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


on tap

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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Pours cloudy brownish golden color with white head. Grassy and slightly citrus aroma. Slightly sweet and bitter with caramel and citrus fruits. A little musty. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a lot of orange citrus and bready malts. The flavor is more bready malt with a lot of hop flavor. I get both resiny and orange citrus hops. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a light orange with a small head. Aroma is orange, piney hops and a hint of malt. More of the same on the taste, starts with ornage, before a big hit of resin. Medium bitter finish with a strong after taste of hops. Spot on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Hazed golden amber with a short white head. Citrusy and spicy hops, herbal notes and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is citrus, pineapple, spicy hops, caramel, melon, sweet malt, grass, and herbal notes. Body is medium with a chewy, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more citrus and pineapple notes, sweet malt, light caramel, grassy notes and soft pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2010
[500 ml bottle from The Bottle, York]. Thornbridge produce some great ales, I was really looking forward to this one - it poured an extremely hazy dark yellow or light amber, with no rising carbonation and a thin head. The aroma is hops, green vegetables and grass - very much reminded me of a big American IPA. The taste is lovely, dry hops, rich and with a lasting alcohol finish. Despite this, it really doesn’t taste 7.7%, the balance is beautiful, it’s incredibly smooth and drinkable. Really something, certainly one of the best UK IPA’s of the current generation. [16062010]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2010
500ml bottle from Beer Ritz, bb.17.10.2010. Slightly unclear, golden body topped by a white layer. Fragile lacing to the glassware. Aroma of lightly spiced hoppy fruits. Sappy, semi-sweet citrus fruits in flavour. Yeasty hints behind. Smooth dry bitter ending. Foamy mouth feel. Medium to full bodied. A pleasure to drink (flat at Bodington Hall, University of Leeds, 14.07.2010).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head. Sweet, fruity, hoppy aroma. This is bloody fantastic and it is English! Tastes of mango, melon, orange, pleasantly sweet, juicy malt, hoppy, citrus, honey, pine. Utterly delicious and a beautifully balanced IPA. This reminded me of Three Floyds Dreadnaught, clearly an American inspired DIPA. I don’t need to keep crossing the Atlantic with suitcases full of beer, I can simply head north to Bakewell. Probably my favourite English beer and so damn easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle at redlight. Pour a cloudy golden color. Dry grassy hop aroma and flavor with a touch of dust. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
bottle @ redlight redlight. Tropical fruits on the nose, mellon, starfruit with hints of pine. Pours golden blonde with a thick white head. Great lacing on the glass as i sip it. The flavor hints of the tropical fruits from the nose with a piney earthy bitterness with grassy notes and hints of sweet hay. Wonderful IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nick_p (17) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle from Dr. Ink of Fulham. Pours light amber with cloudy appearance. Large frothy head leaving significant lacing on the glass. Fresh grassy hop flavours. Medium bodied with average carbonation and bitter finish.

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