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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rpyles (4) - - JUN 12, 2012 does not count
Pale yellow, softly carbonated for a very small head, not terribly inviting-looking; luckily the taste makes up for the appearance. Not really getting the ’citrus’ aroma... Very thin texture, but I believe this is an older bottle (purchased in april). The initial floral sweetness is abruptly replaced with a bitter, yet crisp and satisfying finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2012
500ml bottle. Pour a slightly hazy, golden straw with a thick, fluffy, white head. Aroma is biscuity, with a nice spicy, citrusy hop presence. Taste has a spicy hop bitterness with a light grapefruity citrus note over a nice, biscuity and lightly sweet malt body. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate prickly carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013
Cask @ JDW Standing Order, Edinburgh [111013]
Well it tastes great....sweet fruity malts with lots of bitter citrus hops. Very fresh here and only £2.49/pt....I still think Kipling is a tad better than this 3.7 > 3.9

Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn [061112] 7/3/8/4/15 3.7
Light golden orange...hazy...thin frothy white head....some lacing
Aroma - Lots of citrus hops...fruity sweet malts...resinous...tropical fruits...bit of mango
Taste - Citrus tropical fruits, some grapefruit, pithy but sour citrus fruits, touch of grassy hops, sweet resin, hint of orange, sweet golden malts, abv well hidden, fair amount of sweet bit orangey notes - I do remember being rather more hoppy than this a while back
Palate - soft carb. medium body, bit sticky texture, sweet malts, some stinging citrus hops. Finish - sweet fruity malts, more bitter pithy citrus comes through
Overall - A great beer when I first tried it, but seems less hoppy now than when I had it - good beer but not outstanding

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
500mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy pale gold with some foamy head that dissipates slowly. Smell is definite hopes, floral and a bit of grass. Palate is a bit lacking, a bit watery and not much in the carbonation. Taste is also a bit lacking. It starts off watery and then gets a bit bitter. Aftertaste is simple and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2012
Draught at a bar in London. Light hazy darker blond coloured beer with a short white heaD. Almost no carb. Fruity and floral hinted aroma with some bitter hoppy hints. Medium palate. Finish is light bitter hoppy sweet with some fruity touches. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2537) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2012
Clear blond coloured beer with small white head and no head. Full floral hopped aroma. Mediums palate. Finish is bitter dy. Medium IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (2232) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, citrus and grape. Dry bitter finish. Very good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours light golden and almost clear with sticky white head. Aroma is faint of pine hops. Taste is smooth and light also with slight bitterness. Easy drinking - like an IPA for beginners.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (548) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Odd, vaguely sewage-like aroma (this beer recovers quite well from THAT description), smooth, perhaps a bit thin. Decent hop taste that envelopes the mouth, but it doesn’t jump out at you. A bit weak for my IPA tastes I suppose, but alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2605) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
Purchased at the LCBO with a best before date of 24.07.12. Pours a clean golden colour at first, but gets hazy near the end, with a bunch of tiny flakes floating all around. An off-white cap tops the brew for a long, long time and foamy lacing forms around. Mild hoppy nose with grapefruit notes and very light grain. The grain comes out a bit more in taste, over the hop. Wet mouthfeel with just a little dryness in the finish. Quite a mild IPA that makes it easy-drinking (compared to hop bombs) but is definitely better than average.


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