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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Clear golden pour with a medium white head. Pleasant aroma of citrusy hops and honeyish malt. Very good flavor of floral, citrusy hops with honey and malt, the bitterness is restrained. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is soft. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
And the jay z song was on and the jay z song was on! My hands up playing the next song!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
Poured out a clear light gold that sparkles with a white fluffy cap - reminds me of a lager. After dumping in the bottom half of the bottle is got a tad hazy with a bit of suspended particles. The nose is lemony with spicy earthy hops - lots of them. There is a bit of foul veggies but only on deep snorts. Maybe this beer is getting a bit old. There is also some tangerine. Big bitterness on every angle of each sip, faint caramel, tangy, salivating created sweetness on the back end. Some spice, some faint orange - there is fruit here but I can’t quite place it. Oooooo ’Jump’ played by the Oilers organ dude - awful. Low carbonation, leaves slick teeth similar to eating Chapstick. Decent beer but easily forgotten. Better than the normal Brit IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2327) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle from Wetherspoon’s, Edinburgh airport. Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head that holds well. Low carbonation. Aroma of white bread, pineapple and orange. Flavour of earth, lemon and and a hint of mango. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A decent, if unspectacular, IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Cask at the Hilary step, whalley range, Manchester. Clear orange gold with white head. Aroma tropical fruits and honey. Taste same plus yeast and grass. Yeast a bit strong, lingers in the aftertaste too. A bit heavy but still quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6591) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
18/II/2012 on tap @ La Capsule (Lille) - BB: n/a (2012-139)
Clear orange beer, creamy white head, unstable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: paté (pretty weird), exotic fruits, some pineapple, little passion fruit, bit cheesy. Taste: ripe fruits, green banana, bit of dairy, cheesy, pineapple. Aftertaste: little metallic, bitter dry ending, still fruity (ripe to overripe fruits).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 50cl bottle. Pours golden, no bubbles as far as I can see. Nicely proportioned head. The nose has citrus fruit, then something earthy and maybe even vegetable (maybe even garlic). Then it seems to clear into grapefruit. The taste has fresh grapefruit and pith. The palate is a medium body, a creamy/tangy middle and a very clean finish. Overall, a good beer but I’m disappointed given the cult status of this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (1081) - ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask. Amber with a steady white head. Hoppy and malty on the nose. Citrus hops with zesty, grapefruit notes are balanced with wheat malts. There is honey on the palate which sweetens the otherwise bitter tang palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5878) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2012
Bottled @ home. Already had it from tap before a couple of times, but didn’t give it any proper time for a decent rate. Clear pale golden color, short slight off-white head. Aroma of nice citrussy and grassy hop. Slight touch of biscuity malt. Quite bitter taste, slight sweetness in it as well. Soft carbonation. Nice citrussy bitter finish. Easy drinker. Good session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, ITALY - FEB 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 una ipa di tutto rispetto.... gusto morbido ma avvolgente...... si beve facilmente e si sente la mano della thornbridge anche se ultimamente, forse per l’espansione che ha avuto il birrificio e sopratutto questa birra, non la trovo bella luppolata com’era agli inizi.

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