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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5646) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Panama City Beach Fl - Chanís 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grignano67 (3) - prato, ITALY - APR 23, 2012 does not count
500 cc bottiglia, travalle pub prato. eccellente ipa ,gusto notevole leggermente frizzante, adatta per líestate. una goduria poterla trovare vicino casa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2012
Mild aromatics citrus forward. Appearance is soapy and light gold. Taste is marginal at best. Palate is very thin. Overall, ehhh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3003) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 17AL12.

App.: Cloudy bright golden with a large white froth. Aroma: Rich tropical fruits, floral notes, some pine/resin, sweet honey, biscuit malt, a little grapefruit and citrus, a touch dusty/musty, nice stuff! Palate: Medium body, moderately prickly effervescence. Flav.: Pine/resin, mango, tropical fruits, floral honeyed notes, some toast, quite nice, a little citrus; dry with fairly good bitterness and a fairly persistent honeyed malt, pine/resin fruity finish.

Quite lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barrelbellie (11) - - APR 22, 2012
very light almost straw colour with tons of sediment. smells a bit yeasty and lemony. finishes quite bitter. not sure how i feel about this one, may not have tagged it as an i.p.a. if i didnít know.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
Hazy straw colour, pillowy and fizzy white head. Quite a bit of sediment. Aroma is yeasty, orange and lemon, tropical fruit. A little leafy and spicy. Fairly light sticky body. Sweet peachy, almost wheat beer qualities, with a citrus finish. Very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (2382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours a clear yellow straw color with a huge soapy white head. Long lasting foam. Aroma is hoppy with tropical fruits and some grass. Very nice. Taste is a bit disappointing though: the bitterness is very mild and not anywhere near where Iíd like it to be in an IPA. Flavours are quite balanced between malty sweetnes and hoppy bitterness. Grassy and floral. Thin in body and lively carbonation. Overall, itís a 50/50 beer to me. Everything is great except for the flavour, which really laks in hops profile, bitternees, and fruity notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size long-lasting fluffy white head. Good lacing on the glass. Pleasant aroma of grassy hops, lightly sweet and yeasty along with biscuity malt, herbs and lemon. Flavour of grassy hops and yeast along with some tropical fruit, biscuity malt, herbs and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty enjoyable stuff. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5585) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Cask at the Old Comtemptables, Birmingham. Hazy yell low pour with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and grassy hops. Tropical fruit, citrus and grain flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
Pours a cloudy light straw yellow with a medium frothy white top and great lacing. Aroma is light citrus, grain and pineapple. Taste is light, medium body. Nice tart citrus hop bitterness with hay like grain of the malt. Very solid IPA.


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