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

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RATINGS: 1059   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask @ The Devonshire Cat in Sheffield. Not my style but I really enjoyed this. Very hoppy and well rounded, all the usual citric and floral descriptions spring to mind but its jolly good stuff. A very delicate sweetness is what does it I think. Good beer,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5102) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle. Clear pale golden, almost yellow, with a big white foam. Interesting grassy and somewhat fruity hop aroma. Good apple hop flavours, dry and bitter, woody touch in the finish. Fizzy. A nice English IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Biggish creamy white head with strange bubble formations on top. Slightly hazy pale yellow body. Resiny, fruity hop aroma with pine needle notes and grapefruit. Clear and pure. Taste is dry-sweet, powerful citric, fruity, resiny hop taste. Faintly thick mouthfeel from the hops, very clean, soft and chalky. Bitter, oily hop aftertaste. Very good for an English IPA. (0.25l on p. Later 0.1l taster at EBF’08.)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5163) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 Cask hand-pump at the Waggon & Horses (JDW), Alfreton, Derbyshire. Clear golden pint with a creamy white head; clean fresh citrus aroma; rich grapefruit flavour; with a dry and slightly jammy finish. Excellent.(6/4/6/4/16=3.6)

50cl bottle from Waitrose. Poured pale straw with a clean white head; fresh hoppy aroma with some citrus; rich flavour, full of dry hoppiness, and a pleasantly long hoppy finish. (6/4/7/4/16).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2007
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2007. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma with citrus hints. Sweet malty and fruity hoppy flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Long malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 7th Feb 2008. The first thing you notice is the very strong lemon aroma. Appearance wise, it’s a clear gold. Simple hoppy IPA flavour with a really bitter hop flavour kicking in late for an extremely dry finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 (Re-rate, cask at White Horse on Parson’s Green) I’ve been waiting for a chance to re-rate this beer. The looks were ok: golden and clear. Hops were clearly present in both taste and aroma. The hop characters were fruitiness and pine. Fortunately, hops weren’t too dominating. Malty, medium bodied beer was there underneath and created nice balance. Aftertaste lasted long. Old rating: 6-4-7-3-14=3.4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
Cask at EBF, Copenhagen. Grassy hops dominate. Not an extreme beer, just a solid, well composed IPA, well balanced between malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
Gravity cask at the Peterborough Beer Fest Aug 08. Golden yellow with a white head.Lovely hoppy aroma with strong notes of tropical fruits. The flavour is a hoppy explosion of citrus and tropical fruits, on a distinctly sweet base. Long hoppy aftertaste. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Orange colour, white head. Aroma has bitter hops and fruits. Flavour is very hoppy and bitter. Fruity with a dry finish. This is good stuff.


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