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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: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

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.


Holmen2's rating

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2462) - - SEP 17, 2012
Golden in colour. Strong aroma of citrus with hints of felinus urinatis. Not particulaly bitter. Lots of hop taste and long aftertaste of lemon and lime lemon sweets and citric acid.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (5) - MOLDOVA - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Golden color, a bit murky. Floral aroma. Perfectly balanced body with the bitterness throughout entire palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatusBeer (82) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2016
500 ml bottle. Golden colour with white head off. Aroma of peach,mango,tropic fruits. Taste of peach,grapefruit,dry hoppy finish. Good IPA,but nothing extraordinary.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Very pale golden, clear as a bell and a decent white cap and lacing. Nose is grassy, spritzy citrus and salty mineral sweetness. Initial taste is lean, crisp enough juiciness but more floral and quenching than anything else. Superb mouthfeel, as with all Thornbridge output this is smash city, clean and salty mouthfeel. Finishes clean again, gritty bitterness and a lean again salty enough linger. Don’t remember it having such a savoury soft herbal buzz but, it’s all good. Not quite as crispbread and juicy as I had on Keg recently.

Bottle, Waitrose. Bottled 05.11.16

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (247) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Hazy, sunny golden color and a bright white head are promising. A promiss that is first kept by the wonderful aroma of grape- and passion fruit. A tiny hint of honeymelon keeps is round and smooth, refreshingly fuity. The promiss is also kept by the taste. Intriguingly crisp, citric, fresh and dry without raping your palates. This is a reference in new british IPA’s. Absolutely hop forward, but geniously integrated and smooth with a wonderful dry-bitter finish that lingers but doesn’t glue your palate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2016
500ml bottle from alko. Small white head, light golden colour. Average carbonation. Aroma has citrus, floral hoppiness and some spiciness. Light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amhart88 (66) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Sweet floral aroma. Flavours of citrus zest, some honey. Pale golden colour. Lingering bitter finish, quite tangy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gildnerk (191) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2015
Tap. Pours light yellow, hardly any head. Aromas are sweet with ripe peach notes. Tastes very mature and ripe, with a hoppy, musty foreground and a strange astringent peppermint-like note at the tail end. Lightly carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patdelichte (174) - - DEC 27, 2015
26-12-2015 Delft, 2015 Lekkere pale ale. Mooie gele kleur. Ruikt en smaakt heel fris. Zoete smaak naar citrus/grapefruit. Lekkere zachte bittere nasmaak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (453) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015

Aroma:
Malts, caramel, hops, fruit, citrus, orange; quite faint overall.

Appearance:
Turbid yellow/golden beer with a slight white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts and caramel; ends light bitter with hops, citrus and orange.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicocanta (73) - - DEC 21, 2015
Thornbridge fait encore bien plaisir avec cette IPA joliment dorée et relativement trouble. Un nez très fruité entre agrumes et pêche. Ceci contrebalancé par un goût de céréales et une sympathique amertume pas si légère ni si rapidement passée que les commentaires me le laissaient supposer. C’est très très agréable et ça supporte d’être servi assez frais. Très bon moment.


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