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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: 31   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (916) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottled; Bear State; thanks to Alex at Ale House. Nice white lacing. Golden. Nice Green Flash elements going on here. Some great pilsner malt. Absurdly clean. Good bitterness. Nice mangos and grapefruit. Nice work. Love this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1845) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear golden body a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of pine needles, orange and peach. Flavour of grass, sawdust, orange and apricot. Spicy hop finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Not as punchy as I expected but it’s very drinkable and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen as Bear State. Pours clear golden. Nose is exotic fruits, sweet fruits, grapefruit, zest. Taste is orange, passionfruit, pine, herbs, caramel malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8099) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle as Bear State West Cost IPA, from Beermoth, Northern Quarter, Manchester, purchased and consumed later at Holiday Inn Express, Oxford Road, after Godspeed You! Black Emperor gig on Friday 17th April 2015 I have poured this into a green glass so determining the colour is a tad awkward but I am guessing golden with a white head. a touch of pine on the aroma with some late citrus (grapefruit) coming through. Sweet and malty but not too malty and a bit dry. A dab of tropicana about this as well. Like it. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2057) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Draught at Black Door. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, pine, mango and resin. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, mango and resin. Very nice IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1667) - Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap @ Thornbridge Tap Takeover @ Black Door, Helsinki. Pours a somewhat dark yellow with a good, white head. Aroma is citrus, some exotic fruitiness, orange peel. Taste is citrus, some strong biscuitness, fruity. Turns a bit off, wooden on finish. Fairly full.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4348) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 16, 2015
Draught @ Black Door, Helsinki (as Bear State) Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fresh juicy fruits, orange peel, citrus, pine, resin and caramely malts. Taste is smooth, malty and fresh hoppy with loads of bitter fruits, pine, resin, hints of orange peel and herbal notes. Finish is malty, fruity and lingering bitter with some herbal hoppiness and caramely notes. Fresh and quite tasty malty IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2948) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2015
Draught. Golden in color, thick whitish head. Citrus fruityness and piney forresty notes in aroma, they’re not that intensive though and sadly even some off-notes appears later on. Fruity lemon, some summer meadowy notes and grapefruity bitterness in taste. Bit of malts on the side. Bitter and somewhat fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4042) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden amber pour with a big frothy off white head, fresh pine aroma, taste has light caramel, tangerine, bitter grapefruit, decent bitterness, excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
500ml bottle, as Bear State, from beeritz. Dry biscuit malt and subtle citrus in the nose, pink grapefruit and lime, zesty sherbety middle leading into a finish that has perfect balance, light dry bitterness on the finish, very crisp. Light medium bodied, texture is oily. So easy to drink, the bottle was gone in no time.


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