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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blackburn, England
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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1964) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Clear, dark amber with a khaki head and good lacing Aroma of caramel malt, pine, orange, earthy hops and a modicum of tropical fruit. Taste of pine, caramel, minerals, orange and herbal hops. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. A bitter, but unexciting IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3005) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some tropical fruitiness with some grapefruit - citrus hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and light bread with light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel faint bread, light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light citrus hoppyness. Caramel sweetness IPA with notes of bread. Way too sweet and too much caramel for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7473) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Winerack, Henley on Thames, Oxon, Saturday 2nd August consumed at home Tuesday 5th August 2014 Light amber in colour with filmy head. This is quite American in style in that it is a little malty, its hoppy but the malts are a little too pushy. Mid bitterness, soft in mouth, washing up liquid, I like this (not hugely) despite my apparent remarks. Fine. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12. 3.1

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3848) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with small, frtohy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Piney hoppy aroma, a touch of orange, caramel malty background. Taste is bitter hoppy, piney, minimally resinous in the middle part, slightly mineral, chalky and herbal from the last third on and throughout the finish, caramel malty background. Round and balanced but not exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1801) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Can at home. A clear amber colour with an off-white head (after a fairly lively pour). Sweet, lightly nutty, caramel aroma with a light fustiness and a little sticky dark fruit there too. Medium body, medium carbonation. Tastes similar to aroma - caramel, light rum, a cakey maltiness, light rye bread, some lemon, marmalade too. Its OK, but perhaps mislabelled as an ’American IPA’.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3219) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle, a long way from home in a Kaufland Romania. Pours hazy chestnut, medium creamy beige head that lasts forever and leaves great lacing. Aroma is strong caramel, bread, pine, spruce. Flavor follows, definitely an aged IPA, but a welcome change of pace here. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Undated unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (320) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a clear light amber body with a short-lived off-white head. Nose has piney and resiny notes, along with some caramel and citrus fruits. Taste is nicely bitter, with some sweetness to balance it off. Lots of lingering bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is on the soft side and the palate is medium-rich. A nice decent IPA, well balanced and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (424) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from Tallinn. Amber/brown with nonlasting xl head. Rich hops with grassy aroma. Lasting bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6849) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 22/04/15. From Estonia. Thanks MPEH!
Clear copper colour with a tiny foamy off-white head. The aroma is really nice with caramel malty sweetness, tropical fruits, strawberries, woody dryness and mild bitterness. American Pale Ale style. The flavour is sweet caramel malt, moderate bitterness, dark woody dryness, hops and mild resiny notes. Quite nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sad24 (103) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
The punch bowl in York, really hoppy, cracking Aroma, golden, great taste, recommend..


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