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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: 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Cloudy yellow-gold; lots of floaties; thinnish white head. Smooth, effervescent texture. Snappy and rich bitterness. Lots of lemon and rind. Malt flavors are that of light grains and toasted white bread. Hint of bread dough sweetness at its core. Nicely hop forward, without being abrasive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle, LCBO. Hazy golden yellow, silky white head. Very strong citrus aroma - lovely. Soft lively mouthfeel. Taste is subtle up front giving way to a very well balanced brew - tons of citrus hops make their way to the roof of your mouth, backed up by a nice medium to light malt body. Finish is a tad short - was hopping for a long bitter linger. Overall, very impressive; I will be buying more of this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1172) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
On tap at The Brew House, Altrincham. Amber with a fluffly white head. Lots of lacing as the glass empties. Big pine and tropical aroma. Grapefruit stands out in particular along with other citrus and tropical fruits resulting in a wonderful taste profile leading to a lingering tropical finish. Lots of hop bitterness and some slight stickiness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick and even chewy at times. Wondeful IPA and very refreshing on a hot day, but I’d like to try it on cask before I cast a final judgement.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Really good fruit smell to this besides the obvious hops. And this from straight outta the bottle discretely wrapped in a plastic puke bag in the GreyDog from Ottawa to Montreal. Slightly cloudy blond by the look of it. Good medium carbonation. Glad it didn’t get too shaken up on the ride so far. Nice taste – I’m sure this would be even better across the Atlantic but then the English built these to cross a couple oceans…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
500ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear pale amber medium head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Resinous hops with citrusy notes. Nice malt. Piny and coniferous. Some honey.
Taste : Nice malty profile with honey on the finish. Piny and citrusy hops with some resinous notes. Finish fairly bitter and a bit resinous.
Overall : Quite enjoyable and drinkable but not as elegant as Kipling or Wild Swan. Still very well made and it was probably better

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
Meh, really doesn’t do it for me. Pours a straw yellow with a thin white sticky head. The aroma is old cupboard, straw, and a touch of floral hops. The flavour, a rough kind of bitter, straw, soap, maybe I got an off batch, really don’t understand the 3.56 rating. Just not very good in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours light gold with a white head. Big citrus hop flavour and aroma. Restrained bitterness and well balanced. Soft mouthfeel. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick, white, head. Nose is orange, peach, lemon peel, floral hops, and a hint of woodiness. Mouth feel is medium, with a pronounced creaminess and high carbonation. Taste-wise, we have biscuity malt, lemonade, resinous hops, grapefruit, and some grassy notes. Finishes long and slightly dry, leaving bitter hops, lemon and some oak. Not particularly aggressive with the hoppiness. A fresh, easy-drinking IPA that’s perfect for the summer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle 500? ml
Aroma solid, classic clean blend of sugars and hops. Approachable, refreshing. Hint of honey, mint and citrus. 8-
Appearance hazed golden beer with medium white top. Some lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Quiet dry up front. Medium light carbonation. Mellow mid end. Very refreshing. Frontal boldness is eased up by laid back finish. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerofthedeath (28) - - MAY 15, 2012
Ipa con aspecto de lager bastante carbonatada. Típica Ipa inglesa pero con notas maltosas y buena dosis de lúpulo. Final al seco y amargo. Recomendable


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