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

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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

4
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1288) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Notes of passion fruit, papaya, orange zest, honey. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation and a orange bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (532) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
50cl. Clear light gold with frothy head. A: slightly tart exotic fruit, citrus, light pine, malts and light hay. T: follows aroma, nicely balanced, tartness has completely mellowed out. Medium bitter development with cactus and lime notes. Medium bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (730) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
Very pale with foamy head. Balanced malts and bitter hops. Palate is fantastic nutty malts and fresh resiny hops all in balance. Not mind blowing ipa but a really drinkable one and a throwback to when ipas were accessible and not psychotic. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1877) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Elle est très pâle et n’a, pour ainsi dire, pas de mousse.Un gros nez sulfureux et de sauce soya. Les saveurs ressemblent à de la vinaigrette sucrée et du gazon mouillé. Pas agréable à boire, sans que ce soit un désastre, mais tout est relatif. Celle-ci avait de tout évidence un problème. (M.A. 27-10-16) (1863-300616)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (174) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2016 Cask@Charlies. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is light malty with some biscuit and citrussy and piney hoppines. Taste is light malty with a distinct hoppiness with prominent citrus, pine and grass. Finish is bitter and hoppy yet light malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1682) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is herbs with fruits and some malts. Taste is bitter with some fruits and biscuits. Aftertaste is bitter with hints of malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mishnok (50) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
From 500ml bottle. Pour golden yellow with a head that disappears after a time. Soft carbonation. Refreshing, fruity taste, mangos and lemon. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (396) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours clear pale golden colour, much like a Pilsner with foamy bubbly white head which soon settles. Aroma is grassy, grapefruit, citrus zest and a bit of mango. Taste is initially mild smooth sweet then noticably clean bitter which is quite long lasting. Quite bubbly and slightly slick, Overall a nice IPA

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
djkatt (47) - - JUN 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Served in shaker @ 5-6 deg celsius from 500 ml bottle BBE 07.04.17 Pours pale with a moderate head of foam, which dissipates rather rapidly. The aroma is earthy and besides makes me think of pine resin, hay, grass and bitter hops. The taste is bitter, somewhat citrusy and metallic, without any appreciable sweetness and hardly any balance. The bitterness, which appears to be the dominant taste characteristic, lingers on uncomfortably for a whole while as an aftertaste. Depending on Thornbridge's idea of shelf life, the beer might not be fresh and might have lost some character on that account, but I am nevertheless not at all impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (1576) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2016
On tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear, yellow/golden pour with a big, white head. Aroma has citrus, hops, grains, old, fermented citrus fruits, light pale malts. Taste is dry, bitter, tiny sweetness. Average carbonation and a rather oily body.


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