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

bottled
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RATINGS: 915   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firefly54 (228) - - MAR 7, 2012
Poured from cask. Totally flat no head. Aroma has tropical fruits, lots of mango and pineapple, subtle pine. Taste has citrus and tropical fruit flavours and balanced with a honeycomb sweetness, not cloying. Fresh, sweet, smooth and fruity. Bloody bang tidy!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3121) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
(50 cl. BB 08/08/2012) Une bière qui présente une robe dorée. Une petite tête blanche qui laisse des traces en se retirant. Un nez qui propose des fleurs de houblons et un malt aux contours mielleux. Une naissance de parfums citronnés. Un goût qui se développe au cours de la dégustation. Un ensemble houblonné qui laisse beaucoup de fleurs sur les papilles. Du citron qui réussit à se placer sur ma langue. Les céréales maltées dégagent davantage de miel que de caramel. L’amertume proposée est plus ou moins intense. Une bouche habitée par un corps moyen-faible. Un pétillement actif. Une texture qui, avec de l’imagination, est huileuse. Une finale faite de fleurs amères qui, à défaut d’être explosive, demeure agréable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Light amber color fine head. Lemon aroma. Good hoppy citrus flavor. Nice refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Clear golden pour with a medium white head. Pleasant aroma of citrusy hops and honeyish malt. Very good flavor of floral, citrusy hops with honey and malt, the bitterness is restrained. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is soft. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2420) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
And the jay z song was on and the jay z song was on! My hands up playing the next song!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2072) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
Poured out a clear light gold that sparkles with a white fluffy cap - reminds me of a lager. After dumping in the bottom half of the bottle is got a tad hazy with a bit of suspended particles. The nose is lemony with spicy earthy hops - lots of them. There is a bit of foul veggies but only on deep snorts. Maybe this beer is getting a bit old. There is also some tangerine. Big bitterness on every angle of each sip, faint caramel, tangy, salivating created sweetness on the back end. Some spice, some faint orange - there is fruit here but I can’t quite place it. Oooooo ’Jump’ played by the Oilers organ dude - awful. Low carbonation, leaves slick teeth similar to eating Chapstick. Decent beer but easily forgotten. Better than the normal Brit IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1355) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle from Wetherspoon’s, Edinburgh airport. Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head that holds well. Low carbonation. Aroma of white bread, pineapple and orange. Flavour of earth, lemon and and a hint of mango. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A decent, if unspectacular, IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Cask at the Hilary step, whalley range, Manchester. Clear orange gold with white head. Aroma tropical fruits and honey. Taste same plus yeast and grass. Yeast a bit strong, lingers in the aftertaste too. A bit heavy but still quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4567) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
18/II/2012 on tap @ La Capsule (Lille) - BB: n/a (2012-139)
Clear orange beer, creamy white head, unstable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: paté (pretty weird), exotic fruits, some pineapple, little passion fruit, bit cheesy. Taste: ripe fruits, green banana, bit of dairy, cheesy, pineapple. Aftertaste: little metallic, bitter dry ending, still fruity (ripe to overripe fruits).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2502) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 50cl bottle. Pours golden, no bubbles as far as I can see. Nicely proportioned head. The nose has citrus fruit, then something earthy and maybe even vegetable (maybe even garlic). Then it seems to clear into grapefruit. The taste has fresh grapefruit and pith. The palate is a medium body, a creamy/tangy middle and a very clean finish. Overall, a good beer but I’m disappointed given the cult status of this brewery.


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