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Thornbridge West Coast IPA

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


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Draft @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell EC1. As Bear State. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy grapefruit bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutjunkie (86) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Pours hazy blonde, thin white head. Smells fruity and sweet. nice fruity flavour, light body and medium dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
500ml bottle: labelled as Bear State. Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped pint glass at home on 20th Nov 2015. Slight haze to the light golden body, on top a full foam blanket of tightly knit bubbles. Piny hop nose and taste, proper Californian style IPA, grapefruit flavours coming through, citrusy and powerful: very pleasant. The alcohol level helps, but this is an easy drinking hoppy monster that would sit happily alongside some of the big hitters on the American West Coast, certainly the ones I have tried anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (785) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
kran w jabeerwocky. na szybko: pod kazdym wzgledem standardowe, dosc sesyjne IPA, owocowe, lekkie, przyjemne... jedna zaskakujaca rzecz wlasciwie tylko, i to dzialajaca in plus: to piwo jest ewidentnie slodkie, i to nie na modle karmelowa a owocowa. Bardzo mi to pasuje w smaku.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jyrsa (278) - - NOV 4, 2015
Pours light amber with lots of bubbles and medium persistent head. Caramel and tropical fruit in the nose. Grassy and treelike bitterness, slightly dusty palate and a long, hoppy after taste. The aroma could be more complex but the palate and taste are interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (993) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 3, 2015
At the Belgrade-Serbia tasting on 31/10/2015. On tap at Samo Pivo pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Pours clear golden color, medium white head. Nose: a bit old, cookies, lavender, sweet notes. Mouth: malty-peppery feel, on the malty side with a decent bitter end. Not properly in style but quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (515) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Szalenie przyjemna West Coast IPA. Może nie wybijajaca się ponad obowiązujące standardy, ale pijalność wynagradza wszystko. Piwo do żłopania hektolitrami.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle. Golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness with some citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and light tropical fruitiness, citrus - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint caramel and fruitiness, lots of piney - some citrus hoppyness. Nice IPA - not sweet/too much caramel. Maybe could use more fruitiness in the flavour/finish to get more body. Nice but not top notch - well hopped but bit one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (2183) - NORWAY - OCT 26, 2015
From tap as Thornbridge Bear State at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.10.15. Pale and golden straw colour. Off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus zest and a hint of biscuits. Similar taste, with pale malt and some ginger and ripe papaya.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2015
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of flowery and resiny hops. Taste is light sweet fruity with a decent dry bitter finish, herbal and perfumed hops.

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