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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Quite simply the best beer in the world. Hops and hops and then a bit of malt but full on resin hops and loveliness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RichardW (1378) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Bottle, Rehills, Ncl & from the brewery shop. Re-rated as it deserves a 5, utterly exquisite. Truly superb fresh hop aroma, as if the hop flowers are floating in your glass. Beautiful pale gold colour, dances across the tongue with a perfect balance of bitter tanginess and peaches n cream.Caramel appears midway and pine needles become more obvious. Alcohol is well masked. This is as up there as Racer 5 for me.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - DEC 8, 2012
Chiara, poca schiuma poco persistente, Aroma intenso di frutti esotici, In bocca tornano i frutti esotici prepotenti molto di più del sentore di caramello presente ma non troppo, quindi un’imperial ipa leggermente atipica ma di gran impatto! Retrogusto lungo ottimo e molto molto persistente!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kyr2 (7) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 27, 2013 does not count
I´ve had plenty of beers, but this one is of the few of whose taste I can clearly remember. Lightly bitter, not too heavy, nice aroma, brilliant experience.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Fantabulous! Poured at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, fluffy, sudsy, off-white head that settled after a bit and lots of clingy lace. Color is a clear amber yellow with some bubble trails. Aroma is great, somewhat simple, but balanced and still interesting - sweet zone between resin and citrus with a hint of weed. Flavor’s like nose, but more complex: sweet up front is quickly dominated by bitter and accented by tang; flavor’s being again, like nose plus yeast, apricot,- malt, grain. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish has a bit of an off-flavor, longish, and is quite drinkable with only a suggestion of alcohol. Killer beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Keg at DAda, Sheffield. Genuinely delicious beer. Such a clean, booming hop. So fresh, so powerful. Outstanding. Smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (628) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Very fine, well balanced, full bodied and decently hoppy India pale ale. Really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerfest5 (1068) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2014
When poured into the tulip glass, this is the most appetizing IPA’s I’ve ever had. Cloudy yellow, effervescent, modest white head, wonderful lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, some grass in there. Taste is similar with a little bread to level off the tremendous hops. Finish is nice and dry. Beautiful, really one of the best IPA’s.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (1890) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle - Green Hopped IPA 2008 Harvest - Carringtons, Chorlton. Wow, this is a fantastic beer. Hazy amber colour with a fruity hop loaded aroma. Flavour explodes into life with stacks of sticky hop and superb citrus notes with some well poised sweet malt to boot. 7.7% is barely noticable. A joy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
On cask at RR. Wonderful hop aroma, fruity and floral. Solid malt balance, but an abundance.of hops for an english ipa. I think this is wonderful.


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