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

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
This English IPA is named after the second ship that took the original IPA to India. Light copper with a nose of fruit and berries, a gentle maltiness in the mouth and a wonderful citrus, lemon-pith bitterness.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Cask @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy orange color, virtually no head. Don’t get any aroma. Taste light to moderately malty, decently bitter, lightly hops, a hint of tea. Average body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16623) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Cask at CBC Clerko, dry hopped version from CBC Clerko’s 3rd birthday bash, 23/06/14. Clear golden with a moderate light beige head that retains well. Nose is earthy hops, melon, bread dough, perfumed notes, mandarin. Taste comprises floral tones, biscuit, caramel, bitter orange, citric pith. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter rinse. Ok - more English pale perhaps, not really enough hop presence to justify IPA in RB parlance!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
On tap at the Euston Tap, 26th May 2011. Gentle IPA. Amber, little head. Somewhat fruity and flowery nose & flavour but all too forgettable. Clean and light finish... or is that just because I had a 11.2% beer directly beforehand?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Dark Amber in colour. An IPA, brewed with English ingredients = a darker, dryer feel and much maltier than Jaipur. Very Hoppy; very earthy and spicy (peppery) hops, not resinous. Fruity; citrus grapefruit & lemon. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, toffee. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Earthy hops over sweet fruity malt base. Tangy, tasty. Very drinkable. Lovely English IPA!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (703) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
A slightly cloudy reddish brown body that is topped by an even layer of white foam. Nose has citrus fruits, pine, caramel and spices. Taste is sweetish with a nice bitter finish that lasts well. Coming from a cask this feel almost flat, the palate is fairly rich. The balance between bitterness and malts is pretty good but after a while this starts to feel overly sweet. This could be remedied by a higher carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a white foamy head. Good retention. Aroma of citrusy hops, apricot and toffee. Flavour of citrusy hops, fair amount of toffee, biscuit and mild herbal and earthy notes. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Finishes mildly sweet and bitter. Good drinkability. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6387) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
(Cask at Kuikka, 20131012) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was small, long lasting and white. Aroma had pine, grass, biscuits and mildly malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were pine, grass, malts, biscuits and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, malty and bitter. A balanced hoppy English ale. I liked.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 16, 2013
Cask at against the grain Dublin
, hazy amber, spicy orange bitters. Light carbonation, full body, pithy orange and malt sweetness. Fairly heavy and herbal bitterness. Hard going. 6 4 6 3 14

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogen (47) - ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Holy inadequate, Etruria. Handpull. Amber body, creamy white head. Toffee nose and palate. Smooth, not much hoppiness. Nice pint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
cask at the font ... copper ... thin creamy tan head ... soft sweet toffee ... light odd floral fruityness ... soft mellow ... light floral fruits ... soft tofee ... very mellow and middle of road .. no way id guess 6percent


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