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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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The beer English breweries would brew if they played football the right way. This Extra Special Ale takes a classic style and gives it an American twist. Enjoy the complex malt profile and layers of sublime English hops. One taste will have you saying "Blimey!"


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, light grapefruit, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/earthy, orange, some caramel, bread, resin. Light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bombers from Capone’s and Wegman’s. Pours hazy deep coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, sudbued hops. Tastes of caramel malt, resiny hops, and some tannins in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Draught at MacGregors. Dark orange-amber, hazy, with a lacy head. Nose or tropical fruit and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, roasty caramel, pine, tropical fruits, some esters. Sweet treacle. Decent but not as nice as the other ipas. Rather sweet and caramelly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Cask pour at Dandelion Pub, Philly. Bright golden pour with a cider-y carbonation. Nose was hugely fruity, with sweet malts giving things a bit more shape than the aroma of some IPAs. Nice mouthfeel, a bit on the light side. Flavors are bright and pleasant, perhaps a bit one-dimensional sweet whereas the nose promises a tad more complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3786) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Comes out of the tap a luscious,crazy golden Amber with a thick and fine-bubbled buff head. Aroma is not strong, dusty and rather hoppy. Flavor, happily, delivers far more than what the wan Aromais promises: boldly hoppy with fruity and malty underpinnings, notes of hay and caramel. Texture is fairly firm and quite lively. Blimey, this is a good brewski!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From a bottle poured a copper color with a good amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2879) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Poured golden with a nice soft white head, decent lacing. Solid, resiny spruce aroma. Sweet and bitter grapefruit citrus notes play well together an make an excellent combination. The alcohol was well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2412) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Very foamy to start, dark copper. Leaves a rocky head with frothy suds on the side. Nose is caramel, malty, mild English hoppy notes. Taste is initially very nutty, a bit of tannins, dry, earthy, okay. Not my favorite but very well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1981) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
22oz bottle. Copper color with a huge and very foamy tan head. Balanced, earthy malt with toast, nuts, then a nice whack of hops that’s not too bitter. Decent strength. Would try again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gripweed57 (886) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color topped by a massive foamy, rocky beige head. Aroma is funky with notes of tobacco, yeast and earthy, floral hops. Taste is more funk with notes of plastic and bitter hops. Not very good.


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