from booth at GBBF 2010

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7266) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 [3522-20101227] 500mL bottle. Nice citrus lemon peel hops aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter citrus peel zesty hops flavour. Full body is quite boozy. Yum! (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(Vintage 2009; w/ jerc)

[6913B-20141115] Bottle. Orange floral hops aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter floral orange hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
500ml bottle. Poured a medium yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, and a little fruity. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, herbal, and some earthiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2010
500 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, light grapefruit, light grassiness and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light citrus and a hint of pine with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2010
aroma is biscuity malt, herbal hops, and veggies. pours light gold with rocky offwhite head. flavor is nicely balanced and very mellow for an ipa, with a juicy hoppiness wrapped in mild sweetness. medium body, smooth and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12448) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy orange juice/gold with a foamy white head. Three levels of aroma. At least one is hop. One is something veg. One is floral/fruity. Med body. It’s very floral and quite fruity. Absolutely delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7551) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Pours hazy golden with a an attractive off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty sweet fruity malt flavor with a slightly bitter hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
500 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place, shared by Matt at The Royale Tuesday night beer showcase. Hops harvested in 2009, brewed and bottled in April 2010. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold color with a small white head. Aroma of minerals, straw, pale malts, light grassy hops, wood, earth, and dust. Flavor is mostly the same as the nose, with some overripe apples and sweeter malts. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation and an earthy, malty mouthfeel. Dry finish. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Thanks after4ever! Green wet hoppy aroma, some chewy biscuit. Slightly hazy yellow gold, bubbly white head. Sweet lavender, almost directly herbal, specific hop bitterness is young and subtle.


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