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


on tap

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

dmschefke's rating

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3654) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Tastes like an IPA that has crossed the ocean and sat in a cellar for a while. Unremarkable, and bordering on astringent. Pours pale golden with ok head and lacing. Light citrus, light sour and astringent finish. Tap at Pizza Paradiso Georgetown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (813) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Malty and fruity with some hoppy notes, light sweetness with grape and pine, light notes of Danish cheese, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and quite hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenOver (47) - SLOVENIA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours golden colour with a lot more head than expected for an IPA beer. Aroma is gentle, citrus. Taste is very gentle with an excellently balanced finish. Very refreshing and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (544) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
500 mL bottle Appearance: Hazy golden with a small white head, suprisingly lasting acceptable and leaving a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma: Pineapple, citrus, straw , pale malts and a light peppery note (maybe the yeast) Taste: On he sweet side for an IPA and i’s directly up front, Sweet honey, pale mits and also sweet tropuical pinapple luckilly this followed by some Grapefruit and Piney bitterness. Ending with a bittersweet finish and bit of sweet resinous pineapple aftertase. Medium body, soft carbonation. Slightly too sweet sarting IPA,but sill a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
666ale (54) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Pale golden double india pale ale in the american tradition with a big hoppy character, citric and spicy notes. What makes the difference in their beers is the softness of the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head that fades quickly, leaving a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of pineapple, citrus, straw and subtle pepper, along with pale malts. The flavour is moderately sweet up front, with notes of honey, biscuity pale malts and tropical fruit. It acquires a medium hoppy bitterness through the middle with citrus, resin and tropical fruit notes coming through. It closes out with a long bitter-sweet finish. On the palate it is medium in full with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a very sweet IPA. The hops are nice, but the malts are almost cloyingly sweet. 2014-07-04

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnCook101 (301) - - JUL 4, 2014
Hazy straw colour with a large white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is mild, zesty and floral. Similar flavours, nectarine, grapefruit, pine, a moderate amount of malt. Quite boozy. Sweet initially with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
belgis (122) - LATVIA - JUL 2, 2014
English in smell, very pale color. Thick foam. Aroma not too intense, but pleasant. Tastes great. Bit sweet but in aftertaste light bitter. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (117) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Instead of the usual murky pond water appearance shared by even some of the best imperial IPAs, this is a pale yellow with a frothy white head. Nice mix of fruits in there including mango and a bit of gooseberry, slightly creamy, and a bitterness that creeps in rather than punches you in the face. Another winner for Thornbridge, though for a really great one (like Stone Ruination) I’d prefer a bigger and darker fruit hit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (115) - AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel, citrus and grass. Taste is not very edgy, but pleasant nevertheless. Malty sweetness, a bunch of hops and grapefruit. Sweet beginning and moderate bitterness towards the end. Ideal on a hot day.

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