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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: 1011   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 2009-07-21, bottle, 8-3-7-4-16=38
Deep blond color. The aroma shows strong hop, grassy and papery. Medium bodied, with dry caramel flavor, toffee and quite strong hopping. Strong ending bitterness. Very British.

2006-11-06, Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen; sold as Jaipur IPA, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Hazy blond color. Very nice hop aroma, quite earthy, but also fruity. Lovely taste, clean malt, lots of aromatic hops, both fruity (oranges, citrus fruits, grapefruit…) and floral (with some elderflower as well); fudge. The final is less aromatic; it’s soft because of the malt, and with a strong bitterness with a lot of hop oils; again traces of elderflower.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14702) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2006
Cask at Horsens Beerfestival. Clear, pale golden-yellow with a small white head. Pine, hops and pineapplenotes in the aroma. Medium body with a piny and hoppy flavor and a well-hopped finish. Sorry, it just didn’t get me, but it’s on my list of "have-to-try-again"s. (061028)

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14487) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 Cask gravity at Notts BF 05. Just about my beer of the festival. Intense hop aroma. Pale gold with lasting white head. Citric hop is lovely. Grapefruit. Terrific in mouth and finish is excellent. Some sweetish malt in mouth to balance. Then gorgeous hop finish. Alcohol makes it a tad too sweet. Not that good on day 2 when Haddonsman had it. Re-rate. on handpull at Coach & Wagon, Dronfield. The best pint of this Ive ever had in Thornbridges own pub too. Pure delight in a glass. The hop profile is just perfect for me. I love everything about this beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14454) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 Bottle at pre-ZBF 2010. Pale hazy yellow, big head, massive lacing. Aroma of sea salt and pepper. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, bitter finish. Very drinkable. 3.5 Second try, sample from the Connecticut process. Aroma of freshly mown grass, taste has better balance. Extremely tasty. 4.0

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Bryghus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, hops and malt. Nice dry bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14257) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
Cask @ C4, Odense. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Floral and citrussy nose. Fresh , doughy and crisp. Smooth with a dry and bitter end. Funky fresh!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14015) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2007 Bottle, 5.9%. Cloudy golden colour. Soapy white head. Weak teaish hop aroma. Quite bitter hoppiness. So much aroma hops that it gets bitter and a bit rough. 6 3 6 3 15
Cask. Hazy golden colour. Quite hoppy aroma and flavour with an emphasis on flavour hops. 6 3 6 3 15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13358) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense)@Beer Hunters
Slightly hazy yellow color, small white head. Very intensive honeyish, resiny, trefoil-flowery aroma. Hoppy, flowery flavor with hints of honey. Very long hoppy aftertaste. I wonder why this stylish IPA is ESB here?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Straw colour. Nice loose foam. The aroma mixes some strong citrus and papaya with integrated butter, even a hint of pine. Fresh, bitter, piney beer with light diacetyl. Halfway between a hoppy bitter and a Seattle IPA, and a little bit of neither.


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