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

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.



Grima's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grima (2228) - Merzkirchen, RLP, - JAN 17, 2013
Very nice bottle design. Pours hazy pale yellow with small fine head. Citrus and lots of tropical fruit in the nose. Starts with lots of aroma hops, aroma of tropical fruit, really lots of tropical fruit, hehe. Middle part has citrus and grapefruit as well as some herbs. Goes into a hoppy bitter finish with lots of tropical fruits and some pine wood. Awesome stuff, maaaan!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermi (948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
50 cl, bottled (IIPA). 7,4 %, BB 27.11.16. Pours clear, quite pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma: Weed. Hints of fruitiness. Taste: Somewhat sweet, weed in flavour. Notes of peanuts. Minimal hints of rancid oil. Palate: Light body, weedy finish. Some notable bitterness. Interesting beer, glad I tried. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (365) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Butelka. Barwa złota, klarowna jeżeli nie liczyć pływających drobinek drożdży. Piana biała, niska, szybko opadająca. Aromat średnio intensywny. Pachnie ładnie chmielem, cytrusami. Smak wyraźny, intensywny. Jasne owoce, brzoskwinia, grapefruit, nuty kwiatowe. Wysycenie średnie tak jak i goryczka - niezalegająca. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, praktycznie niewyczuwalny. Piwo jest pełne, treściwe i bardzo smaczne. Po ogrzaniu alkohol staje się nieprzyjemny (rozpuszczalnik), wychodzi lekki kalafior, posmaki są lekko zalegające.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (516) - PORTUGAL - JAN 28, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 22A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown (BB 28.11.16). AROMA: predominant hop aroma with tropical notes and a bit of resin. background with a slightly sweet malty profile. APPEARANCE: golden color and translucent. average white head with average retention. TASTE: hop notes similar to aroma (tropical, a bit of resin and pine), wich dominates. background of a neutral, slightly sweet malty presence. High bitterness with a semi-dry and bitter finish that lingers. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a very good and hop focused Imperial IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3186) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Pours clear pale golden with one finger of white head. Aroma of pine, bread, light fruit, citrus. Taste is hoppy pine bitter up front, mellow fruit but a very distinct bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (458) - - JAN 22, 2016
7%ABV. Imperial IPA. Tapped out a cloudy gold. 6ºSRM. Nose has nice bright citrus aromas of lemons, grapefruit and oranges topped off with a fresh pine. Mouthfeel is soapy. Malt flavors of taffy, malted milkshake, white peach, Hop is pine and resin. Medium finish with good bold bitter notes. Goes on Favorites List!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (301) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 16, 2016
ASPETTO: biondo chiaro e trasparente, anche se con molti lieviti in sospensione. Schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. AROMA: intenso e gradevole aroma di luppolo ed erbaceo, con chiarissime note di frutta tropicale. GUSTO: frutta tropicale, ma soprattutto l’amaro del luppolo, mai troppo. Anzi, birra decisamente equilibrata e pulita, come da marchio Thornbridge. Corpo tra medio e leggero, molto beverina. Veramente una grande birra.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1999) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a hazy pale yellow color, topped with a big white head. Fruity aroma upfront, some flowery nad grassy notes later on. Alcohol presence and malty backbone. Also some candy feel to the nose. Sweet and fruity, biscuity malt at the beginning. Moderate bitterness and some warming alcohol. Strong taste, but nice. Aftertaste is slightly burning and short. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (175) - - DEC 16, 2015
16-12-2015 Delft (drankgigant) Verassende kleur. Heel erg licht gouden kleur. Smaakt en ruikt wel precies zoals hij eruit ziet. Enorm frisse zoete smaak (neigt meeste naar ananas). Veel hop en bittere nasmaak die lang blijft hangen. Goede IPA maar niet heel speciaal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (468) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015

Aroma:
Moderately malty, caramel, lots of hops, fruit, orange, grapefruit, grass, flowers.

Appearance:
Slightly turbid yellow/golden beer with a small white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malt and caramel, slightly bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1011) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Pale golden color was a shade lighter than expected, and the pour was filled with suspended yeast sediment stirred up during transport. The smell was unusual for the style, as I did not expect the strong lemon aroma. The sour smell did not translate into a sour taste however. The flavor was full of floral hops followed appropriately by a strong flavor of honey. The finish had a spicy quality to it. This was not exactly American in a flavor profile, nor was it British. It tasted closest to a cross between an APA and a BSPA to me. The body was medium thick, making this quite easy to drink. Quite expensive for what you get, but worth trying once at least.


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