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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 907   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hangunder (223) - Ontario, - MAR 12, 2013
Light fruity and floral hop aroma. No malt or alcohol in the nose. Very light yellow, looks almost like a lager, slightly hazy. Taste is fruity upfront, slightly sweet middle and slightly cool/minty finish with a decent amount of hop bitterness lingering in the back of the palate. Very light bodied and mildly flavored for an IPA, although has the hop bitterness to back it up. Malt is very mild as I like it in an IPA, but this one isn’t anything too special.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, best before 2015-07-23. Clear yellow with a medium sized frothy white head. Petroleum, persimmon fruit, flowery, light grassy and green hops, light citrus. Malt profile kept in the back, all hop forward. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Clean and powerful. Long light/medium bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (32) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle into glass, bought @ Centrala Piwna, Poznań. Rich aroma, fruity in the beginning, then resin and herbs are taking control. Pours clear, yellow with nice head. lacing is present, not too big, though. High bitterness, rather dry beer. medium-high carbonation, medium body. Leaves a nice, herbal aftertaste with citrus notes. Solid IPA overall, really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden, slightly hazy with white head. In aroma hops - more herbal and "green" than fruity, some malty background. In aroma maly base with the sold grapefruit bitterness, the beer is quite dry. I was expecting more from this beer, not bad though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeekultra (3) - ITALY - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
500 ml bottle. Good size to enjoy the complexity of this lovely beer; very soft and delicate layers of herbs, citrus and floral tastes. Nicely balanced and well designed. Adding it to my favourite list.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (630) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
pale hazy yellow pour, foamy white head. Nose is muted pine resin. Bitter. Middle is a light creamy malt backbone punctuated by lemon peel. Finish is a medium length hoppy bitter. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose in East Cowes. Pours out in a clear golden colour with low head and emdium body. Aroma of fresh hops and herbs. Taste of bitter hops, acid, citrus, fruits, grapefuit zest, grapefruit juice and thyme. Very dry and bitter finish with being a little bit thin and watery. Expected more.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose in East Cowes shared with McTapps. Wonderful nose of citrus and hops combining a bit of bread with grass. Easily drinkable with balanced carbo and grassy moments. Aftertaste hits me a bit too much with its bitterness therefore no classy rating.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1007) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Hoppy aroma of malt, citrus, tropical fruits. Flavour has a little sweetness but is dominated by the bitterness. Not complex at all and could be a bit fuller in taste, but as a refreshing fruity IPA this hits the right notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (355) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Slightly hazy pale golden with a creamy, foamy white head. Intense floral aroma: strong hints of grapefruit and other tropical fruits, pine resin and citrus zest. Medium to heavy bodied with the right amount of carbonation. Rich and crisp. Dry and astringent. Sweet malt character well balanced by a heavy, lingering bitterness. Extremely drinkable and pleasant, though I thought it lacks malt character.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Percy0103 (156) - MEXICO - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A light yellow beer with a medium size foamy head. It has a strong aroma of floral hops with some grapefruit, pine resin and earthy yeast. Taste is bitter with a strong alcoholic finish. Maybe too much. Dense with a considerable amount of carbonation and astringecy. Overall a good IPA.


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