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


on tap

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (264) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Tap. Small white foamy long-lasting head. Filigran lace. Clear deep copper. Shy but pleasant aroma. Moderate hopping, malty and bitter. Silky palate. More ale than ipa but a good ale.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (522) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Keg at The Rising Sun, Manchester. A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, slight caramel, apple and brown sugar. Taste of grapefruit, orange, brown sugar, slight resin, some caramel. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, slight resinous finish. Not an IPA at all, more malty than anything, slight citrus taste. Ok but nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2908) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Can from morrisons. Copper beer with medium head. Aroma is light tropical fruits and some malts. Taste is light tropical fruits, a touch of grapefruit, some caramel and malts. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1108) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Can, acquired from Morrisons in Chelmsford. Poured at home, 6th June 2015. White lacing with a copper appearance. Good hop aroma, loads of Amarillo, Centennial and a nice whiff of pine and spruce. Itís a really nice easy pick-up beer for when you just need something to quench your thirst. Taste is a little too much crystal and caramelt. Some nice fresh bread and rye bread texture, some nice tropical flavours from the hops and some orange peel and citrus. Some nice grapefruit. Could do with a bit of tweaking but one of the better beers from Britianís big regionals. Nice work. I also like the branding. Itís good! Then again Iím an Arsenal fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
overtheline (64) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2015
330ml can pours clear copper with small white head that quickly dissipates. Nose is orange marmalade, grapefruit and some tropical fruit. Taste is very sweet with the sweet malts coming into play with the sweet fruit flavours. Thinnish but quite cloying mouth feel and fairly low carbonation. Slightly bitter finish. A bit sweet and unremarkable but nice balance of malt and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomas1 (17) - - JUN 3, 2015
a medly of hops and malt . Sparkling bronze colour with a creamy thin but lasting head. Lots of bitter orange with caramel notes. Some grapefruit and pine . A very nicely balanced british ipa .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Cask as Crafty Danís. Clear deep amber color, white head. Aroma has grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, a bit unbalanced. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1125) - SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2015
330ml Can at home from Morrisons supermarket, Glasgow (£1.50)
Another so-so offering from Thwaites, this one started quite well but never really hit the heights of most of the American brewed IPAís that you can pick up quite easily in the UK anyway. The beer kicked off with some nice tropical fruits and citrus flavours but these soon faded as the malts made themselves more known and by the end I was getting a little fed up with this one if Iím honest. An okay beer but not one that Iíd recommend picking up when given the choice between this or some of the better known IPAís from the States.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juha (56) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
From a can in Morrisonís. Aroma is pine, taste is malty with some pine. Mouth feel is a bit too soft and flat and it is this lack of condition that lets this beer down. Had a 50p voucher off the price and got another voucher for 60p off if I buy too so Iíll drink this beer again, twice. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2698) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Pours clear copper with low white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, peach and apricot. Taste is slightly floral with mild fruit sweetness and just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

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