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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1930) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
@ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Hazy blond colour, white foam. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Sweet hints of tropical fruit with bitter hoppy aftertaste. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4902) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
Sampled draft as “Bear State”@ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Clear pale, creamy white. Bitter floral nose, bitter grass, herbal, light malts,… Taste is bitter grass, floral, herbal with some herbal caramel malts, pine resin hops,… Dry malt body. Bit too herbal, floral profile for me but nice still.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marthares (24) - - MAY 3, 2015
Pours pale, transparent, thin foam but persistent carbonation, resina/pine flavours, nice brew but the aftertaste is perhaps too thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9682) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Sampled @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015
Klare kräftig goldene Farbe, schöne weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig hopfig, dezent bitter, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, grasig bitter, frisch, Citrusfrüchte.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guiroul33 (197) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Draft @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Bitter, refreshing, a perfect example of west coast IPA, very tasty and hoppy. Impressive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (898) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
Draft at Tilquin English Beerfestival. Golden little head. Spicy, hoppy smell. Hoppy, west-coast. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2115) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Bottle bier huis ossett. Golden ok head. Lots of topical pine in aroma and taste good sweet malty backbone nice long bitter finish. Good mouthfeel. Good stuff

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (563) - - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield (named bear state). Clear yellow with nice glossy and lacy white head. Aroma is great tropical hops, grapefruit and lychee. Taste is lovely and crisp and bitter. Nice oily full body and slightly prickly carbonation. Very good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (952) - 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 (1861) - 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.


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