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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4164) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2159) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Bottle bier huis ossett. Golden ok head. Lots of topical pine in aroma and taste good sweet malty backbone nice long bitter finish. Good mouthfeel. Good stuff

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1172) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Draught. Golden color, lacy thin head. Starts with citrusy, grapefruity and peachy hops. A hint of grass, light caramel as well. Dry, slightly biscuity malts, some creamy caramel, grapefruit juice, gooseberry. Lingering, fruity and slightly resinous hop flavor. Medium body, malty and smooth, quite low carbonation. Good stuff.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
25th September 2012
Craft. Clear amber beer, small cream coloured head. Palate is soft but with a stinging carbonation lurking. Nice sweet hops! Sweet pine with sweet generic fruits - orange and peach most readily identifiable. Malt cream. Minerals. Crisp finish. Nice beer!

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1171) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
Keg at Craft, islington, 12th April 2013, very nice IPA, well balanced, lots if citrus and pine, could drink lots of this

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4566) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1473) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen as Bear State. Pours clear golden. Nose is exotic fruits, sweet fruits, grapefruit, zest. Taste is orange, passionfruit, pine, herbs, caramel malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1010) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottled; Bear State; thanks to Alex at Ale House. Nice white lacing. Golden. Nice Green Flash elements going on here. Some great pilsner malt. Absurdly clean. Good bitterness. Nice mangos and grapefruit. Nice work. Love this.


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