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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottled.
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2012
Tap at Rustico. Fresh floral hop nose with a touch of citrus oil. Dry crisp malts, bright snappy citrus and floral hops, yeast is just a touch dirty. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Hazy, straw coloured pour with half a finger of white foam. Scents of lemon grass, tangerine, lime and candy floss. Tangerine, slight grapefruit, lemon grass and honey in the flavour. Smooth across the palate and a mildly bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
500mL lickbow bottle. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma of sharp pine, mild fruity malt undertone, and a hint of yeast. Nice. Flavour has a lot of bittering hops as well as some good citrusy bite to it. Malts are there but are definitely drowned out by the hop aspects, but there is some honey-like sweetness which is quite nice. Feels lighter on the palate which I don’t mind, and the carbonation is in check. The floral aspect mixed with the mild sweetness and dry yeast character blend elegantly in the finish. This is a pretty solid beer, I’d argue it is at least somewhat of an IPA, just not in the vain of the American variety of the style. Worth paying for, but the high price might prevent me from purchasing again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
50 cl bottle at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg, on April 28, 2012. BB 08.11.12
Slight bit hazy golden color, smallish white head. Hoppy herbal taste, also sweet malty. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Apricots aftertaste. Apricots, fruity, hoppy scent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (836) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a light cloudy yellow with lots of sediment. Clean hop aroma. Taste - earthy, floral and grassy hops up front with a touch of lemon. A moderate sweet malt backbone that balances it quite nicely. A bit of a soapy aftertaste but overall pretty solid IPA. Didn’t know what to expect with an English IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2297) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
Had at the angel near that London tube station. Decent. Clear gold, white head nice retention. Grapefruit and toffee nose. Silky body and feel at first then turns a bit gritty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4481) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
Bottle at Plain Kitchen cons 2012-04-27 Göteborg Ar: sweet apricot, grape, pine Ap: pale golden, frothy white head F: wee grainy, dried fruity, dryness, grape fruit

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1596) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle: poured a clouded pale straw colored ale in the glass - great puffy 2 finger white cacop lasts and laces the glass well. Modest carbonation. Aroma is demure but very pleasant - fruity, citrus, pale biscuit malts, some mustiness. Light body and palate but very citrusy and hoppy not much sweetness. Front side is mainly hop dominated with the malts in the background - citrusy - soft mouth, clean bitter and dry finish with a hint of honey as malts show through. This is a wonderful light IPA made for thirst busting.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2012
Hoppiness leaps off this in the aroma. Pours a cloudy light golden color without much head on it. Great long-lasting bitterness to this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Panama City Beach Fl - Chan’s Wine World (brought back by my wife) - 500 ml bottle. Sparkling light golden pour, crisp snow white head, light lacing. Fresh hoppy aroma with some floral accents. Nice bittersweet flavor with just the right amount of tanginess Some nectarines, a hint of saffron-like spiciness, some rye-like minty notes in the back end. Spritzy mouthfeel. Rather enjoyable.


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