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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask & Cold Filtered Bottle; Regular.
Typical of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine, this wonderful South Pacific Ale has a great grassy nose with kiwi fruits in abundance. The wonderful fruity mouth gives way to a great bitter finish. 5.2%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of citrussy and flowery hops. Taste is dry and hoppy, good amounts of citrussy and flowery hops, lingering to the end. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle@Home. Citrus, garlic and onion aroma. Pale yellow, white head, good lace. Sweet, citrus, garlic, rather bitter finish. Light and refreshing. Very easy going.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3268) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle: Fruity nose of hops, kiwi, citrus and elderberries. Flavor is mainly hoppy and a bit malty, nice notes of white wine, citrus, herbal hops and grapefruit. Light to medium bitter, dry finish. Marvelous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Hazy bright yellow, bubbly white head that retains deep into the glass. Aroma is quite intense; lots of lime, gooseberry, guava. Lip-smacking tart/bitter fruit hops load the palate: lime zest, guava, feijoa (there’s a fruit I haven’t thought about in a while!). So good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Thornbridge Kipling
Date: August 06, 2011
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: cloudy yellow, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: light floral flavor, grassy, touch of sweetness, plenty of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pale amber color, nice off-white head that sticks around. The nose is nicely grassy and breezy. Pineapple and citrus notes on display. The taste is lightly sweet with a somewhat bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light and simple. Good beer for spring/summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Cask at redlight. Gold pour with a tiny white head. Scent is hoppy pine. Juicy hop taste. Good

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
On cask at jdw, stone. Pours golden with a thin head. Apparently this tastes of kiwi but it was more like a grapefruit fruit beer. Nice but due to the sweetness was a bit sickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman (1458) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Draft. Pale yellow, clear, almost no head. Light fruitiness, very mild aroma - almost nothing (may have been served too cold). Not one I’ll go back to.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate grass hop and tropical fruit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I shared this with a freind.


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