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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 967   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2511) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
500ml bottle from the LCBO, generously shared by garthicus. Cloudy yellow with a flock of white floaties, smallish fizzy-foamy off-white head. Aroma of a tangy grassy UK golden ale, albeit a much hoppier than average one, detectable alcohol, and I swear a Belgian Golden character about the yeast too; not too sweet, mostly sharp and spicy, underlying fruit - apricot? Taste follows, the fruit seems like unripe pineapple, quite a nice balance of mild alcohol, lighter fruit, inoffensive graininess and plenty of oily grassy bitterness - subtle and well blended. Average body, solidly carbonated, lightly astringent, fairly long spicy/grassy finish - not world beating, but I suspect that I could drink buckets of this on cask. I plan to do that in August IF I CAN JUST FIND SOME PLACE IN LONDON WITH THIS ON CASK THEN!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy pale yellow/gold colour with moderate-sized white head and lots of little floaties. Aroma is lemony, grainy and slightly spicy. Flavour is lemon and some other tropical fruit, biscuit and some spicy and herbal character. Fairly lively carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Decent enough well balanced IPA. Some hop up front, and then some nice peach backing. Strong carbonation, pours yellow.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2012
Cloudy amber with one finger of offwhite head. Nose is oxidized and aged, not sure how fresh this is. Herbal and piney hops on the nose with a bready character. Lightly bitter with lots of herbal and leafy hops. Hope to try this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
From a bottle pours a lovely golden straw colour, with a very robust head. Hops hit the nose, grapefruit, grass, wheat. Creamy mouthfeel, wee bit bitter. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1615) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
Tasting@De Molen
Slightly hazy pale beer, white head. Nice hoppy fruity aroma and taste with some underlying sweetness. Rather dry and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2012
on cask at gingerman. hazy yellowish prange beer with light citrus hop aroma. Taste started bitter and citrus but went into a full toasted buttered biscuit malt. clean fresh cask palate. real deal straight forward..Good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2734) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: vibrant yellow, small snow white head, lots of floaters. Aroma: quite yeasty, a little fruity, grassy hops. Flavour: Muted grassy hops, quite a sharp cut to it, lots of lemon, tons of yeast, refreshingly tangy with a long sharp finish. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fairwater (135) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Cask @ Great Expectations (aka mild disappointments) . Hazy mid gold, thin head. Citrus hops aroma. Tropical fruits, lychee? Lasting bitterness. For this pub it’s in good condition, but I’ve had far better pints of the same elsewhere, so a lower score than I expected!


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