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

bottled
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RATINGS: 845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3503) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Hazy yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is of hops, floral, and perfume. Taste is of hops and is quite floral.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. After countless times having missed this and all the hype, I made certain to get in on it this time around! It poured a clear, golden orange with a medium frothy white head. Big and citrussy hops, heaps of orange peel with a real sweet and boozy toffee malt backdrop. Bags of citric and floral hops underlined by a lovely sweetness on the tongue. Medium in body with low carbonation, an oily mouthfeel and a lingering earthy, piney finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
Poured on cask at The Maproom (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice golden amber, good jaze, moderate bright white natural head that sticks around a good level and laces ok. Aromas are a nice delicate hoppy brew, florals, citrus, pine, and a more dominant funky grass, with pale and carmel beneath. Initial is hoppy, good citrus hop with grapefruit and lemon with a touch of grassy hop, pale and caramel malts beneath, smooth and very drinkable. The hops have a great aroma and flavor character, with smaller bitterness. Finish is citrusy, lemon and light bitterness. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 26th March 2010. Clear gold with a white head. Viciously hoppy with grapefruit notes. Rich and intense blend of floral and grassy hop. Excellent hoppy aftertaste and increasingly dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 Bottle at pre-ZBF 2010. Pale hazy yellow, big head, massive lacing. Aroma of sea salt and pepper. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, bitter finish. Very drinkable. 3.5 Second try, sample from the Connecticut process. Aroma of freshly mown grass, taste has better balance. Extremely tasty. 4.0

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2010
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Pours bright golden with a creamy white head. Fresh flowery hop aroma - mainly stonefruit - peaches on the nose and flavour. Smooth and bitter with a pleasant lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Really good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Hazy pale golden with a medium white head. Sweet and somewhat yeasty aroma with plenty of hops, pine and grapefruits. Flavour had plenty of hops, pine, grapefruit and hints of malt. Finished with solig bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy thin yellow body. Aroma well could not smell anything. Acidic sour lemon nut flavor. Heavy carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Clear yellow - white head. Apples, fruity, grassy, flowery, light wheaty-like notes, herbal, sharpness, citrus, ok bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Cloudy yellow pour, small head. Aroma of wheat, herbs, citrus and hops. Reminds of a witbier. Flavour is watery bitter hops with some pilsener sweetness.


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