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

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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StueyD (1438) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2006
Well, what can you say, Mark had especially saved this one from the beer festival as iíd seen how highly rated it was here and suggested we could have a go at it later on. It didnít disappoint, this beer is exactly what i enjoy drinking the most! A mid golden to orange coloured beer with a thick white head. a heady citrus aroma of grapefruits and oranges, followed by a slightly biscuity finish. The taste is very dry, hoppy, with strong citrus fruit flavours, dry, tart grapefruit, lemon and orange, then a bone dry finish. Perfect! (Cask - @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sdbrown1983 (3) - USA - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
Superb beer in every way! Canít really fault this. floral, citrus, banana,

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
On cask at the Punch Bowl, Stonegate York. I generally donít like IPAs much, but this one is quite exceptional; by far the best Iíve had. It pours a beautiful amber with a white head, has a nice hop nose and then delights the palate with a perfect balance of smooth malt and hops. It does not suffer from the excessive hoppiness too many IPAs have and just delivers massive and delicious flavour without any offensive characteristics.. Many 6% beers have an overpowering alcohol taste but this hides it well. I had to have second just to confirm how really excellent it was.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tachristie3 (3) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 IPA aroma reminded me of San Diego beers. Lovely drop.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sdavies83 (25) - - SEP 9, 2013
Wow. Hoppy bite, citrus zing, deep flavours and a fantastic floral aroma. Doesn't get much better than this. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2630) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Bottled:
Clear yellow colour, dense head. Aroma is cookie dough, goose berries and tropical fruits. Taste is lots of tropical fruit (apricots, mango), pine, wood, resin. Crisp, refeshing, well balanced and very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - MAY 17, 2013
I believe in IPA.... ma cosž ti piace vincere facile! Ottima ed equilibrata, amara senza stancare mai mai mai!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4561) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2013
bottle at bierhuyske . sure i had this before, but did not rate it back than ? pours blonde, good white head smell is perfect ! very much mango aspects ( amongst other sweet, fruity, aromatic stuff ) good carbo . supernice hops. sweet, yet bitter, complex, yet sooo drinkable . awsomeness in a bottle !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
peterk (1) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
A very nice IPA, just in my taste. The beer is well balanced without to much "flowery" hoppiness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ambrosemac (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Absolutely in my top five beers available. Of the ícitrusí age of beers this is up there as one of the best. This is a fresh drink, with good strength and lovely aftertaste. Maybe a little more malt to drag it to the top of the game!


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