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


on tap

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RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest 2006. Clear golden body with a medium white head full of big bubbles. Flowers dipped in honey aroma. Generously hopped but the hops have this german pilsner character which is certainly unexpected for an English Bitter. Lots of honey and lots of cereal, some citrus and crisp hops with medium bitterness. Some kind of sweet britishised pilsner. I liked it. Sniff sniff, j’ai pu de Jaipur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask @ The Devonshire Cat in Sheffield. Not my style but I really enjoyed this. Very hoppy and well rounded, all the usual citric and floral descriptions spring to mind but its jolly good stuff. A very delicate sweetness is what does it I think. Good beer,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Cask (GBBF 2006): Juicy, hoppy grapefruit aroma. Slightly grassy too. Quite pale in colour. Refreshing citric hops in the flavour, balanced out with biscuity malt. Very moreish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TroughMonkey (6) - ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
The first thing I noticed was the hazy gold colour, but didn’t allow that to mar my judgement of it’s other attbributes.... A truly wonderous aroma, flowery hops, spice, grapefuit, lemon & other citrus fruits all jostling for attention on the nose. The palate was bitter/sweet, clean & rather light, following onto a crisp dry finish. Very satisfying & thirst quenching, but not a session beer at 5.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5890) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2006
(Cask at GBBF, London, 2 Aug) Colour is golden with green tinges, huge foamy head. Nose is fruity and seriously hoppy with lots of grapefruit and lemon. Taste is fruity and hoppy with grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, pine needles and resin. Initial alcohol sweetness turns into a long (everlasting), very hoppy finish. Medium to full body. Rather one dimensional but great hop character. Brilliant!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Cask at Peterborough BF ’06. Straw gold colour. Fruity aroma included strawberry and melon. Taste was sweet, fruity and alcoholic. Not particularly bitter. Cask at GBBF ’07. Sweet aroma with some sourness. Late bitter finish. Still rates 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
Cask@GBBF 06’. Quite a nice bitter UK-style IPA. Lots of really earthy grapefruity hop notes. Lots of citric sweetness and bitterness. Nice zesty hop characters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Thanks to Ungstrup - Unclear golden, big white head; Very pleasant nose a bit simple though, lots of hop, pine, orange, lemon; Huge carbonation, a little bitterness, pleasant; Very long finish, bitterness grows with time, hoppy aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Draught. A Golden IPA of the old style. A well balanced malt/hop aroma, citrus/malt/fruit flavours and a long hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
bottle. pale yellow. large head. nice hopy aroma. full bodied. bit bitter. dry finnish. good.

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