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


on tap

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12963) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
On tap at Christian Firtal. Golden with a lasting white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine with a little malt. Sweetish malty and fruity flavour with light hops and a pleasant bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2015
Tap (Schrammi Keller, Tartu)
Lovely fruity hop aroma, but plenty of sweet caramelly malts too. Portends some stickiness or stodginess. Initial taste did show some signs of that, a bit of starchiness in the malts, but otherwise malty grainy, a little nutty, quite bitter. Some white peppery bitterness in the finish. Stays on the tongue for a while, but opens up to full leafy hop flowers. Reminds me of the midget hops we used to brew with. Covers the 7% well. Nice reclaim of the IPA style back onto English soil - I could run with this version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle shared with Jaap @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy yellow to light orange color, medium to full sized white head. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly citrus peel, lightly floral. Taste malts, hops, a bit floral, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10641) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10311) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9996) - 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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Draught at the Kerho, Tampere, Finland as Bear State. Golden color with a small white head. The aroma is fruity hops, sweetness and malt. The flavor is fruity hops, melon, moderate bitterness, malt and general satisfaction. Not a bad IPA at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9256) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8852) - 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

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