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Thornbridge West Coast IPA

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96
95
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
leebotton (383) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bear State. Floral, slight orange aroma but generally delicate in nature. A hint of light caramelised butter. Very clear deep orange. Flavour is slightly spicy orange with a hint of light toffee and medium bitterness. Itís fine but like many other Thornbridge beers, doesnít live up to the hype surrouding them as far as Iím concerned.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamnowek (1139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
Like everyone else, I had this served to me as Bear State. Long-lasting, fairly dense head. Aroma is white grapes. Taste is light bitterness with a hint of champagne in the background.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1965) - GREECE - JAN 25, 2016
From tap at the Lazy Bulldog, Athens, as "Thornbridge Bear State". Light unclear golden color with white head. Hoppy aroma and light malty, grassy, floral, light citrusy, some pine, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3168) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle, as Bear State. Just hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of mandarins, some lime and grapefruit, hay, pine, mango.Quite sweet but no caramel - peach (touch of the tinned variety), mango, mandarin. Pine is there with the bitterness just to keep things under control really. Pretty good. Not very American.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2729) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle fromReal Ale Store, Newark. As Bear State. Golden colour with a big white head. Tropical and citrus aroma. Taste slight oily resin with a sweet taste and light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1228) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Hazy golden ochre, slightly sparkling, one finger frothy white head is medium long and gives ok lacing. Sweet and mildly bitter aroma is fruity with tangerine and mango, toasted malt under, bit butterscotch. Medium body, bitter, semidry, full mouthfeel, lightly sticky, more malt than in aroma, quite long malty finish. Balanced, nice flavors, easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cokolwiek11 (243) - POLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Light gold ale with nice white head. Aroma: Wow. Very sweet, some citrus, something like manuka honey? White fruits, like melon, white grapes. Very nice. Taste: sweet, with short but sharp bitter, flavours as in aroma: white fruits, manuka honey, citrus. Palate: light to meidum body, medium saturation. Dry. Overall: Very tasty beer. Very nice smell and taste, kinda weird, this manuka honey with vanilla note- did not expect that at all. I wonder if there was sorachi ace hop added.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kostasgiotis (61) - GREECE - JAN 5, 2016
aromas are piny,hoppy.The taste is a blast of hop extract.at first is kind of sweet but soon hop bitterness kicks in.body is medium to full

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours clear golden with a big frothy head. The aroma features strong citrusy fruitiness, some tropical notes and a fairly noticeable touch of grass. Taste is dry, crisp and bitter. Citrus fruitiness dominates with orange, lemon and grapefruit running the show. The palate is medium-bodied, smooth and average in carbonation. Quality stuff but hoppiness could be a bit stronger.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1217) - , CYPRUS - DEC 26, 2015
Draught. Clear yellow colour. Pine and citrus hop aroma and flavour. Finishes with light bitterness


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