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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 999   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tumek_PL (9) - Gdynia, POLAND - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
Idealne IPA, spore zmętnienie, kolor brudnej pomarańczy, mocna amerykańska chmielowość, boskie aromaty skórki cytrynowej.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
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
Aroma:
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
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 4   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Palate:
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.

4.4
   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.

4.4
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1059) - The Vale of Dundas, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (1707) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Very nice IPA, well balanced blend of citrusy sweetness and hoppiness. Golden pour with healthy head.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsinjoor (6) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
Thick lasting head, fine bubbles.Very fruity citric hops and creamy barley dancing in balance leaving a light bitter finish. Finish lasts long for this type of beer. If you like this, try the Halcyon too

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (487) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle to glass. Straw yellow with big fluffy white head and visible bubbles light haze. Cracker malt with vibrant citrus aroma, lemony. Lively carbonation enhances the citrus hops and dry malt taste. Wow this is a well made beer. Finishes with lots of lemon citrus and balanced with a cracker malt that has a hint of salt. I could drink this all day. Yes I want more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gandalf39 (90) - - NOV 8, 2014
Dans le męme style que la punk IPA mais plus fin, plus élégant et plus mature. Mais moins explosif.


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