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


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1712) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (3900) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Hazy yellow amber, reasonable head. Oaty hop aroma. Tropical fruit & hop flavour. Slightly spicy tropical fruit aftertaste. Another best recent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (752) - - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4340) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6612) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (166) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 26, 2015
Poured orange with white head. Very fruity aroma. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Tastes of tangerine, blood orange, orange, grapefruit, pine. Beautiful beer. Lovely hoppiness to this. Recommend

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (2841) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (257) - 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.

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