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

bottled
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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle 500ml as "Thornbridge Bear State" @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, citrus, grape and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9363) - 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 (9061) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle as Bear State. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty grainy toasted malts with light pine and hints of mushroom funk. Lemon with hedgerow and mango. Flavours are grapefruit with nutty, husky malts and hints of cocoa powder.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8332) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2015
Draft @ Tilquin English beer festival, 2015. Dorée, col blanc. Arôme offre un bouquet intéressant huileux-houblonné, résineux et houblons typique des 3-C. Pointe d’agrumes en rétro. Palais est renfermé et houblonné assez plaisant, Simcoe-like, Centennial, note de pin et de forêt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7542) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Tap @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Fruity, moderately malty and grassy. Flavor is the same, some malts on the side. Decent.
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7119) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Draught @ Konttori, Tampere. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of floral hops, grainy malts and grapefruit. Flavour of crisp hoppiness, mild caramel sweetness, some grains and grapefruit. Crisp. Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear golden, nose is cheesy and herbal, taste is dry, light fruit, sweet, salty. 2.9 Keg at the Hanging bat, blind tasting. Pours clear golden amber, nose is sweaty, grassy, taste is dry, herbal, grassy. 2.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of resinous hops. Taste is slightly chalky, hop bitter. Medium body, bitter finish.


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