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

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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%.



dmschefke's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (570) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2014
50 cl bottle from Špunka in Tallinn (€ 3.75). BB 12.08.2015. Pours a lovely, slightly hazy pale golden colour with an off-white head with good retention and some lacing. A rather disappointingly modest aroma for what they state is an IIPA. I get some tropical fruits, mostly dried and sugared pineapples and mango, bitter citruses... Opens up later, giving off a more musky character, with warmer, sweet piney-resiny and biscuity, cat-pee-y notes. Floral and mawkish. (Decided to give it a 6 instead of 7 just before posting the review.) It’s slighly off-putting. Would love to know the hops in this. Taste is more intensely hoppy with lemon and lime dominant, also a piney-resinous bitterness, but playing well together with a sweet malty backbone, whereas finishing with a grapefruity bite. Body around medium, carbonation below average but with a certain prickle, palate near smooth. Not a hint (well okay, maybe a small one) of the 7.4% ABV. An enjoyable brew, more full than I’d like my IPA’s and less ballsy than I’d like my IIPA’s - let’s say this is a nice crossover, only a bit too sweet for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuisVida (18) - - DEC 19, 2014
Una IPA anglo-americana, con perfil ingles de Malta y levadura -mermelada de naranja, plum cake de pasas- con sensación de bombón de licor en una boca densa, golosa y redonda

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (363) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 18, 2014
0,50 bottle got in Serbia, courtesy of markoijelena. Thank you. Pours pale golden-yellow, hazy with a medium white foamy head which leaves lacing and bubbling spots on the surface. Nose: lime, grapefruit, tropical fruits, pungent tartness. Just a hint of caramel which does not disturb. Mouth: solid bitterness all around the palate starting from the first sip, a lovely hint of sweet jam, tons of lemon and citrus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (615) - CROATIA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle; pours cloudy gold with a thin white head; tropical fruit aroma with a little caramel and pine; taste starts light sweet with caramel and malt before the fruity bitterness takes over; has a nice bitter finish; drinks smooth

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (269) - - DEC 17, 2014
0,5 pullo@ Valtteri. Kirkas kullankeltainen. Tuoksussa makeaa hedelmää, nektariinia, ananasta, kukkaisuutta, humalaa. Maussa humalaa, kuusta, varsin katkera.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (892) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Flaska från craftbeer.se. Doftar ananas och passionsfrukt. Ohh, len och rar i munnen. Medelbeska med stor maltkropp. Smarrig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head.On the nose hops.Taste and aroma of citrus, grapefruit, orange peel and hops.Very good balanced.Interesting.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (116) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Tap. Medium long lasting white head, big layered lace. Clear, slightly cloudy pale orange. Grape fruit and other citrus on aroma with camembert. Taste has grape fruit, strong pine apple, tight hops and bitterness. Very dry palate with medium carbons. Nice balance, complex, tasty and refreshing. Developes big variety of aroma and taste notes in warming glass. Very interesting.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
500ml bottle
7.4% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
Best Before: March 20, 2015
May 3, 2014
The beer pours a slightly hazed honey gold colour with a generous rocky snow white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit, orange, and grass. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is weak grapefruit, pea pods, citrus peel, and grass. My least favourite Thornbridge beer so far.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (105) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
Jaune pâle, à peine trouble.Mousse moyenne, se dissipant moyennement et laissant un petit col blanc.Nez superbe : très frais et fruité : ananas, fruit de la passion (passiflore). En bouche goûts et palette moins étonnants, fraîcheur et amertume, finale très sèche.Corps assez fluide et léger, alcool très discret, le malt aussi se cache autant que possible.Une impériale ? Une bonne IPA anglaise en tout cas, fraîche et un peu forte c’est vrai.Amère, à mer.


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