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

bottled
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1032) - - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle, Waitrose, Ponteland. Pale straw, thin but long lasting white head, LOADS if fresh citrus hops, delicious! Quite simply a crackin’ IPA!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (97) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
Cervesa molt aromàtica i equilibrada en gust, tant les maltes com els llúpols estan ben complementats. Cerveza muy aromática y equilibrada en gusto, tanto las maltas cómo los lúpulos están bien compenetrados.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (136) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Appearance- clear, golden, straw, quite a large foamy white head which diminishes leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma- lots of lemon, pine, floral and herby, hoppy, fresh. Taste- lots and lots of hop bitterness, lemon, citrus, lime hints, satisfying fruitiness, smooth, medium mouthfeel, lingering bitter finish, pine hints. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (39) - - APR 13, 2014
Pint from the graze Inn, Sheffield. One of my favourites. Really bitter with citrus and lychee. Could drink it all day if it wasn’t so strong. Only slight downside is its over carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (503) - - APR 11, 2014
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a hazy straw color with lots of particles floating about and a frothy white head. Aroma is grass and pine with an abundance tropical fruits and a little citrus. Taste is yeasty with a sturdy malt taste. Has some honey and a little tropical fruit with a little bitterness at the end. A medium slick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LwaIPA (30) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
this is my favourite English IPA, the nose is grassy, pine and citrus bold fruity hops dance on the taste buds, body is a bit on the light side but still a very good beer from a very good brewery

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jocavalieri (3) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Strong, clear and bitter. Good taste and aroma. Could be more hoppy for an IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Fra flaske, 50 cl, tak Ole Ø. Floral, citrus i næsen. Let perfumeret smag. Men ok fylde i kroppen. Crisp, frisk, medium bitterhed. God.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (682) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
50 cL bottle at home. Had this several times before I joined RB and it was one of my favorite beers. Pours clear yellow with a large white head. Aroma has lots of grassy hops with some floral and herbal notes. Taste also has grassy and citrus hops with some malts and an over medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo. Still a very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
Sample at Malmö beer- and whiskey festival. Fruity with a good pinch of citrus, slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1492) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2014
I sampled this with a keen sense of anticip............... .......ation. I have heard volumes about this beer and was delighted to be confronted by a bottle. It appeared clear and pale yellow with a fluffy white head and had light lemon and gooseberry characters and herbaceous grassy aromas. It wasn’t nearly the riotous revelation I was expecting. The body was a touch on the thin side and had good clean flavours of those lemon citrus and grassiness. This beer wasn;t enormous and carried with it a lingering bitterness. So I was initially a little disappointed until I began to think what a revelation this must have been for British IPA where classic IPAs are all about balanced malts and bitterness, sessionability and much more gentle than their American counterparts. This is a step toward the American style but with British reserve. Then I began to think about the IPAs in New Zealand which lean toward the American but also emphasise their malt characters as well. We don’t know how lucky we are in this country. Anyway, this beer was an experience and provoked a flood of discussion. On balance, my colleagues and I agreed we would go back for seconds and are uniformly looking forward to trying this on tap.


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