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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: 942   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2012
Had this as a cask of live ale. Poured a beautiful amber with a lacy white head that lingered. Smelled sticky and hoppy with citrus notes. Tastes hoppy and light, with a distinct hoppy stickiness. Citrus and floral notes, with a spicy/peppery hints. Finishes sticky but clean.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Powerfully good nose of herbaceous grapefruit and fig. Pours pale gold with a flufy white head. Flavour is well balanced - sharp, with spruce and citrus and a hint of tobacco smoke balanced with some candied cumquat peel and ending on a long, dry note of fat, fruity malt. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (690) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Pleasant enough but I was expecting more based on what I’d heard...my bottle poured an sparkling bright yellow - quite suprisingly light. Aromas were balanced between gentle cereals and grassy/floral hops. Taste was mild sweetness overbalanced by punchy sharp bitterness. A bit chalky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2106) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
Jag har letat efter det här ölet länge så förväntningarna är höga. Tyvärr inte superfärsk. Gyllengul vätska med högt skum. Stor blommig doft med tydliga citrus inslag. Frisk, ganska torr, frukt med en för stilen måttlig beska. Den mest USA-lika engelsk jag druckit och riktigt lyckad utan att sticka ut så där väldigt. Men mycket drickvänlig och fina rena smaker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
A really well balanced IPA. Effective carbonation with a crisp dry malty body lovely balance of aroma and bitering creates a lovely citrus profile with a pleasantly sweet finish. Extremely drinkable!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
my 2nd bottle of this was so much better than the first. Deep hop aroma and taste, doesn’t linger quite as much as I’d like. Prefer more alcohol. Top drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4264) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
Draught.Clear Orange colour with medium white head.Aroma is bitter and fruity with bready fresh and malty flavor with good fresh taste of malt and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Tropical fruit and sandy resins burst atop this IPA’s polite honeyed malts, building a quenching example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty dark golden.
-The prickly carbonation could be biting for some, but works quite well with the dry-ish body.
-Malts also develop biscuity flavors.
-This must be absolutely marvelous when hand-pulled, in the right conditions.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1342) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
I enjoyed this. Hoppy as you’d expect from an IPA, but with a pleasantly sweet finish. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1308) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 (Bottle). The aroma and taste is very hoppy, floral and fruity. In the aftertaste is a nice dry bitterness. A fresh and tasty beer! Very nice!


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