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Thornbridge West Coast IPA

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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013

Draught @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, resin notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, citrus, fruity, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130118]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1346) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Tap @ CBC Brixton. Pours hazy gold with white head. Earthy fruity hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, citrus, some earthiness, some bubblegum and pleasant bitter finish. Well balanced, plenty going on and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - APR 21, 2013
Keg London, poured in a tulip and enjoyed outside in the sun. Yellow very little head. Low carbonation, mid body, oily texture. Malty sweetness to start very piney from the hops, dry bitter finish with some astringency. Authentic copy of a West Coast IPA. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
Keg at Craft, islington, 12th April 2013, very nice IPA, well balanced, lots if citrus and pine, could drink lots of this

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
(tap - keg) Amber coloured, hazy, with an average fizzy white head and good lacing. Intense citrus aroma, mainly lemon and lime, but grapefruit as well. Even some passion fruit/tropical fruit and freshly-mown grass. But the lemon peel is quite dominant. Moderate bitterness, light acidic flavour, long finish with loads of hops remaining on the palate. Light to medium body, dry texture, slightly sticky, lively carbonation. Delicious. I can’t believe how lemony this is!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13217) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
On tap at Craft Islington. Clear mid gold with lasting white head. Yes now us a nicely hoppy ipa. Almost on the radox side of piney. Not a huge aroma. Sherberty hops in mouth. Just a crash of piney grapefruit and lemon. Pretty damn good and a sublime ipa from an English brewer. Lovely. More please barman. Hides abv well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1929) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Keg at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A clear amber/golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, tropical fruit, slightly sweet, pine, malty. Smooth and easy drinking. Decent IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Fra fat på Craft Beer Co, Brixton 4 Nov 12. Aprikosfarget med litt rødskjær. Litt uklar. OK litt luftig skum som varer og fester seg til glasset. Bra fruktig aroma. Smaken veldig syrlig. Sitron. Ettersmaken det samme.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
Tap at Craft Beer Co in Brixton, half-pint shared with Finn. Good amount of lacing down the glass. A few patches on the surface. Near-clear, amber coloured body. Fresh citrus fruits to the nose. Fresh fruity taste of pineapples and grapefruits added by apricot beneath. Fine lingering bitter ending. Medium bodied. A well-made and satisfying IPA (London, 04.11.2012).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On tap at Cask, Pimlico. Probably the best of the several IPAs I’ve had from Thornbridge, and among the better English approximations of the West Coast style for sure. Elegant and bright light orange pour, nice filmy head and a clean, earthy look to the brew. Big booming tropical fruits in the nose, heavy on the mango and tangerine. Full mouthfeel, but not heavy, and with a light spicy tickle on the palate. Dry and bitter hops balance out the floral, fruity sweetness from the nose. It’s a terrifically well balanced, inviting, and complex IPA.


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