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

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


beerman33190's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman33190 (76) - - MAY 10, 2014
Bright, clear amber in colour. Bit of lacing, not much head. Brisk, hoppy aroma. Tangerine, tropical notes. Taste is slightly bitter, with lots of fruitiness. Palate is light to medium. Quite crisp overall and leaves the mouth dry. Lots of interest in here despite the relatively low alcohol content.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (296) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
33 cl bottle from silja symphony. Pours amber with little head. Sweet winey aroma with sweet hop taste. Nice long aftertaste with some tropical fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2598) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Can. Morrisons. Clear, coppery amber. Film of lasting, off white head. Juicy, tropical fruit action. Decent malty backbone. Some banana toffee. Taste is well balanced sweet and bitter. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Finish gets juicy bitter, with a light dry close. Factor in the £1.65 price tag on top of a very decent beer and it makes one I’ll definitely have again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Draught @ Konttori, Tampere. Pours a copper colour with a small foamy head. Aroma is very mild with notes of grass, bready malts and some hay. Flavour of grassy hops, bready malts, mild raisiny sweetness and hay. Light bodied with a bit harsh carbonation. Can’t be an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (391) - LATVIA - JUL 17, 2015
Clear dark gold, medium white head. Lovely US hopa aroma - notes of tropical fruit, earl gray, and some roastiness. Medium body, balanced bitter with some sweetness. Delightful play of roasty body with the bitter nuances. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jukkar (57) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Aroma has a hint of barnyard and leather. Nice golden and hazy color. Very minimal head. Lightly bitter, hint of hops in taste. Palate has lively carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall not bad at all, I was wishing a bit more hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Rating 1132 - 23.06.2014 - 12oz black bottle at @revolutionyeg. Aroma is grassy, lemon, pine, pepper. Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head, decent retention. Medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. Smooth mouthfeel, lots of grassy, spicy hops on the palate but very well balanced, citrusy sweetness of grapefruit meets a sharp dry-hop bitterness. Solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hartoloni (37) - - JUL 4, 2015
Pours amber with a moderate head. Hoppy nose with a hint of citrus fruit. Fruity and hoppy flavour. Easy drinker, brilliant

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (106) - SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Can from Morrisons. This must be one of the sweetest beers available. Super-sweet. If Thwaites rolled it back a bit, it would be a lot nicer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at Hob Goblin in Tokyo. Grassy hoppy aroma, clear amber brown, small white head, grassy, caramel, low bitterness, moderate carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1298) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Draught@Hilpeä Hauki. Amber color, tan head. Sweet, hoppy aroma. Malty flavor with some floral hops, hint of grapefruit. Somewhat uneven finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not really apa/ipa material.


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