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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: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
500ml bottle from 16th Street Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a very light yellow with quickly receding white head. Aroma is very grassy hops with a tiny sweet malt backing. Taste is more grassy hops, little malt back and a cloying sweetness. Finish lingers well with bitterness. Decent IPA, very English in style but still solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, 3rd day. Deep clear gold. Soft bubbles. Nice, fruity, peppery hop nose. Sweet honey malts, big grassy hops, huge bitterness, kicking in late in the finish more and more. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
On tap at the GBBF 2011. Thick creamy white head. Pale golden pour. Lovely bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Appearance is clear shining gold with 1 finger head and good retention. Aroma is herbal, floral hops, very mild, also a hint of citrus. Taste is floral, resiny, and honeylike with an herbal/grassy hop finish. Body is medium, oily, below avg carb, juicy finish very smooth. Overall, a subtle and tasty IPA that is both highly quaffable and exotic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 bottle shared@home: clear yellow with a white head, full-on bitter citrus flavor, flight floral, substantial malt body, very briefly a slight bitterness at first with some minor caramel & caramel, followed by a mouth filling citrus bitterness, definitely English, nice, bottle good until 13.6.2011 ///// Consumed a whole pint of this one @ ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Served from keg into the appropriate Thronbridge glass. This one was a blast to drink, gulping down like water I get the perfect amount of hops. Highly juicy with lychees, floral and white grapes notes. Sweet like honey & caramel feel with the necessary hoppiness but none of that punishing American brutality, this one is like an old friend you could drink forever. Far better shape than prior & no meanness due to comparisons with their Kipling. This one aptly gets to rise from 3.9 to 4.5 this time around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chaseman (50) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Not an overwhelming or strong IPA, but still has a lot of flavor to offer. Leans more towards an English Pale Ale than an IPA. Very refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2115) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
Clear golden with a lively frothy white head. Medium to high carbonation. Citrus hop aroma. Crisp texture, citrus hop flavour, slight syrup notes. Bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beth101 (528) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Gold in colour with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus and hops and it tasted of sharp hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JUL 28, 2011
On bottle. Bitter, fruity, medium persistence froth, hoppy and golden colour. Sediments are present in the clear body. Hop smell and taste it is a very easy to drink beer. So good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - JUL 27, 2011
bevuta alla spina,mostra un bel cappello di schiuma compatto e persistente per tutta la bevuta.si presenta con un bel dorato chiaro,alle note leggermente fruttate che rilascia al naso si aggiunge un ottimo retrogusto delicatamente amarognolo.ottima per far passare la "sete"


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