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

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1070) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la Paris Craft Beer Show, couleur rubis, peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence. Attaque sur les houblons anglais avec une pointe maltée. Deuxième attaque sur les agrumes amers types pamplemousse et fin de bouche sur le malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (689) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
(As Crafy Dan 13 guns, in a can.) Clear, reddish-amber beer with a thin head and a hoppy, zesty smell. Flavour is basically what you’d expect. Sharp, hoppy lemmon with a touch of sweetness to lend it some balance. Pleasingly dry finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7613) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Burnt orange, off white head. Oranges and cooked peaches, caramel, moderate bitterness. A mild IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5235) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
33cl Can from Beer Boutique, as Crafty Dan 13 Guns. Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, some citrus hops, light metallic, hint of grass, light floral. Flavour is medium sweet, caramel, resin, citrus, light metallic, decent bitter finish with some aluminium. Light bodied. Decent, and good value as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (140) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle 0,33 @ Annelinna Prisma, Tartu. Copper color. Light fruity aroma. Hoppy taste, medium bitterness. Good IPA, but it could be more refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (805) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
Can from Vino. Rich copper colour. Hop flavour takes a backseat to sticky sweet caramel malt. Lacking in balance and any real hop flavour for an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (858) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
4x330ml cans from Tesco. 8 cans for £6 at the moment. Poured two at a time in an English pint allowing for topping up to refresh the head. Copper brown with a diminishing white head Cereal and resin aroma. Some conifer flavoured twiggy hoppiness but not as much as the blurb would lead you to believe. Fairly standard caramel malt flavour. Far from awful, but a bit one dimensional. In the same ballpark as St Austell "Proper Job", but a long way from replacing it in my affections.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CharlieTwoPies (31) - United Kingdom, - APR 3, 2015
330ml can. A sort of copper caramel colour with a fizzy head that fizzles out relatively quickly. Aroma is caramel, and tons of it. Caramel and sweet grains. Not the complex biscuity bready grains. Sweeter, more sugary grains aroma. Also pithy, zesty citrus notes and if I search deep enough, a bit of juicy tropical fruit. Taste is first and foremost a complex, fruity, mildly bitter malty taste. American styled in terms of some residual sweetness. Some very resinous, spicy hop flavours kick in towards the end, again a very zesty, pithy citrus. I’ve read lots of reviews and the beers own description which claim ’intense hops’ but I think the hoppiness is underwhelming in relation to the malty caramel aromas and tastes. It’s there. But the balances lies too heavily the other way. The hops are spicy, zesty, pity citrus, but nothing kicks you in the tonsils with a great wave of juicy grapefruit or pineapple or anything. The combination of MaltS and hops is very fruty, with a moderately bitter, and pleasantly dry finish considering the sweet start. Overall a confusing beer, and one I’m not sure meets all the requirements of an American IPA. Yet the taste and aroma, whatever style one might call it, is really rather good. A strange but delicious beer. Needs more hops

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpkeskinen (333) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Drank from a bottle. Quite a basic ipa. There’s something wrong with the hops though, could be a bit fresher.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Very rich on aromatic hops. Floral and delicious. Slightly bitter. Quality beer.


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