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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: 933   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5701) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Soho, BBE 09.08.2012
Aroma is fresh and hoppy with exotic fruits, mango and hints of resin. Flavour is slighly sticky and sweetish with resin, pine needles, some exotic fruits and hints of fruit sugar. Slightly sweet but good IPA anyway.

Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is light with some fruity hops. Flavour has fruity hops, some woody tones, minerals and some gooseberry bush. Harsh score estimate: 3.6.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3161) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
Style et résumé: IPA classique
Comment: Bouteille de 500ml via IPA b.b. 09.08.2012
Description: Bière cuivrée avec une belle mousse blanche crémeuse. Le nez est de houblon anglais, terreux, herbeux et de malt. La bouche est classique avec un amalgame de malt. La finale est un peu sucrée, du miel, avec des houblons quelque peu amers.
Note: 6+/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermi (628) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Recorded 15.11.2013, suboptimal conditions. Tap@Kuikka. Clear orange, slighly reddish. Aroma: Slightly fruity, malt background. Some mandarin orange. Minimal sour milk. Taste: Over medium sweet, quite moderate bitterness. Carbonation adds some sourness to the taste, somewhat low in malt. Palate: Medium body. Pleasant mandarin freshness. <---> Tap. Pub. Clear amber with a white head. Fruity hopping. It was quite enjoyable. 9.3.2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2990) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012
From a bottle poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2012
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. restrained aroma of grass and straciatella, slightly grainy, with hints of yeast and lime. flavour is disappointingly similar, quite yeasty and even slightly buttery, with a minerally light-bitter finish. light-bodied with very soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (985) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bready malt and mild citrus aroma. Cloudy golden with thick white head...beautiful body. Floral, mild bread, and citrus hop flavours. Creamy, lite hop, and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1374) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in October 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Strong citric aroma of grapefruit and lemon notes long in intensity. Thick resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a rich fruit flavour of gooseberry, kiwi, white grape and pineapples with clear honey notes evident. Dry hop flowers give a big citrus whack of lemons and pine resin which compliment the citrus malt well. Strong hoppy finish with greengage fruit and honey notes sweet and tart in the mouth. An impressive IPA and highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 9, 2012
IPA Fruttata con profumo di arancia e con un vaghissimo odore di miele che la rendeno molto originale al naso. Sapore amaricante di zest di arancia e pompelmo. Luppolata alla perfezione. Finale persistente.

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 (3203) - Out Of This World, 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.


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