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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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%


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rockape7939 (2) - - APR 16, 2012 does not count
on tap at the duke william burslem stoke on trent quite simply the rolls royce of beers

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nutpea (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2009
Tried at GBBF what a beer it’s a travesty that this wasn’t crowned as the best beer and only recieved a silver. I think my favourite thing about this beer, apart from the beautiful aroma, creamy mango sorbet and steamed vine leaves is the pithy grapefruit bitterness that really makes this beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichardW (1511) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
500ml Bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. First impressions: MY GOD!! The colour, the appearance, the aroma, the taste, the dryness, the texture, the quality, the start, the finish. Biscuity, big, bold, beautiful. Charismatic, characterful, concise, captivating. As beers go, this is UP THERE with the very, very best.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 50 cl. bottle @ home – “Expired” according to the bottle which carries the best before date 03.07.2011 – making this probably 2009 Vintage since if I am not mistaken they take 2 years for their beer – It has held up great – Another great rare (here) that I got from the Alvinne beer store / I got this one upon recommendation from Glenn, not so much recommendation as much as the fact that he talked about it as an amazing everyday & session beer and a favourite of his – A: slightly hazy golden wheat colour with a small white head – S: sharp, clean, bitter herbal hop smell, very floral with a hint of lemon zest & plenty of grass – T: bitter lots of sharp bitter herbal & grass hops, hint of floral, Thornbridge yeast, lots of hay, hint of bitter sweet white grapes in the back – B: sharp, clean, bitter, easy drinking & very sessionable, medium carb – This is basically a much better version of the Jaipur which I also quite liked, not overly complex but very delicious and drinks away greatly, happy with what was overall my 5th beer from them, not the most impressive of breweries but if you can get this at a decent price, definitely worth checking out /// had this one a couple of more times, phenomenal hop profile, very easy to drink, brilliant, one of the best "IPA’s" out there, increased score from 4.3 to 4.8

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 500ml Bottle. The aroma is very weak but of earthy and malty hints. It pours reasonably well into an initial think creamy white head, but this is quite speedily disapating. Colour is a light straw.- just a few shades darker than a budweiser believe it or not. Taste OMFG!!!!!!! Kiwi, grapefruit, passion fruit, honey dew melon and papaya (as another reviewer said) - a beautifully fresh taste giving way to quite a dry finish of grapefruit - all the time having a malty biscuity overtone -SUPERB!!! If it wasnt for the fast disappearing head this would be top of the list fave by a long shot!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - SEP 12, 2012
Questa birra mi è prpoprio piaciuta tanto! Bella bionda limpida, schiuma bianca che svanicse velocemente! Aroma intenso di frutta tropicale cosi come il sapore banana litchi anans! Retrogusto lungo e persistente!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheAleTrail (2) - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
When fresh and a good batch this beer from Bakewell is a lesson in how to use Nelson Sauvin. Refreshing yet bitter, massive grapefruit tartness edged with a subtle sweet juicy hopiness. My go to beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2007. Beer of the festival for me. Gold colour with lasting white head. Lovely, lovely aroma, fruits are limes, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, gooseberry, like a New World Sauvignon Blanc. Stunning in mouth. Awesome. The amount of fruity hop, great condtion, fresh, not flabby or astringent. Just fantastic flavour.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch (3279) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Bottles from mybrewerytap.com, Waitrose & Great Grog. Cask @ Bon Accord. Complex cereal tropical fruit aroma. Hazy pale yellow colour with a good head. Dry biscuit, citrus & tropical fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Bottle better than cask.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1858) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2009
Cask, Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Golden with a thick creamy white head. Grapefruity hoppy, clean and crisp, excellent mouthfeel. Maybe not as good as the Jaipur IPA but bloody good non-the-less.


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