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


on tap

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RATINGS: 927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CraftBeerNick (898) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle: I had heard good things on this ale and had high expectations the bottle version tasted like a strong fizzy lager - would never buy another. Tried on Cask at Euston Tap, this was better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap @ stem & stein - pours a clear pale gold. Aroma is faint citrus & yeast. Taste is metallic and mildly bitter. The bitterness lingers so the beer becomes more bitter as you drink it. Its OK, a bit simple and one note for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2007) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Hazy straw/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, floral, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine/grassy hops, and citrus (notably lemon & grapefruit); Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, refreshing - pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Draft @ beernutz. Poured a yellowish color. Med head. Fresh floral/citrus aroma. Lite sweetness, and med lite bitter. Ave carbonation. Dry and bitter finish. Creamier texture. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
bottle from Waitrose Sidmouth. Hazy, rather pale yellow colour with a mid-sized head. Lovely hop aroma. Medium-bodied, solid malty base, rather dry palate, lots of spicy hops but not as hoppy as other IPAs, especially US ones. Delicious anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerManic (21) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Cask at GBBF2011 delightful example of the style. Full, rounded, refreshing, well conditioned. Citrus aroma and flavour almost overwhelming. Great British beer at a great British beer festival. Bravo!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Growler on tap pours a pale clear yellow with a thick white head. Aromas of citrus such as lemon and grapefruit lots of floral hop and a little straw. Flavor is bitter overall but comes on sweet with honey for a quick moment. Body is the only negative very light and a bit if water. Finish is bitter and dry. This is a great session ipa which is rare

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebeer (40) - - AUG 19, 2011
Excellent IPA - with a rich hoppy bouquet. Well balanced malty body with fine noble hop aromas. Light carbonation with off white head. Golden in colour. Easy to drink - and very refreshing IPA. Aftertaste, hoppy - some maltiness - but light. Pretty clear considering it is unfiltered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
Wow. What a fantastic IPA. Bright orange body with a nice off white head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy with a light citrus fruit. The middle has sweet honey and light malts and the finish is primarily an English hop. A beautiful beer and a fantastic IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
Pours a decidedly hazy but brilliant sunshine yellow with plenty of lacing. Lightly sour and grassy aroma - pilsen malt? Tastes of pilsen malt and grassy hops (surprise!) but with a touch of spice. Light, creamy mouthfeel and moderate to well carbonated. Light and extremely refreshing, and ever so drinkable. Yum!

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