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

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17278) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (16991) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16856) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 500ml (Beer Hunters). Golden color, slightly hayish, decent white head, lace. Dry grassy and oily aroma. Medium-bodied. Resin, some citrus, reasonably long aftertaste. Unfortunately quite simple and not very westcoastish. Dissapointment from Thornbridge.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Tap @ Christian 4tal Pale Ale Festival 2016, Odense. Pours clear golden with a creamy white head. Straw, grass and peach. Dry hoppy finish with a dusty citrus hoppy note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15277) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
Backlog. Tap @ Cockney as "Bear State". Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, floral, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, floral, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14041) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12883) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12504) - 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.


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