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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1049   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
[Cask at Chippenham BF] Deep gold. Lots of peach up front. On tasting it’s very mellow and relaxing, with an orangey fruitiness developing. Sweeter and less aggressive than most IPAs, but very tasty and satisfying. Relatively mild bitterness to finish. Lovely beer, really enjoyed this. c4

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
5.9% gold colour with a good head, the aroma is of oranges and hops, very hoppy taste with an orange aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Looks like a nice witbier - hazy, hazy, hazy. Initial taste is very non-descript. Felt overly carbonated with a hint of citrus and very little bitterness. Lingering taste is just a late appearing hint of hoppiness and not much else. Certainly, at $3.45 a bottle I won’t be buying this again. Not when there are so many better locally produced IPAs available for so much less.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (516) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
bottle. Pours light golden/orange, cloudy with sediment. Aroma is light, mostly fruit, citrus, pineapple. The malt in the taste is very muted, mostly hops, bitter citrus, aome light sweet honey. Good beer, but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2012
Tap at Rustico. Fresh floral hop nose with a touch of citrus oil. Dry crisp malts, bright snappy citrus and floral hops, yeast is just a touch dirty. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayseppi (155) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Hazy, straw coloured pour with half a finger of white foam. Scents of lemon grass, tangerine, lime and candy floss. Tangerine, slight grapefruit, lemon grass and honey in the flavour. Smooth across the palate and a mildly bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
500mL lickbow bottle. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma of sharp pine, mild fruity malt undertone, and a hint of yeast. Nice. Flavour has a lot of bittering hops as well as some good citrusy bite to it. Malts are there but are definitely drowned out by the hop aspects, but there is some honey-like sweetness which is quite nice. Feels lighter on the palate which I don’t mind, and the carbonation is in check. The floral aspect mixed with the mild sweetness and dry yeast character blend elegantly in the finish. This is a pretty solid beer, I’d argue it is at least somewhat of an IPA, just not in the vain of the American variety of the style. Worth paying for, but the high price might prevent me from purchasing again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8506) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
50 cl bottle at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg, on April 28, 2012. BB 08.11.12
Slight bit hazy golden color, smallish white head. Hoppy herbal taste, also sweet malty. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Apricots aftertaste. Apricots, fruity, hoppy scent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (916) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a light cloudy yellow with lots of sediment. Clean hop aroma. Taste - earthy, floral and grassy hops up front with a touch of lemon. A moderate sweet malt backbone that balances it quite nicely. A bit of a soapy aftertaste but overall pretty solid IPA. Didn’t know what to expect with an English IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
Had at the angel near that London tube station. Decent. Clear gold, white head nice retention. Grapefruit and toffee nose. Silky body and feel at first then turns a bit gritty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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