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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: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours a clear yellow straw color with a huge soapy white head. Long lasting foam. Aroma is hoppy with tropical fruits and some grass. Very nice. Taste is a bit disappointing though: the bitterness is very mild and not anywhere near where Id like it to be in an IPA. Flavours are quite balanced between malty sweetnes and hoppy bitterness. Grassy and floral. Thin in body and lively carbonation. Overall, its a 50/50 beer to me. Everything is great except for the flavour, which really laks in hops profile, bitternees, and fruity notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6525) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size long-lasting fluffy white head. Good lacing on the glass. Pleasant aroma of grassy hops, lightly sweet and yeasty along with biscuity malt, herbs and lemon. Flavour of grassy hops and yeast along with some tropical fruit, biscuity malt, herbs and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty enjoyable stuff. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Cask at the Old Comtemptables, Birmingham. Hazy yell low pour with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and grassy hops. Tropical fruit, citrus and grain flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2691) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
Pours a cloudy light straw yellow with a medium frothy white top and great lacing. Aroma is light citrus, grain and pineapple. Taste is light, medium body. Nice tart citrus hop bitterness with hay like grain of the malt. Very solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
500ml bottle from the LCBO, generously shared by garthicus. Cloudy yellow with a flock of white floaties, smallish fizzy-foamy off-white head. Aroma of a tangy grassy UK golden ale, albeit a much hoppier than average one, detectable alcohol, and I swear a Belgian Golden character about the yeast too; not too sweet, mostly sharp and spicy, underlying fruit - apricot? Taste follows, the fruit seems like unripe pineapple, quite a nice balance of mild alcohol, lighter fruit, inoffensive graininess and plenty of oily grassy bitterness - subtle and well blended. Average body, solidly carbonated, lightly astringent, fairly long spicy/grassy finish - not world beating, but I suspect that I could drink buckets of this on cask. I plan to do that in August IF I CAN JUST FIND SOME PLACE IN LONDON WITH THIS ON CASK THEN!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2757) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy pale yellow/gold colour with moderate-sized white head and lots of little floaties. Aroma is lemony, grainy and slightly spicy. Flavour is lemon and some other tropical fruit, biscuit and some spicy and herbal character. Fairly lively carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1704) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Decent enough well balanced IPA. Some hop up front, and then some nice peach backing. Strong carbonation, pours yellow.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2012
Cloudy amber with one finger of offwhite head. Nose is oxidized and aged, not sure how fresh this is. Herbal and piney hops on the nose with a bready character. Lightly bitter with lots of herbal and leafy hops. Hope to try this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PatIrish (169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
From a bottle pours a lovely golden straw colour, with a very robust head. Hops hit the nose, grapefruit, grass, wheat. Creamy mouthfeel, wee bit bitter. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1689) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
Tasting@De Molen
Slightly hazy pale beer, white head. Nice hoppy fruity aroma and taste with some underlying sweetness. Rather dry and bitter.


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