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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1020   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1341) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Cask at Cask Pub SW1. Slightly alcoholic IPA, sweetish hoppy aromas, syrupy hint on palate, gives way to drier and bitter hoppiness with citrus notes. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Awesome beer - top banana and the standard by which all other uk ipas are judged - full on and tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ShelbyGrey (180) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2011
Si esto es una IPA yo soy Michael Jackson, tipico sabor a cerveza convencional. Sin cuerpo, aroma ni caracter, mucho menos lupulo. Parece como si lo que hubieran puesto en la botella fuera otra cosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8328) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Cask at the CP&K. It pours light hazy golden yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is full of citrus: mango, orange, passion fruit and apricot. The taste is pine, caramel sweetness, resin, hay, straw, full-on Kumquat, grapefruit, mango, orange and passion fruit, with a nice bitter finish. Light to medium body and soft carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2011
Orange blond colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit and lemon, very fruity. Also a bit of piney hops. Taste is very fruity and nice and bitter. Medium bodied. Lovely bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4722) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma has flowery and grassy hops. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste has a good clean bitterness, bit malts, some grass and flowers. Light bodied. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highoctane (13) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
From a bottle poured into a pint glass. A - lemon peel and citrus with a musty cat piss as it warms up. A - Clear yellow/gold with a hint of copper. Nice thick white head that lingers around. T - Starts minerally and grassy at the front, ending with bitter pink grapefruit. Out of the bottle, it is slightly alliaceous, I don’t remember that taste out of a cask though. P - Dry and bitter the whole way through. Medium body. I would rate this a little lower, but put in a lineup of other New World hopped English Ales, I always seem to choose it for some reason. I can never drink more than one though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle from great grog. Pours yellow with thin white head. Smells a bit like a shandy, some lemon hop aroma, bit yeasty. Taste is quite lagery. Caramel malt character, yeast present, not the hopiest of ipas, more true to English style. Moderate bitter finish. Well balanced overall. Prefer out a cask

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (419) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
slightly hazy yellow color. nice loose bubbly head, very white and sudsy looking. smells of slight amonia, almost cat-pissy, but in a good way! Nice English grassy/lemony hop aromas. Not much malt. taste follows smell, but less cat-piss in the mouth. very dry, pretty bitter, slight lemony-malt happening in the middle. light and crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
Tap @ The Draft House. Pours pale golden with a small white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is fruity, citric, a bit piny, floral and hoppy. Flavor is spicy fruity, malty, citric, grapefruit and bitter. Finishes with a longlived bitter fruity aftertaste.


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