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

bottled
common

on tap
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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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1665) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
On cask @ Beauchief Hotel - Lovely fruity maltiness with a bit of gentle fizz. Superb beer.Can’t fault it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (685) - - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield (named bear state). Clear yellow with nice glossy and lacy white head. Aroma is great tropical hops, grapefruit and lychee. Taste is lovely and crisp and bitter. Nice oily full body and slightly prickly carbonation. Very good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Draft @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Bitter, refreshing, a perfect example of west coast IPA, very tasty and hoppy. Impressive!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4306) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 31, 2015
Golden body, stable grey lace. Hugely hoppy and surprisingly smooth still, in a good way, totally not sharp. Light malts used to further highlight the hops. Abv within bounds and perfectly warming. Superb palate. Yum! (50cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2015
2/V/15 - on tap @ Tilquin English Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2015-571) Thanks to the ratebeer crew and other people for sharing today’s beers!

Clear yellow to blond beer, creamy off-white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, fruity, passion fruit, grapefruit, caramel, malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, lots of exotic fruits, resinous, piny, bit sweet, very nice. Aftertaste: bitter, grapefruit, citrus, more citrus, bit grassy, lovely stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
(tap - keg) Amber coloured, hazy, with an average fizzy white head and good lacing. Intense citrus aroma, mainly lemon and lime, but grapefruit as well. Even some passion fruit/tropical fruit and freshly-mown grass. But the lemon peel is quite dominant. Moderate bitterness, light acidic flavour, long finish with loads of hops remaining on the palate. Light to medium body, dry texture, slightly sticky, lively carbonation. Delicious. I can’t believe how lemony this is!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. As "Bear State". Clear gold. Bubbly, messy, lasting, white head. Lovely, fusty orange. Peach. Pine resin. Something a little tart, along the lines of red gooseberry. The sweetness comes across as vanilla, and chewy toffee. Zesty, fruity, sweet, and smelling fantastic. Drinks soft, chewy, spicy, fruity bitter. Full bodied, but fresh. Finishes lingering, slightly chewy bitter. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (236) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry (sold as Bear State) strong pine, tropical, grapefruit aroma. Tastes of peach, citrus, pine, strong bitter finish. All the hallmarks of a classic West Coast IPA. Delicious. Another Thornbridge winner.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle from Ruprai, Brum. Lovely, delicious IPA. It reminded me of being shrunk (perhaps during a hilariously mismanaged scientific experiment), then placed inside a bottle of orange, lemon and pineapple squash; then yawning a neutrino hop. Just like that actually.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14040) - 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.


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