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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



KJB27's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KJB27 (13) - Lille, - JUN 25, 2012
Great looking, exceptionally pale. Nose of lady sweat, perfume, ripe peach and bitter orange rind. So balanced, low bitternes, very easy drinking.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3022) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2015
Fra fat på Cardinal, M2 feb-15: lys, nesten strågul, klar og med hvitt skum. Enda en fin ganerenser, dette er kvelden for de gode pale ales. Lys og luftig, elegant balansert med god maltkropp. Lime og grapefrukt pluss litt pepper i svingene.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (478) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Hazy golden color with small white head. Very nice aroma of passion fruits, pineapples and pines. Taste is fruity and bittersweet, nice dough/biscuity body, warming finish. Nice small-bubbled carbonation. A good one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (380) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours golden, hazy, with white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles. Bitter, long lasting aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (231) - LATVIA - JAN 25, 2015
Clear gold, strong white head. Tropical fruity hop aroma, some malty notes. Medium-bodied, balanced bitterness with sweet notes and some roasty malt. Finishes bitter, fruity and a bit warming. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbnz (27) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle @ Monterey Bar in Berlin

Appearance: Hazy golden straw body, large white head
Aroma: Tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit
Taste: Citrus fruits, lemon, grapefruit, light caramel malts, definitely not a hop bomb
Palate: Medium body, well balanced, slightly dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
500 ml bottle at home. Appearance is medium cloudy golden, almost yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, and pronounced hops. Taste is sweet at first with some mango, pineapple, biscuits, mild caramel malts. Piney hops and orange peel balance the sweetness out nicely and ensure a long bitter finish. Medium body, sticky texture with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is really smooth. Love it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6266) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
why did you become a nanny? .. . pours a deep gold caramel .. medium foam .. . mild dryness, grassy and fuggle filled .. . pretty good english ipa .. . . i’ve been in a real london cabbie. i dropped ten pounds on the ride.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1835) - DENMARK - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with a large good lasting white head. Strong resinous hops with notes of onion, cheese and light sweet tropical fruits. Behind it some bready malt. Medium/full body, light sweet and the bitterness is bordering raw towards the finish. Well executed, but I would like it more if the bitterness was not so heavy, it wears me out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Ahh.. this takes me back! Bottle from the Thornbridge Christmas case. Pours gold with a white head. Tangerine, mango and peach aroma. Fresh/sweet juicy fruit flavours with some spicy notes. Fruit explosion in the finish. Damn fine, memorable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9153) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle: Golden, hazy, stable rocky White head, zesty and citrussy grapefruity nose, distinctive traces of sweet pale malt, maybe with a tinge of honey; almost full bodied, moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour; sweet and bitter finish, citrus, hops and a tinge of cough syrup. Fine, fine stuff...


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