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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: 967   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Clear yellow - white head. Apples, fruity, grassy, flowery, light wheaty-like notes, herbal, sharpness, citrus, ok bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Cloudy yellow pour, small head. Aroma of wheat, herbs, citrus and hops. Reminds of a witbier. Flavour is watery bitter hops with some pilsener sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle at 3rd pre-ZBF. Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that laces. Aroma is complex and spicy and with citrus and somewhat like a Belgian white. Flavor is mostly bitter, of orange and fruits. Bitter finish, creamy texture and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bontus (644) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 Botte @ pré ZBF 2010. Pours hazy golden, white head. Fresh hoppy nose, great aroma. Centennial & Chinook & Athanum. Superb tasting for this ABV. ACBF 2011: Aroma of cannabis comes to mind this time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2144) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2010
Cask at Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. Golden coloured pour with medium white head. Aroma of hops. Tastes hoppy (of course), citrus fruit, complex and very well rounded. A top quality English IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crownbrewerstu (1) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010 does not count
from cask gravity at Hillsborough hotel floral, citrus, alcohol, pale, sparkling, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 4th December 2008
Cloudy gold beer. Smooth tasty IPA. A little grapefruit bitterness in the finish but overall this is a refreshing IPA.

4th March 2010
Tap at pre ZBF. Crisp palate but quickly turns soft. Lovely fruity hops but there is a detrimental whisper of sulphur.

7th December 2013
Bottle thanks to the ever thoughtful Ian Harrison. Cheers Ian! Hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. The malt is light and has a little cream. Very good citric hops. Fresh and medium bitter. Zesty orange, orange peel and a little lemon. Light tangerine. Finishes crisp with a good bitter linger. Clean and well balanced for the style and very refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2010
Tasted from the bottle at Kelly Ryan’s Thornbridge Tasting at the Malthouse. Pours a lovely light gold. Aroma features complex blend grapefruit, floral notes, and biscuity malt. In the mouth the beer is seriously well balanced with wonderful citrussy hops layered on some fantastic rich pale malt and a solid bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
The Pink City. This one is courtesy of my friend from the old country, wyzzywyz22. Another fine example of the English brewing trend towards quality beer. This one pours a clear amber with a small head. Aroma is malty and bread like. Flavor is quite different with a sweet malty start but a very big hop hit in the back. Very nicely dry and bitter to finish. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
I love this beer. The best pint I ever had was in the Coach and Horses after spending a day at the brewery. Just brilliant. New-skool British cask IPA at its best. Dangerously drinkable, smooth, clean, crisp, fruity, hoppy. I could wax lyrical forever about this beer. If I see it, I drink and that’s a good ethos to live by.


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