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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 (35066) - 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]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
25th September 2012
Craft. Clear amber beer, small cream coloured head. Palate is soft but with a stinging carbonation lurking. Nice sweet hops! Sweet pine with sweet generic fruits - orange and peach most readily identifiable. Malt cream. Minerals. Crisp finish. Nice beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13735) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11029) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Keg at CPK, London. Pours clear, orange-gold with a fine, white cream head. Lovely dry pine and orange nose. Very smooth flavor, well rounded, light to medium sweet with touches of pine, toasted malts, orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, great balance, moderate sweetness, pleasant hop kick of pine, lightly toasted grass, tangerine and grapefruit. Excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 03/09/12. Clear golden with a medium off-white head. Hops, pine, tropical fruits on the nose. Taste as nose with caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied and carbonation leading to a bitter sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8065) - 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).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Keg at Craft Beer Co Brixton. It pours amber with a medium white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, peach, Irn Bru, pine, grass and floral notes. The taste is sweet orange, zesty, grapefruit, peach, resin, pine, Irn Bru and Parma Violets with a bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly syrupy mouth-feel. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Keg @ CPK. The pour’s deep, hazy amber orange with a massive white head. The nose is burning floral hops, mild cheddar cheese, some apricot and glazed brioche bread. Light grapefruit. The taste is mild tropical mango, some meaty peach and summer fruit sweetness. Apricot. A hefty malt presence reigns in the bitter finish of this beer. Good balance. A bit syrupy. Very smooth for the ABV. Overall, quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4210) - 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.

3.9
   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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