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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5015) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Clear golden coloured body with a very thin white head. Aroma of english hops, metal, apples and a touch of piney cleanser. Light-bodied; Sharp acidic flavour of vinegar, pears, light malt and a bunch of very low alpha acid english kent hops. Aftertaste shows some good characteristics, but the strength of flavours remains subtle. Overall, a nice beer to try, even though I’ve been holding onto it for a while and have seen it at a lot of stores around the world. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from the Utobeer Market Stall in London (Borough), England on 29-November-2008, sampled at home in Washington on this side of the pond on 17-November-2009.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thirdeye11 (5741) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
( 500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours cloudy yellow with great lacing and a nice oily head. Nose is celery, light hops. Taste is very bitter oils, offensive. Finishes very bitter citrus but a nice oily body here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle, from House of Wine, Lincoln. Deep gold, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Pleasant fruity citrus hop aroma with a touch of floral honey sweetness, full bodied in the mouth with solid hops and muted malt sweetness battling against the building bitterness which lingers and dominates in the finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Bottle from bu11zeye. The smell is decent hoppiness, caramel, malts, pine, and some fruits. The look is some cloudiness, a light white head, and golden in color. The taste is sweet, light bitterness, and fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a hazy yellow with a white head and spotted lace. aroma was citrus, pepper, and orange. flavor was citrus, pepper, pine, and grass. light body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2009
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy golden-blond colour with a little white foam; dusty and hoppy nose, pear and a touch of sulphur; very creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied and a subtle carbonation; fairly aromatic bitter finish with lingering fruity notes

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
( 500ml bottle ) Pours a pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, grass, and biscuit. Flavor of grass, biscuit, citrus, and florals with a moderately bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky light gold opur with an off white head. nose is light citrusy hops and esters nice thickness with a slightly bitter hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Old notes from DØE Horsens 06. Yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light malt and citrus hops. Flavour is malt and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Pours pale yellow into an English pint. Fluffy white micro head with good retention craters as it recedes. Lemon and pine aromas. Soft summer fruits upfront with a sharp lasting resin finish.


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