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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1027) - , CYPRUS - OCT 25, 2012
Amber colour. Fresh pine hop aroma and taste, with some malt character as well

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2009
On cask at Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, Minnesota. Had a light golden/orange pour with some light citrus and hop bitterness with a little grapefruit in the finish. Well blended brew but was very under-carbonated at the festival. Pretty good but the carbonation took away quite a bit making the brew a bit too fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Clear golden pour with a bubbly White head. Aroma is mainly citrus focused American hops, a sharp zesty lemon touch, unripe pineapple and orange. Taste is bitter, very hoppy. Still citrus, orange and pineapple. Also has a malty feel, basic malts and a hint og breadiness, the malts also give a large sweetness. Slightly astringent in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (1009) - ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask. Amber with a steady white head. Hoppy and malty on the nose. Citrus hops with zesty, grapefruit notes are balanced with wheat malts. There is honey on the palate which sweetens the otherwise bitter tang palate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
5.9% gold colour with a good head, the aroma is of oranges and hops, very hoppy taste with an orange aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1006) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 A lovely IPA. Really sessionable. Good hop measure; fruits, citrus and eldeflower. The balance is good however a little sharp and dry in the finish. Drinkability is good and mouth feel is moderate Consumed at Rake on tap and also bottle conditined at home, 19th March 2010. 3.7 Update 10th March 2011. My Brewery Tap. Bottle condition. Damn this is GOOOD White head, golden blonde stunner, aroma is citrus, baked bread, floral hos, zingy lemon, taste is stunning, grapefruit, lemons, honey, tropics, grass, gorgeous fanatical hop-bite, rolls off your tongue like sweet honey, fresh at the brewery they must hate to see this leave! A perfect beer to represent an empire.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden/amber with tight white finger thick head. Aroma: Peach, lemon, lychee, mango and biscuit. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering astringent, orange/grapefruit marmalade and slightly peppery finish. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
Pours a decidedly hazy but brilliant sunshine yellow with plenty of lacing. Lightly sour and grassy aroma - pilsen malt? Tastes of pilsen malt and grassy hops (surprise!) but with a touch of spice. Light, creamy mouthfeel and moderate to well carbonated. Light and extremely refreshing, and ever so drinkable. Yum!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (997) - HONG KONG - DEC 5, 2013


500 ml bottle bought at Aeon in Skyline Plaza, Tsuen Wan.

Cloudy hazy golden honey colour with traces of yeast sediments; Two finger head and crumpet white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Very fragrant and sweet aroma of fresh grapefruit which can be smelt a feet away, with ale malt, orange, honey, faint jackfruit and light lime; Medium sweet taste of full ale malt, with grapefruit, dry biscuits, yeast, liquorices, lime and herbal hops; Mid to light body, crisp and slightly slick palate; Taste profile is dry, crisp and biscuity full ale malt. Mouth feel is rich, augmentedby good wheat crispness and moderately strong liquorices. Grapefruit taste is sharp but not as fresh as the aroma. It’s getting there… Hoppiness is very fragrant grapefruit and light orange in nose, strong herbal hops and not so fleshy grapefruit taste. Liquorices is moderate, good balance to sweetness for a chop licking astringent finish;Very dry after taste, crispy and pretty refreshing to mouth.

Comments: A typical and traditional IPA - fragrant grapefruit nose, very malty, good balance of sweetness with bitterness - plus good dose of wheaty crispness and yeasty dryness. It may not be adventurous as contemporary micro IPAs, still a well make and all round solid pleaser for any seasons. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (995) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at Pivopija Zemun Belgrade only one for tasting.Pour it yellow lemon light intersting color with small head.Taste and Aroma of hops, citrus, tropical fruits.Very nice IPA


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