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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4019) - 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 (332) - 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 (4353) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3306) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2016
As Bear State - West Coast IPA. 500ml bb08/2016, Geers. Bref: introduces boastful West Coast hop zest and pine character to a lovely spongecake of British maltiness. - Radiantly floral and zesty bouquet: lime leaf, sweet pine, Thai basil, pineapple. Love the round, near chewy mouthfeel, blond malts suffused with hop goodness like a sponge(cake), releasing: sweet pink grapefruit, dried zest, wet pine (bark) and a lovely pineapple sweetness running underneath along with a hard-to-pinpoint earthiness before the orange marmelade finish. - Love the British balance, not a Californian IBU club hammer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18075) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
500ml bottle, as Bear State, from beeritz. Dry biscuit malt and subtle citrus in the nose, pink grapefruit and lime, zesty sherbety middle leading into a finish that has perfect balance, light dry bitterness on the finish, very crisp. Light medium bodied, texture is oily. So easy to drink, the bottle was gone in no time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mt_hall (186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottled. A slightly hazy, gold/amber colour with a small off-white head. A good, fresh hoppy aroma, with some fruit and some resin. Big body in the mouth. Lots of dry, hoppy resin flavours, with a slightly earthy, bitter finish. Well balanced, clean, with nice warmth from the alcohol. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Small white head. Clear amber. Fruity and citric aroma. Bit sour, citric, very bitter.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (721) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Draught 1/2 pint (keg) at the Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, on 13-Aug-2015 - Thornbridge tap takeover as part of London Beer City 2015. Bear State West Coast IPA. Clear golden amber with a thick white head. Fruity pine aroma - lots of tropical fruits, grapefruit and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. A fruit packed hoppy flavour, lots of peach, passionfruit, orange and grapefruit. Nice malty caramel backbone and a hoppy bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (999) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Mikon luona 12/2015. Wonderful India pale ale, balanced, lots of fresh citric hops.


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