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


on tap

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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Draught, Abraxas. Hazy blonde colour. Thin head. Lots of tropical fruit hops and abundant pale malts on the nose. Fresh, bright grapefruity character, balanced by mellow pale malts that have only a slight bit of biscuitiness. The alcohol weighs in a bit in the finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours clear gold with an almost greenish tint, dense perfect white head. Aroma is candy hops, tea, tannic grain husky malt profile. Taste is tea-like, tannic and husky, grain, sweet candylike resinous hops. Body is light/medium, medium carbonation, dry finish long lasting and reminiscent of honey spiked tea. Overall, incredibly subtle for the abv; super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2908) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Golden pour thin white head ..... aroma is floral and herbal hops with a light citrus and soapyness as well.. lots of aroma in this one ..... taste is fresh and floral/herbal, light pine with light citrus hop, rindy, sweet malts come more on the backbone .... strong herbal/grassy/floral hops .... definitely tastes like a fresh hop harvest ipa ...finish is dry and floral .... abv hidden well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 bottled as Halcyon: Imperial IPA 7.4%. should this have a new entry? strong grapefruit and cat piss aroma! with pineapple and other citrus notes flavour follows the nose with bags of bitterness. clear golden colour with minimal but retained head. even better when you burp it back! bottle . beerritz. leeds

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (6531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 (Re-rate, draught at Black Door, 20121025) The beer poured pale golden and a bit hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grapefruit, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grapefruit, citricness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity, hoppy and bitter. A balanced American style IPA with a bit tongue-numbing palate.

(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 30.08.12, at Hilpeä Hauki, 20120131) The beer poured golden and a little bit hazy. Its head was quite large, white and bubbly. Aroma had hops, pine, fruitiness, grapefruit and malts. Palate was medium bodied, it warmed the tip of my tongue and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, pine, grapefruit, exotic fruits, black pepper, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, fruity and bitter. A good US style IPA which probably had passed its peak already, unfortunately. Old rating: 8-3-8-15=3,7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a clear yellow-gold, small head that fades to nothing. Aroma is hops. Like stuffing your head in a big bag of hops. Taste is hops. Like taking a big bite out of the bag of hops (and about as enjoyable, for me). Thats overly harsh, but its still not my thing. Apricot, pineapple favours are there, as is a touch of sweetness that balances it a little, but it feels a bit one-dimensional in terms of just whacking you in the mouth with a big, pungent hop. Good, not great. EDIT: Just re-read this. It’s entirely wrong, this is immense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of soapy, citrusy hops, very British tasting, with some saison-like funk, and bready malts to back but barely there. Flavour of soapy, citrusy hops, citrus fruits, funk, saison and some bread. Drinks like a 4% IPA, but with tons of flavour. Extremely delicious - a different beast than Jaipur totally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle at home. Very pale yellow, bubbly white head fades to nothing. Slight lacing. Nose is big pineapple, grapefruit, lychee perhaps. Smells pretty Nelson Sauvin, if I were to guess the major hop that would be it. Palate is lovely juicy bitter, grapefruit, lychee with just the slightest hint of boozy resin underneath. Hint of sweetness but it’s all about the hops. Soft but long bitter finish. Supremely well-balanced, tastes like 4%!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle. Golden, little head. Aromatic nose of peach, watermelon and pineapple. Very dry flavours, real exotic fruity hops, that pineapple and lychee very evident. Nice CO2 prickle. Great balance and engagingly interesting flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
From bottle. Pours very pale yellow with white head. Nice hoppy fruity aroma, mango, peach, grapefruit, white grape. Taste is similar, lots of citrus, quite Nelson sauvin (I think) dominated, with a slight caramel malt backbone and a mild yeasty finish. Quite bitter but could perhaps be more so. Very tasty, good gear.

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