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Thornbridge Halcyon

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a pale yellow color, forming a big and bubbled white head. Great retention and tons of lingering and soapy lacings left in the glass S: Great notes of tropical fruits and pine. Watermelon, grapefruit, pine, sweet pale grains and earthy yeasts T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of watermelon, grapefruits, pine. Quite smooth with a medium but very pleasant bitterness in the end. A bit earthy and bready. Pale Ale style yeasts. Very light to a 7.4% ABV, no sign of alcohol M: Medium and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Sweet pale malts + pine and citrus fruits in the aftertaste. However, its bitterness is not persistent O: Excellent drinkability. Great British IPA with some American character [ BA Review @ 7/16/2014 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1823) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours Hazy Golden Yellow with a White head. Tropical fruit, Citrus and Pine on the nose. Bursting with juicy hops. Nice Malty base with loads of hop character. This was a real gem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadizTyyr (5) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Pours light orange a bit cloudy with a minimal head. Fruity aroma. Bitter ending. Surprisingly full body for the light colour. Tilted towards caramel. Fresh for an imperial IPA. Decent Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3429) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
On tap at Orvars. Cloudy golden with off white head. Aroma sweet and hoppy, pine, resin, wood and caramel. Taste is woody, pine, resin, light alcohol and some apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (875) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2014 Couleur jaune trouble, beaucoup de résidus en suspension, bonne mousse blanche. Super nez houbloné fruité, malté sucré, franchement j’ai l’impression d’avoir une bonne creme aux oeufs, cremeuse, beurrée, maltée, nappée de fruits jaunes bien murs et fruits exotiques, super! Gout houblonné fruité avec une palette, fruits jaunes, resine, litchee, agrumes, exotique, mangue, abricots, pin... bien complexe mais bien ronde en bouche, légère et buvable. Super! Personellement c’est le type que j’adore dans une IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Bottled 50cl. Purchased in Drinks of the World in Zürich. Remarkably pale appearance. Biscuity pale malts and resinous hops throughout. My type of IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2014
50cl bottle. BBE 13.08.15 Aroma of pines, iron, brie cheese and old socks. Looks like a premum lager - golden with a thick, creamy head and load os carbonation. Sweet and hoppy, yet bitter. Sweetness prevails. Slightly off-puting taste of alcohol and poridge. Fruity and with a loads of citrus fruit. Malt is also strong in aroma and taste. Smooth texture. Medium body. Mixed feelings with this one - parts of it I love, and parts of it I really do not like. I doubt that I will go for another bottle. If on tap - maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (716) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Golden/ orange colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of exotic fruit (passion fruit, grapefruit and mango). Very well balanced. Light sweet with bitter hoppy finish. Refreshing and tastefull. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zodiac (28) - - SEP 26, 2014
Golden, refreshing, full aroma, strong, very tasty, rich, complex, fruity, mainly grapefruit.....The only bad thing about it is that it killed theirs normal IPA for me.. It tastes like better version of that one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (269) - CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale gold (on the first glass, undisturbed straight from the cellar - the second glass had more fines, and was more of a cloudy deep gold) with a fat finger of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. Nose is pine and tropical fruit, grapefruit and lemon, light sweet malt, faint floral. Taste is similar, starting sweet but rapidly overtaken by moderate bitter, perhaps a little more floral presence as the pint progresses. Medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a dry-ish finish. Decently balanced English-style IIPA - which is to say, bitter without being a palate-wrecking hop bomb. Nice hop presence that isn’t overwhelming, and a very well-integrated ABV that never intrudes. There’s definite citrus, but not to the extent one typically finds in A/IIPA’s, and there’s a floral component that lightens the impact, too. Worth trying, and I’d have another should the opportunity present.

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