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


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (706) - Chișinău, - APR 29, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from ciocanelu. Mulțumesc, Silviu! Look: clear dark copper, light beigefrothy head. Aroma: rich caramalt, caramel, toffee backed by spicy herbal hops, some spiciness may cone from rye? Taste: caramel, solid spicy bitterness, rye spiciness?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sad24 (67) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
The punch bowl in York, really hoppy, cracking Aroma, golden, great taste, recommend..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (349) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2014
Its more sweet than it is bitter, with high noshes of toffee, Aroma has a lot of spice in it. So a mixed bag of things. Itís ok, itís not making me bursting into a Mexican Wave of appreciation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - JUL 20, 2014
Cask at the Botanist, Kew. Clear dark orange / brown, still, small white head. Aroma is orange, musty malt, doughnut. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is burnt toffee, ash with mixed citrus, astringent with a fairly bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1115) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottled sample from the MLCC. Lightish brown colour. Minimal head. Lots of bubbles. Toffee malt flavour. Loved the Hops. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (657) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Blue Glass, Bedford. Amber/copper, decent carbonation with very little head. Heavy malt scent with caramel and papaya overtones. Taste is very malty for an IPA, more a English than American really. Bittersweet taste leads to a sweetish umami finish. Proper stuff, although nowhere near what I was expecting!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2622) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is toffee and marmalade. Taste is toffee and orange squash with a little mint on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (259) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Darker amber pour than a typical IPA. Beige head. Malty flavors, kind of a one hop pony but not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hens (508) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2014
0.33L bottle. Dark Brown with medium top. Sweet caramel and prune aroma. Caramellic taste, little sweet, light bitter finish, maybe even watery. Grassy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (325) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear amber pour with a fizzy beige head. Toffee and light hops in the aroma. Flavour is not particularly hoppy for an IPA, but a nice flavour profile and balance. Tastes halfway between an IPA and an ESB. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from the Bottle Stop, Bramhall. Poured amber coloured with a thin quickly fading off white head. Aroma is floral hops, some caramel sweetness, faint ginger person. Flavour definitely needs more hops, clearly UK and not USA in style. I didnít find the hops intense and itís a bit too sweet for my liking.

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