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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: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


solros' rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
solros (88) - stockholm, - APR 26, 2013
Smells like liquid soap, tangy and fresh. A good IPA! Not that I’m IPA fan but it is drinkable.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutjunkie (9) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
floral, citrus, grass, golden, hazy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, fizzy, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jananise (69) - - APR 27, 2015
Tried on tap. Slightly hazy orange/golden colour. Aroma is tropical fruits (pineapple, mango), citrus, grass and biscuits. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, with biscuity, hoppy and bitter finish. A nicely balanced IPA more on the sweet side than the hopped side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (113) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 25, 2015
Draught. Clear golden orange with a foamy mostly lasting white head. Aroma of exotic fruits, mango, pineapple, orange, honey. Taste is of more exotic fruits, honey, pine. Smooth, medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luca78 (17) - ITALY - APR 23, 2015
One of my favorite IPAs. Always at the best. Well flavored, fruity and herbaceous. Amazing final bitterness that clean your mouth and prepare you to drink another. When you find it drink it

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Smithld1 (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
My hero. A pioneer of uk IPAs . Turned me on to the whole concept of an ipa. The dirge and deception of a Greene king or similar banished forever. A go to beer, a faithful lover. Eclipsed in every category by many beers but not in my heart. Ten years well spent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (417) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Pint at JDW Sutton (Surrey) A: Fairly pale, Initally cloudy which cleared into a moderate haze, moderate retention and lacing. S: Sour apples and citrus. T: A hit of bitterness which kept on giving, some apple and tomato long lingering bitter finish. M: Crisp, low carbonation bitterness which gave a slightly coarse edge. O: A good pint, it required a few sips to adjust to the bitterness but once that was done it was very quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnandDenise (17) - Runcorn, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle bought at the brewery. Deceptive and belies its strength. Plenty of citrus flavours and plenty of hops. The finish gives a kick and the oily hoppiness comes through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (747) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 11, 2015
Draught at Mel’s Craft Beers, Vienna.
Yellow, clear body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of citrus candy, flowers, grass, stone fruits, some grains, slight biscuit.
Tastes of citrus, peach, candy, grass, some biscuit.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes medium bitter, citric, a bit zesty, a bit grassy.

Very nice, crisp and easy IPA. Not as hop-forward as others, also with grassy and grainy notes. Very well balanced. Overall not my preferred IPA style, but really enjoyable nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 10, 2015
Golden reddish colour. Aroma of herbs and fruits, with the same flavour. Dry aftertaste with lightly bitterness. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftyBeerTour (114) - Barcelon, SPAIN - APR 8, 2015
50cl bottle. First aroma: lime, some biscuit. Pours dark straw, with very feint haze, vibrant carbonation, white fluffy foam, dissipates but laces the glass. More sweet aroma, somewhat nettley, floral. Aroma more subtle than expected, perhaps tame, maybe my bottle been kept too long. Bitterness is refreshing, pithy, but dissipates. Creamy mouthfeel. Just a touch of juicy acidity. Icing sugar sweetness at the end. Dangerously quaffable at 5.9ABV.


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