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

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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (45) - - FEB 25, 2016
Smells tastes and looks like a hoppy pilsener (very yellow appearance). Not exactly what I would expect for an IPA and not too impressive overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (136) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Nette gebalanceerde ipa met veel citrus. Beetje braaf in de bitters, wel mooi in balans. @thornbridge den Bosch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Pale golden yellow in colour with a large and long lasting white head, good lacing. The aroma is of citrus, floral and sweet malts. The flavour is of citrus hops, some grapefruit and caramel malts. Bitter mouthfeel, light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. A very refreshing IPA. Good bitterness and flavour despite the lack of body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (569) - PORTUGAL - FEB 12, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 12C). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: hop predominant, with floral, slight herbaceous and citric notes. Some fruitiness present. Slight sweet malty background with an almost neutral presence (slightly grainy). APPEARANCE: pale gold and clear. average moussy white head, with moderate retention. TASTE: similar to the aroma with hop predominant notes but medium in intensity (floral, slight herbaceus, citric). supportive low sweet malt character with a slight grainy note. Balance towards hops. Medium to medium-high bitterness that lingerns in an almost dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. no hop astringency. OVERALL: a very nice English IPA with good hop notes, supported by a somewhat faint malt presence. it would benefit with a touch more malt.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bjernhona (2) - UKRAINE - FEB 11, 2016 does not count
I prefer less bitter beers, though it’s citrus taste brought me directly to trappists Tripels :)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (82) - MOLDOVA - FEB 7, 2016
Golden color, a bit murky. Floral aroma. Perfectly balanced body with the bitterness throughout entire palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatusBeer (247) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2016
500 ml bottle. Golden colour with white head off. Aroma of peach,mango,tropic fruits. Taste of peach,grapefruit,dry hoppy finish. Good IPA,but nothing extraordinary.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Very pale golden, clear as a bell and a decent white cap and lacing. Nose is grassy, spritzy citrus and salty mineral sweetness. Initial taste is lean, crisp enough juiciness but more floral and quenching than anything else. Superb mouthfeel, as with all Thornbridge output this is smash city, clean and salty mouthfeel. Finishes clean again, gritty bitterness and a lean again salty enough linger. Don’t remember it having such a savoury soft herbal buzz but, it’s all good. Not quite as crispbread and juicy as I had on Keg recently.

Bottle, Waitrose. Bottled 05.11.16

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (259) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Hazy, sunny golden color and a bright white head are promising. A promiss that is first kept by the wonderful aroma of grape- and passion fruit. A tiny hint of honeymelon keeps is round and smooth, refreshingly fuity. The promiss is also kept by the taste. Intriguingly crisp, citric, fresh and dry without raping your palates. This is a reference in new british IPA’s. Absolutely hop forward, but geniously integrated and smooth with a wonderful dry-bitter finish that lingers but doesn’t glue your palate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (180) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2016
500ml bottle from alko. Small white head, light golden colour. Average carbonation. Aroma has citrus, floral hoppiness and some spiciness. Light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Good IPA.


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