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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: 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Iíve always been a fan of this beer and recently I had some that didnít drop bright. There was a huge haze. It was marvellous. Citrus and tropical fruits, sweetness and bitterness, a classic beer - it seems obvious in a way yet itís the beautiful way in which itís balanced and the flavour unfolds. There is complexity and moreishness. Excellent brewing and I say keep it so you canít see through it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (1875) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2008
EBF 2008: Golden with a small white head. Citrus and hoppy notes. Bitter, malty and fruit. Medium to full body with a long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
Gravity cask at the Peterborough Beer Fest Aug 08. Golden yellow with a white head.Lovely hoppy aroma with strong notes of tropical fruits. The flavour is a hoppy explosion of citrus and tropical fruits, on a distinctly sweet base. Long hoppy aftertaste. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy with a mild citrusy/peachy fruity accent. Sweet malty and light peachy flavoured. Medium sweet and light bitter with a lasting mild peach fruity finish. Great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Pale murky gold pint, smell is clear hops, taste is really good, clear strong hops, and dry fruit, lemon, orangepeel straw, long dry bitter finish. Very enjoyable. IPA, one of my favourites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Pours amber with a nice white head. Smells of grass and straw. Tastes dry with some grassy hints and wildflower present. Some lingering bitterness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (5764) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
Cask at EBF, Copenhagen. Grassy hops dominate. Not an extreme beer, just a solid, well composed IPA, well balanced between malt and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2444) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
[cask at EBF 2008] Strong citrusy hops with slight caramel in the nose--crisp. Clear gold with wispy white on top. Excellent balance of bitterness and strong hops flavour with notes of apple, lemon, and cinnamon. Bitter finish that is almost crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10782) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Cask @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours pale yellow with a fine, golden teint. A small, bubbly, white head on top. Aroma has some melons, grassiness and just powerful hops. Great - some biscuity malts as well. Great, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is very hoppy, super dryness, very flowery and fruity. Light, good malty background. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ritchie666 (20) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
Cask at "nd South Shields Beer Fest. An amber beer with a slight white head and an intense citrus fruit aroma, the same citrus notes carried on into the first mouthful, grapefruity, lemony, even piney spicey hops nicely balanced by the sweet toasted malt before a long bitter finish.


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