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


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (556) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2014
Ruby colour, small head. Aroma of caramel, quince, mandarine, raisins. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter. Light to medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Quite drinkable, may be a bit sweet for an american IPA , but i like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thb (671) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
lovely sparkling burnt amber with half inch of foam. Aroma is floral hops, chalk, lemon. Hops provide more bitterness than aroma, leading to a somewhat bland taste. Could be itís past its prime too. Cereal malt backbone becomes quite noticeable. Comes across very much as an English IPA, not an american one. Nothing wrong with that per se, but still not excecuted 100%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled sample. Copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pine sap, sweet orange and white chocolate. Initial hits of conifer and syrup in the mouth, but dries out quickly with notes of chalk and navel orange. Medium bodied with a fair bit of bitterness. An odd trans-Atlantic combo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
realadam (64) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Nice, amber colored beer with fruit and bubblegum aroma. Light sweetness with unpleasant bitterness. Nothing special with the palate sensation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braastad (368) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Quite clear, dark amber color. Aroma is malty, citrusy. Flavor has sweet caramel with bitter pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JUN 26, 2014
What starts of with a failrly impressive hoppy nose and initial taste dies down to a crystal malt controlled Bitter with American hop overtones. Easy drinking, but not a great deal of pull for repeat visits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dreamflower (542) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
I tried this and didnít know what it was. Northropfrye poured it for me, but I could right away tell it was an IPA. The aroma was nice but the flavour fell a bit flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, some grassy hops, fruits. Appearance: dark clear gold, small white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: very hopy, grass, flowers, light fruits, lightly bitter, but quite refreshing. Overall: very decent IPA, "American-style", despite low ABV, nice aroma and palate. Pint at The Castle, Notting Hill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - dark amber to chestnut with a nice head. Nose - sweet malt and a citrus zing. Taste - like soggy breakfast cereal then a grapefruit kick on the end. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - tasty if slightly unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1263) - Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle @ #h-J14, 21/06/14, BBE 21/04/15. Pours a deep, beautiful amber with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is fairly citrus, light floweriness, some caramel. Taste is lemony, some caramel, fairly dry, some nuttiness, medium flower, light touch of rye. Fairly smooth, medium, not much in the way of carbonation. Enjoyable, but really feels more like an ESB than an IPA.

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