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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: 1065   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is bread, pine and noble hops, and cat pee. Flavor much better with great floral an spicy aspect with a pleasent bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by PorterPounder. Light earthy and tea aroma with nice biscuit and tea flavors as well. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2012
On tap. Pale golden yellow, lovely white head which hangs around and low carbonation. Hops and sweetness in the aroma, taste is bitter and citrusy. Become more floral as it heated up. A very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (657) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2012
Sweet and fruity, delicious aroma. Clear yellow colour with thin white head. Nice drinkability, medium body. Rather pleasant hops for a hot summer day, nothing too overwhelming. Grape fruit, birk tree leaves, grass. A well balanced beer with a nice bitter after taste. Good for thirst also. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (669) - NORWAY - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Half-inch offwhite head that settles as a thin film with some lacing. Clear, pale golden colour. Lovely hoppy aroma, quite floral, with oranges, lemons, pine, soap and sweat. Medium/light body, soft carbonation. Taste has a solid bitterness, balanced by citrus acidity, mild sweetness and hint of saltiness. Dry, bitter finish. A very refreshing, yet full-flavoured IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours hazy yellow. Small light head....aroma is fruitty...taste is hard toexplain..bitter finish..just ok... Wont do again

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Never fails to impress me how good this actually is. Even surprised me how well it stands up to other quality beers. Packed with citrus and tropical fruit flavours but perfectly balanced to be smooth and not harsh. Undoubtedly the best cask beer around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (2147) - 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 (2525) - 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


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