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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

fishonmyplane's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Hazy and orange/amber in color - a little darker than a hefeweizen. Not overly hoppy or bitter, at least not compared to the IPA’s here in the states. Maybe this is massive hoppiness for a British beer ;-) The taste is great, though. A combination of hop bitterness, citrus notes (with a hint of sourness), and a light, bready flavor. Between this beer and Kipling, Thornbridge has quickly become my favorite British brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (516) - PORTUGAL - FEB 12, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 12C). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: hop predominant, with floral, slight herbaceous and citric notes. Some fruitiness present. Slight sweet malty background with an almost neutral presence (slightly grainy). APPEARANCE: pale gold and clear. average moussy white head, with moderate retention. TASTE: similar to the aroma with hop predominant notes but medium in intensity (floral, slight herbaceus, citric). supportive low sweet malt character with a slight grainy note. Balance towards hops. Medium to medium-high bitterness that lingerns in an almost dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. no hop astringency. OVERALL: a very nice English IPA with good hop notes, supported by a somewhat faint malt presence. it would benefit with a touch more malt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bjernhona (2) - UKRAINE - FEB 11, 2016 does not count
I prefer less bitter beers, though it’s citrus taste brought me directly to trappists Tripels :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (15) - MOLDOVA - FEB 7, 2016
Golden color, a bit murky. Floral aroma. Perfectly balanced body with the bitterness throughout entire palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatusBeer (85) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2016
500 ml bottle. Golden colour with white head off. Aroma of peach,mango,tropic fruits. Taste of peach,grapefruit,dry hoppy finish. Good IPA,but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Very pale golden, clear as a bell and a decent white cap and lacing. Nose is grassy, spritzy citrus and salty mineral sweetness. Initial taste is lean, crisp enough juiciness but more floral and quenching than anything else. Superb mouthfeel, as with all Thornbridge output this is smash city, clean and salty mouthfeel. Finishes clean again, gritty bitterness and a lean again salty enough linger. Don’t remember it having such a savoury soft herbal buzz but, it’s all good. Not quite as crispbread and juicy as I had on Keg recently.

Bottle, Waitrose. Bottled 05.11.16

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (247) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Hazy, sunny golden color and a bright white head are promising. A promiss that is first kept by the wonderful aroma of grape- and passion fruit. A tiny hint of honeymelon keeps is round and smooth, refreshingly fuity. The promiss is also kept by the taste. Intriguingly crisp, citric, fresh and dry without raping your palates. This is a reference in new british IPA’s. Absolutely hop forward, but geniously integrated and smooth with a wonderful dry-bitter finish that lingers but doesn’t glue your palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (102) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2016
500ml bottle from alko. Small white head, light golden colour. Average carbonation. Aroma has citrus, floral hoppiness and some spiciness. Light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amhart88 (67) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Sweet floral aroma. Flavours of citrus zest, some honey. Pale golden colour. Lingering bitter finish, quite tangy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gildnerk (191) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2015
Tap. Pours light yellow, hardly any head. Aromas are sweet with ripe peach notes. Tastes very mature and ripe, with a hoppy, musty foreground and a strange astringent peppermint-like note at the tail end. Lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patdelichte (175) - - DEC 27, 2015
26-12-2015 Delft, 2015 Lekkere pale ale. Mooie gele kleur. Ruikt en smaakt heel fris. Zoete smaak naar citrus/grapefruit. Lekkere zachte bittere nasmaak.

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