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


on tap

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4285) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2011
Aroma is not quite as hoppy as I expected, but it is citrusy, mainly lemon, and just slightly sweet - and rather appealing. It pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a very thick, fine-bubbled, rather persistent white head that leaves some respectable lacing. Flavor is fairly hoppy, scarcely bitter, with an undertone of citrus that is mainly lemon and grapefruit but not too sour. Texture is smooth yet lively, leaving a nice hoppy tingle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
a very good IPA. Orange coloured body with a bit of white head. A hoppy aroma that yields a good hoppyness. I get the dry hops, it is a satisfying brew. Perhaps a bit average mouthfeel and drinkability. From Premiere. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4459) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
New Beer Distributors, NY 500ml ($6.95): Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with sediment floating about. It is topped off with a frothy and creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, and a little candy. Taste is pretty interesting for an IPA. It is quite bitter and hoppy almost to the extent of the American standard IPA. Good amount of resin in there as well. However, there is also a good amount of sweetness that provides a counterbalance. The malt backbone is present in good measure as well. Ultimately, this to me is a pretty well-balanced high alcohol IPA, that is also not like any other IPA I had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9996) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
500ml bottle, says it was bottled in april. So it is probably jsut nearing the end of it being worthy. TBH I didn’t see it on the shelf until recently. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a hint of orange. The head is Foamy and off white and leaves some really nice lacing. Unfortunately they used target. It smells good but not great, still has a decent smell that has lasted. There is a decent amount of malt in here too. Sorry I’m being ambiguous here but the hops don’t speak to me. Again in the flavor the hops are good but not great. It has a decent floral character with some pine and a moderate bitterness. The malt does level the hops a bit but it is a nice balance. The mouthfeel was a tad bit watery. Overall it is a decent IPA, nothing special, mainly hindered by the hop selection imo, but it is well-crafted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-08-2010 04:13:08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Green hopped from 2009 Harvest. Rated in March 2011. Doesn’t this kinda defeat the purpose of green hopping? Anyway, even given all that, I thought this was like chewing on grass or something. Some Very British like malt flavors in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Thanks Richmond crew! Remember this one thanks to BeerandBlues2’s southern tinged "THORNBRIDGE!" tepid orange-gold pour, no lasting head but a thin white ring. Nose is bit grapefruit, light floral flavor more resin, punchy fruit and light sweetness with paper trough the finish. Decent, refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 3, 2011
Appearance: Poured hazy light copper with high carbonation. Head was moderate and had good retention, leaving attractive lacing as the beer level went down. Smell: Piney, grassy and fruity hops, a little citrusy. Couldnt smell any malt notes behind this big wave. Taste, mouthfeel: Huge, soft, rounded and overwhelming hop character, grassy, resinous, tropical fruit, faint grapefruit. Medium body, alcohol is not apparent, quite sweet (actually appreciated to balance the hops). Finish a bit tangy resinous hoppy mouthcoat, sticky sweetness. Highlights: A treat for hopheads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2011
500ml bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Label says hop harvest in November 2009, bottled April 2010, and it gave me pause. But the beer was still surprisingly piquant and pert and floral. Nice pale pour, with a look as dry as the beer’s finish. Mouthfeel was medium, with light carbonation. Surprisingly fruit core to the beer, given its other qualities. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle: Pours a misty orange color with a huge retentive white head with thick billowy piles of lacing. The nose is spicy with herbal noble hops, moderate pine and citrus and a light yeast note. The flavor is balanced; minerally dry pale malt contrasted by a light bitterness. Very herbal and tasty. Finishes moderately bodied with a continuation of the hop notes where you’re pulled back to the beginning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (794) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Hazy yellow beer with a white head. Noticeable sediments floating about. Very nice aromas of woodland pine and citrus. The taste is a bit bland, some pine hops mixed in with coriander peel. There is also a unique smokiness in here as well. Other than that not as hoppy as other IPAs, which for me is always a plus. Easy drinking, smooth IPA.

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