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

bottled
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RATINGS: 966   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
The mini keg is the way to go with the beer. Keep it cold and keep it coming.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Light yellow cloudy beer with an off white/grey head. Strong aroma spice/floral. Light fizzy, very floral with a strong bitter aftertaste. This just wasn’t for me

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
50cl, English brewery, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex brew, fruity and bitter, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, good brew

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yog (4) - ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011 does not count
Maybe I’m just not getting it! Here goes another sacred cow. First mouthful, I could have been drinking any of a number of hoppy bitters, Marston’s springs immediately to mind, but wthout the wondrous "Burton Snatch" Bitterness builds slowly as glass drains, but just not enough of anything "massive" as the tag line says. Tried two years ago on draught at GBBF and was hugely disappointed, this was 500ml bottle from Waitrose - thank god it was on offer. I really expected more from the glory boys of UK brewing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 Original rating - 3.5 Pint in Argyll Arms, London. Rerated in King’s Head, Stafford St, London. Big improvement and clearly was not fresh when previously tasted as this is zinging with citrous hops. Touch cloudy amber, creamy white head. Nose is lemon and grapefruit citrous, caramel malt backbone and honeyish perfumey notes. Taste is creamy head, pithy citrous fruit, including orange, lemon and grapefruit. Honey sweetness and also caramel malt. This is bloody good. Previously had tasted more like an English IPA, so crisp and caramel with a sharp crisp bite. But this is very much like an American IPA, but lots of fruit to balance hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1926) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours a pale golden colour with a thin head. Very pleasant sweet fruity aroma with biscuity malt notes and a little citrusy hop. Hops lead on the taste, providing a good balance between hop bitterness and the sweet malt and citrusy fruit notes that are so prominent in the aroma. Finishes with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - MAY 10, 2011
on tap. al naso sentori floreali e citrici. In bocca rimane molto agrumata secca e amara,comunque beverina ed equilibrata.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Cask. Bubbly white head; light coppery orange. Floral hops and biscuits in the aroma. Floral and crackery taste with hints of caramel and candy. Very well-balanced, but nicely hoppy. Slick and slightly viscous body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Intensiver Hopfenantrunk und weiterer Verlauf, die Bitterkeit ist zurückhaltend und auch zum Schluss eher schwach ausgeprägt. Dazwischen sehr blumig, leider aber zu trocken. Nett, aber nicht besonders! 9/11/12/10//10

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Bryghus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, hops and malt. Nice dry bitterness.


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