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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blackburn, England
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Monchito_IPA (114) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2014
Ámbar oscuro, muy bonita y transparente pero con poca espuma. Sobresalen los lúpulos resinosos y el amarillo tanto en aroma cómo en el sabor. Final amargo muy largo. Un poco más de cuerpo le sentaría bien.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Smooth malty flavour .Hardly any hops present. Very dissapointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (1541) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber reddish. Red berries, hoppy greens.dry bitter, caramels, quite dark raisin-like. Ok, but bit short, hard on palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2012 - Golden Amber in colour. Very Fruity; tropical and citrus fruits. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops, good hop bite. Very good beer indeed. Nice IPA!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (476) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Keg @ The Parcel Yard, Leicester. Darkish amber colour. Aroma is slightly fruity. Taste is sweet malts and a little bit of hoppy bitterness. It's quite nice but not anything amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear light brown with a medium sized good lasting creamy off white head. Dark bread, rye, citrus, dusty, caramel, grain. The rye is pretty noticeable. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Light/medium sweet and medium bitter. A bit thin finish, light bitter and dry, with lingering malty notes. It pretty much tastes like like an English take on an American IPA, which is exactly what it happens to be, so that makes sense. Not too bad, but still there is probably a trillion IPA’s out there I would pick over this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ermo (6) - ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
Pours dark caramel with thick yellowish head. Nice soft hoppy aroma. Tastes a bit caramel and fruits with a hint of berries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petexner (854) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Very dry an hoppy. Fruity smell, long dry palate and fresh taste, copper color. I like it very much! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1736) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2014
330ml bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo.@home 12-03-2014.
In short: a fruity hoppy ale.
Pours quite clear amber, with little off white head. Medium head retention, poor lacing. Fruity, citrusy, malty aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is fruity, peachy, some tropical ones, some citrusy, malty, some caramel. Mild bitterness, Quite smooth and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3077) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2014
330ml bottle @ William K Kurvi, Helsinki

Pours dark reddish with a small white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, floral notes, berries and maltiness. Taste is smooth, slightly metallic and ripe fruity with hints of berries and floral notes. Finish is smooth and bitter with some stingy fruitness, floral and herbal notes. Quite untypical hop profile, not your typical IPA.


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