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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
Gravity cask at Haymarket. Pours a very attractive gold with a minimal head, minimal CO2. The nose is full of citrusy hops and some pleasant floral aromatics that all tie together. On taste, crisp bitterness that is very welcome and far from overwhelming. More of the full citrusy hops come through as well. This is one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. Simply wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8117) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 bottle shared@home: clear yellow with a white head, full-on bitter citrus flavor, flight floral, substantial malt body, very briefly a slight bitterness at first with some minor caramel & caramel, followed by a mouth filling citrus bitterness, definitely English, nice, bottle good until 13.6.2011 ///// Consumed a whole pint of this one @ ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Served from keg into the appropriate Thronbridge glass. This one was a blast to drink, gulping down like water I get the perfect amount of hops. Highly juicy with lychees, floral and white grapes notes. Sweet like honey & caramel feel with the necessary hoppiness but none of that punishing American brutality, this one is like an old friend you could drink forever. Far better shape than prior & no meanness due to comparisons with their Kipling. This one aptly gets to rise from 3.9 to 4.5 this time around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - SEP 1, 2012
Veramente un’ottima ipa ed era giŕ scaduta da un pň, immagino come poteva essere fragrante e fresca se fosse stata al 100%!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TavernWench (15) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
My last beer of 2014! Bottle 500ml. Pours out a creamy off-white head with gentle levels carbonation. A golden to orange colour with a slight haze (although about half way through the pint it became clear) with bubbles lazily floating to the surface. Aroma is big orange, grapefruit and pine aromas with a slight biscuit maltyness. Taste is more of the citrus hops with some lemon and apricot notes. There’s a lovely bittersweet finish. Almost medium-bodied with a slightly creamy texture and gentle levels of carbonation on the palate. I had this beer straight after a Thornbridge Chiron and they make a great combo palate-wise. Again, this is not my usual tipple of choice, but if like me you’re curious about hops and are slowly pushing yourself in, this is a beer for you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tumek_PL (11) - Gdynia, POLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Idealne IPA, spore zmętnienie, kolor brudnej pomarańczy, mocna amerykańska chmielowość, boskie aromaty skórki cytrynowej.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 1     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 3
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 4   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : 2   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 4
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 3   Leafy : 2   Spicy : 3   Floral : 4   Lemon/Lime : 3   Grapefruit : 3   Orange : XX   Herbal : 2   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 4   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Incredibly fresh, bready, citrusy, elegant, complex and aromatic golden ale. Delicious in every sense and almost as good as cask ale gets in my mind.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham. This excellent beer has a golden colour, sharp aroma and a wonderfully complex flavour of deep sweet malt with floral and really sharp citrus fruit. The lingering aftertaste is definitely moreish. I always order this whenever I find it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
I love this beer. The best pint I ever had was in the Coach and Horses after spending a day at the brewery. Just brilliant. New-skool British cask IPA at its best. Dangerously drinkable, smooth, clean, crisp, fruity, hoppy. I could wax lyrical forever about this beer. If I see it, I drink and that’s a good ethos to live by.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1114) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Toffee and fresh white bread serve as a base for strong tropical fruit and pine hops aromas, with pineapple and honeydew melon especially prominent. An initial touch of pine is overcome by potent grapefruit and pineapple hops flavours. These last into the mid-palate, where they are joined by a touch of mango and some white bread and caramel malt notes. Mango and melon hops notes bring a fruitier touch to the finish, and there is a lingering pine aftertaste. I have wanted to try this beer for quite a while, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. A nice, razor-sharp IPA, with an enjoyable breadth of flavour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
Wonderful aroma and flavor. Much of both too. This is how an ipa should taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl / King of Beer @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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