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

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, hops, hop oil. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, hop oil. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120807]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and a nice sweet zestyness. Flavour is fruity, wooden, slightly nectary along with some sweet raisins and sappyness. Balanced, gentle and very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
7th August 2012
GBBF. Light haze on this amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Light semi dry palate, fresh. Creamy malt base with light citric hops. Semi dry finish. A real pleasant surprise - very good effort!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
cask at GBBF 2012 ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft deep rich toffee fruits ... light floral pine nose ... soft mellow fruit ... pine and grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13266) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Gbbf 2012. 5.5%. clear deep amber colour thick beige head. American hop aroma. amarillos i think. Really drinkable due to the softness from the sparkler but really good. Best UK beer here

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours rich, clear gold with an super thick, off-white cream head. Gloral, grassy hop aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with lightly toasted pale malts, grass, light urine, pineapple, grapefruit. Light to medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Moderately resinous finish, some pine, semi-dry grapefruit. Surprise of the festival. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10092) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Nice hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, grapes, pine apples, some caramel, some pine needles. Hoppy floral flavor, hay, raisins, pine apples, floral notes. Refreshing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10001) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Chequers, Oxford. Copper with white head. Big flavours in this beer, fruity, tropical, pineapple, lots of depth, lots of character. There is a hint of fustiness late on but not enough to ruin a very decent beer. Great stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2014
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Simple fruity hop aroma, peach and pineapple. Mid orange, small off-white head. Boring sweet malts, some slightly emaciated hops. Finish malty and sweet. Some dry bitter bite. Nice nuttiness later. In particular in the late finish, but that can’t save it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Veritas Leeds 06/02/13. A classic brown coloured beer with a tight white head and lace. Lots of hops in this no doubt, but the malts are way too sweet and provide a chocolate sickliness. Orange and coffee join the chocolate. Too chewy. Good bits, bad bits.


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