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Thornbridge Rattle Snake

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

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The lastest brew in Thornbridge’s landlord challenge. A well balanced IPA with huge fruity hop flavours brewed with staff from The Greystones, Sheffield.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Pungent, almost aggressive fresh aroma. Simple light grains. Smooth simple palate, feels so good after so much fucking keg bollocks, soft and not harsh. Taste is pretty simple, light grains, husky bitterness. Finish very bitter. Add the foftness of the body, and THIS IS WHY I LIKE GOOD REAL ALES. Bitterness from hops rather than the fake "bitterness" that idiots get from cabonic acid. OK, rant over. Deep down it’s quite a disappointing beer. there’s the bitterness, but there’s no other reaon to demand some hops. Hops for the sake of hops. Meh, whatever. Just give me tasty beer, that’s all I ask.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6258) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask @ Black Door. Aroma has fruity hops, some pineapples and resiny tones. Flavour has minerals, fruity hops and gooseberry bush leaves. Finishes with acrid herbal bitterness. Rather rich for a real ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear light orange with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, floral, citrus, orange, some sweetness, hops on malts. Little bit of soapy but very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield. Pours golden with a slight haze. Hoppy American IPA, but not as good as I expected. Many of these are much smoother than this. Decent enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask in The Wharf, Macclesfield. Dark cloudy orange with a thin almost white head. Aroma is orange peel, hops, floral hops. Flavour is hoppy, mellow and drinkable. Pretty good, didn’t wow me but drank well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1499) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Thought I’d better rate this seeing as I added it! Hazy orange body, fluffy white head. Nose of soft citrus, tangerine, mandarin etc. Taste is syrupy, sweet and heavy on the booze. Very well rounded mouthful, very nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16552) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 19th August 2013
Euston Tap. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, good off white head. Soft and light palate with a little fine carbonation. Light touch of Elderflower. Minor malt dust and light malt cream. Soft marmalade and a dash of citrus. Finishes semi dry. Quite a smooth IPA but compared with the others I’ve had tonight - well it’s a bit muted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (12635) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap - London. Pours mostly. Lear gold with a soft, foamy white head. Not much happening in the aroma , some mellow hibts of tangerine maybe, a bit of dry pine. Medium sweet flavor with a fairly pronounced booziness, modest bready pale malts, tangerine, orange rind, light dirty grass bitterness. Medium bodied with soft to fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with subtle sticky pine, a bit of alcohol, dry tangerine, melon, pine needles. Slow starter but gets a bit better as you drink it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7349) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Cask handpull, The Wharf, Macclesfield, 10/08/13. Nose big waft of pink-green tropical fruit; flowers, papaya, overripe melon, little bit of almond. Dusty gold draped with fine white. Fine bitter tropical taste corruscating slightly with papaya, watermelon, bitter husk, nougat, trifle-like sliced peach, booze at the edges. Very nice; like Jaipur before it got watered down and spoonsified.


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