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


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1599) - WALES - JUL 20, 2014
Cask at the Botanist, Kew. Clear dark orange / brown, still, small white head. Aroma is orange, musty malt, doughnut. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is burnt toffee, ash with mixed citrus, astringent with a fairly bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottled sample from the MLCC. Lightish brown colour. Minimal head. Lots of bubbles. Toffee malt flavour. Loved the Hops. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (734) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Blue Glass, Bedford. Amber/copper, decent carbonation with very little head. Heavy malt scent with caramel and papaya overtones. Taste is very malty for an IPA, more a English than American really. Bittersweet taste leads to a sweetish umami finish. Proper stuff, although nowhere near what I was expecting!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2699) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is toffee and marmalade. Taste is toffee and orange squash with a little mint on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (330) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Darker amber pour than a typical IPA. Beige head. Malty flavors, kind of a one hop pony but not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hens (515) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2014
0.33L bottle. Dark Brown with medium top. Sweet caramel and prune aroma. Caramellic taste, little sweet, light bitter finish, maybe even watery. Grassy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (357) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear amber pour with a fizzy beige head. Toffee and light hops in the aroma. Flavour is not particularly hoppy for an IPA, but a nice flavour profile and balance. Tastes halfway between an IPA and an ESB. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from the Bottle Stop, Bramhall. Poured amber coloured with a thin quickly fading off white head. Aroma is floral hops, some caramel sweetness, faint ginger person. Flavour definitely needs more hops, clearly UK and not USA in style. I didn’t find the hops intense and it’s a bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanE (143) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Amber pour. Head dissipates fairly quick. Subtle hop aroma, notes of toasted malt. Very well balanced with some sweetness from the malt balancing nicely with he bitter hops. Finishes slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (96) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from SuPerAlko in Tallinn (€ 1,99 + 0,08), July 2014. Pours a dark (almost reddish) amber with a retaining tan head. Nose is sweet, most characterised by caramel and honey, then some resinous and piney hops. More plain malts as it warms. Nose is overall very nice, soft and warm. Taste is sweet, caramelly malts and only a slight, earthy hoppy bitterish finish. A soft, smooth palate with low carbonation. It is good but where the hell did all the New World hops disappear to?! The ’American IPA’ and ’intense hit of hops’ written on the label sound like a big joke here; it’s indeed more like a good honest (old school) British IPA.

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