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


on tap

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8584) - Tromsø, - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (211) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbnz (20) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1789) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2189) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9100) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy straw with airy white head. Clear aroma of citrus with notes of hops and fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with hints of citrus and subtle, estery touches. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (170) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Very pale yellow color. The bitterness is well rounded by the body and supported with the carbonation and the sweet notes. The taste is neither to dry nor to oily. This beer could almost be mistaken for a pale ale at first (if you are not irritated by the 7.4% alcohol and the writing "imperial IPA"), but it develops a more oily taste and changes some of the bitterness to more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2255) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2014
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Aroma Zesty, citrusy, lemony. Clear golden to orange colour. Taste is light heavy bitter, fruity, pronounced citrusy flavour. Very fresh impression (nice). Surprisingly easily drinkable. Very nice.

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