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

bottled
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RATINGS: 966   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (670) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 50cl bottle. Pours gold/orange with small bright white head. Decent lacing and fairly lively carbonation. Wonderful tropical fruit in the aroma, grapefruit and passionfruit come through, orange peel, floral notes, slightly sticky sugary sweetness. Taste is another hop explosion, full of zingy tropical notes, citrus tang, light pine resin, lovely smooth biscuity malt backbone to complement the brilliant hops. Lovely medium/full mouthfeel and refreshing bitterness to finish - a great IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThirstyBird (1701) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a clear golden color. Off white head falls to a thin skim. Nose is a blend of light sweet malt, dry crisp hops. Taste is fairly malty IPA with some mlt hoppiness. Light / medium body and crip active carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Soho, Tampere. BBE 09.08.2012.
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of strong exotic fruits, hops and some sweet toffee. Flavour of sweet exotic fruits, honey, grass, bitter citrusy hops and some grapefruity notes. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter and citrusy finish. Honey tends to smoothen especially the bitterness here too much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5955) - 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 (3257) - 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 (660) - 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 (3011) - 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 (4070) - 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 (994) - 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 (1411) - 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.


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