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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4642) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4504) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4077) - 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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at CPK. Pours a clear golden colour with a big white head. Long lasting foam and lot of carbonation streming off the bottom of the glass. Aroma is hop forward on the fruity side, with pineapple and citrus. Taste is similarly fruity but not overly bitter. Grapefruit and peaches with a touch of acidic note in the finish. Medium mouthfeel and well carbonated

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
On keg at The Cask Pub and Kitchen. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lingering pineapple and passion fruit again. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2949) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Keg London, poured in a tulip and enjoyed outside in the sun. Yellow very little head. Low carbonation, mid body, oily texture. Malty sweetness to start very piney from the hops, dry bitter finish with some astringency. Authentic copy of a West Coast IPA. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Keg at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A clear amber/golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, tropical fruit, slightly sweet, pine, malty. Smooth and easy drinking. Decent IPA.


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