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

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask conditioned & bottled; regular
An American IPA. Hops, hops and more hops - totally awesome! (Absolutely marvellous, to you and I.)
Recipe #213
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Caramalt, Rye
Hops: Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Apollo, Chinook, Kotatu


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8299) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
bottle from Darts Farm. Deep golden colour, mid-sized white head. Lovely and intensive hop aroma. Full-bodied, intensively malty, supporting the enormous amounts of aromatic hops very well. Slightly resiyn, with good tropcial fruit and citrus fruit character. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3482) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Copper colour with thin wispy head. Aroma of caramel, piney hops. Some tropical fruits. Fairly thin body. Not overly bitter. Quite an easy drinking session beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Becca1 (4) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Aroma: Slightly piney, some toast & floral notes Appearance: Dark Amber/ Caramel colour, definitely not what I’d normally associate with an IPA, Frothy why head quickly diminishing but with some lacing. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent but not very long lasting finish. None of the real punchiness I would expect from a US hopped "IPA" Overall: I would not call this an American IPA by any stretch of the imagination, it lacks the bitterness and powerful hop aroma. The balance is a little out but had this been marketed as an Amber ale I would not be nearly as disappointed as I am now.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1217) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pale Amber with a thin white head. Aroma has malt and hops. The taste has these with a touch resin and a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4224) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a clear copper beer with low head. Nose is on hops resin, honey and floral. Aroma is on honey, resin, exotic fruits, sweet caramel, good body, kind of vanilla, apricot.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GlasgowTAD (165) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma is grapefruit and nondescript bitterhops. Appearance is a ruby red with an eggshell lacing. Taste is very one-dimensional and thin. The taste is heavy cardboard and grass. Not appealing but there are possibly worse.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a clear copper, with a halo of white head. Aroma of fresh US hops, grapefruit and grass. Citrus hop flavours, with pineapple and grain. Finish was nice resin, peal and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ItyMeuh (36) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2014
IPAish. Advertised on the bottle and on this site as 'hops hops hops' but perhaps a few too many? They compete and make the beer taste a bit muddled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2865) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle @ THT November. Pours a clear dark amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of malts, sugar and not so much hops going on. They’re calling this an American IPA, but it’s nowhere near. This is just a sweet ale, loads of malts, little hops..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear orange brown with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet. Medium bodied with lighter carbonation.


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