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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 886   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle conditioned. A hazy yellow beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is quite light with primary notes of citrus, while the flavor is sweet malty with a light touch of citrus, leading to a dry and very bitter end. Nice UK IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Cask at Peterborough BF ’06. Straw gold colour. Fruity aroma included strawberry and melon. Taste was sweet, fruity and alcoholic. Not particularly bitter. Cask at GBBF ’07. Sweet aroma with some sourness. Late bitter finish. Still rates 3.2

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
(Cask) Clear, golden with a creamy, white head leaving some laces. Fresh, citric aroma. Medium-bodied, very dry and citric with a lightly bitter finish. 281006

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2007
Thankks to Duff...The label says Premium IPA not Bitter. Cloudy yellow with small head. Prickly hops, pine scent and minimal malty sweetness. A tad too perfumy and lacking balance in the malt depot. Finishes with some woody tones. Overall its a bit too fizzy, all hops more bittering than flavorfull, little malt, watery and actualy more like a bitter than an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Blackfriers. Aroma is tropical fruits, hints at sweet mandarin peel and sweet pale malts, alcohol noteable. Taste is similar not overly sweet but a bit too sweet and alcoholic for what i expected. In a head to head the brewdog punk ipa would win hands down.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
[cask at EBF 2008] Strong citrusy hops with slight caramel in the nose--crisp. Clear gold with wispy white on top. Excellent balance of bitterness and strong hops flavour with notes of apple, lemon, and cinnamon. Bitter finish that is almost crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2009
On cask at Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, Minnesota. Had a light golden/orange pour with some light citrus and hop bitterness with a little grapefruit in the finish. Well blended brew but was very under-carbonated at the festival. Pretty good but the carbonation took away quite a bit making the brew a bit too fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a hazy yellow with a white head and spotted lace. aroma was citrus, pepper, and orange. flavor was citrus, pepper, pine, and grass. light body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Poured a hazy, neon green to straw color with a bibg bubble, bright white head that had little retention and webby lace. Very nice floral hops, lemon zest, lemongrass. Taste is piney bitter, tree bark bitter, lots of lemony EKG hops. Refreshing and very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Draft. Pours yellow with a white head. Flavor of fuggles and EKG hops.. has a tart lemony flavor with some cardboard. Still better than every other English IPA I’ve tried.


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