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

bottled
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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
UPDATED: APR 5, 2011 1. Cask Stillage at the Intake Club, Mansfield 12/04/2008 Very hoppy and fruity aroma. Golden coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruity pine flavour. Crisp bitter and dry lasting malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Station Tap, Sheffield 09/10/2010 (As Halcyon Green Hop Vintage 2010 but with a Green Hop Vintage 2009 pumpclip) Floral hop aroma. Thick white head. Golden coloured very strong in alcohol fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter and creamy full malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Light beige dense head. Sweetness, flowers and light pine in the aroma. Flavour has flowers and notes very notable, but is rounded nicely by some sweet malty and fruity notes, which gives this a very balanced bitterness in the end. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Very nice brew indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and slight herbal. Fruity, sweet and light floral flavoured. Fruity and sweet finish with a light bitterness coming through into the finish.7-3-7-3-14=3.4

From tap, Borefts 2013. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, light citrusy. Bitter, herbal, bone dry and bitter. Light citric into a dry finish. Smooth fruity finish.7-3-7-3-14=3.4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2009
500ml bottle thanks very much to madmitch76 for throwing this beauty in as a bonus. 2008 harvest. Pours a hazy orange with yellow hue, medium off white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, slight floral, pine, grass, and yeast. I started drinking this before I read the description, so first tastes were a bit of a shock. Once I read the label, I realized exactly what I was drinking. This is quite a nice brew. Wet hopped, bottle conditioned with saison yeast, giving it a pretty unique character. Hop profile is very flavorful and enjoyable, slight tartness from the yeast, and a nice malt backbone for some balance. Mouthfeel is slightly slick and finishes slightly dry and bitter. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle shared by Duff. A lovely expression of British hops. Great earthy hops in the nose, very rich, herbal, with some citrusy notes reminiscent of their American cousins. Bitter hop flavor with a lightly sweet, citrusy finish. Clean and bitter with a nice body. A solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2009
.5 liter bottle 2008 green harvest, thanks to Duff for sharing! Pours a hazy deep orange gold with a nice lasting sticky white head. Aroma is green, grassy and minty hops with some pine, resin, dough light green hopped saison mix with IPA character. Flavor is nice and hoppy light fruitiness- pear mixed with lots of grassy green mint herbal and light pine sappy hops and a nice earthiness in the end and good bitterness. I liked this for a really hopped up english IPA. nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2009
Another lovely brew from Thornbridge. Murky orange with good off white head. Nice citrus lick, orange, some nice candy floss type sweetness. Refreshing, well balanced and the right amount of carbonation. Not what I would consider a typical IPA but I really enjoyed it. Good work.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2009
Pours hazy orange with a healthy offwhite head, leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma is fresh, fairly sweet citrus, more orange than bitter grapefruit. Some grass, a bit of pine. Off to a good start. These notes return in the flavour, backed up by a sturdy malt sweetness. Very nicely balanced, neither the hops or the malts dominate too much. Still obviously on the bitter side of things, but not extreme in any way. Refreshingly carbonated, medium body. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4771) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle from Beermerchant. Hazy, glowing orange with a big, lacing offwhite head. Fresh hoppy aroma promising pine, grass and orange zest with a sweet malty background. Flavours are much the same, but sweet maltiness plays a bigger role. Grass and pine shines through. Very well balanced. Good full body. A great IPA, no doubt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
Bottle. Pretty hoppy, lots of sappy, floral and definite earthy hop characters, some tropical fruit, pine sap and citric characters. If i were to complain about anything, it tends to be a bit sticky and and almost cloying to begin with, until the bitterness kicks in. Tasty beer though.


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