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

bottled
common

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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.


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! Can’t 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 don’t like IPAs much, but this one is quite exceptional; by far the best I’ve 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 (24) - - 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 (2594) - Finspĺng, 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 cosě 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 (4460) - 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 ’citrus’ 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (345) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Clear, pale, golden colour with great white head. Strong, fresh hoppy aroma. Taste is also very hoppy with tons of citrus fruits. Taste is dry with medium bitterness


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