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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled only; Pasteurised.
NOTE: The cask version has a seperate listing.
Refreshing amber ale, brewed with four hop varieties for superb taste and aroma.
When Daniel Thwaites was embarking on his brewing career, the ’Indus’ would have been voyaging to the East Indies = trading Lancashire cotton for exotic Eastern delights. Our Indus Pale Ale celebrates ales of that period with a refreshing brew enriched with abundant hops for flavour that stays fresh and crisp to the finish.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wischylini (145) - Grimstad, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
Pours a clear, amber colour with a slightly off-white foam that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing on the side of the glass. Smells metallic, earthy and a bit soapy.. it somehow reminds me of a Swedish soda called ’Julmust’ which is sold around Christmas. Every sip immediately has a sweet taste, but it doesn’t take long before a heavy bitterness hits your taste buds. Overall, this is an alright beer, though I find the finish a bit too astringent. I suppose this could be a refreshing beer on a warm summer day, but I couldn’t have more than one due to the unpleasant astringency.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon zest, grapefruits and some mild grassy notes. Faint hoppy taste, some elements of malt and a touch of earthy, grassy bite. Moderate bitterness and quite average overall but very drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
erohne (60) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2013
Ingen høydare i deg hele tatt. Litt for besk. Lite smak. Uspennende. Rett og slett en kjedelig øl. --- For norwegian readers...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
bottle at nicks dublin pad .. . deep amber .. . good lacing but a low low head .. . light maple .. . weak mouth .. . not enjoyable unfortunately.. . . name one person who got rich playing with a yo-yo..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magela (72) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2013
Aroma e sabores bem lupulados. Uma boa IPA pra o final do dia. Final seco e curto. Lava os pecados.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (406) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. A: Bronze, clear, small head, decent retention and lacing. S: According to the bottle it was brewed with 4 hops. I detected pine and earth, possibly pointing towards Fuggles and Challenger? T: Apple, burnt Maris Otter malt, bitterness kicked in at the finish. M: Medium to slightly thick body, carbonation gave it a slightly coarse edge. O: Not entirely convinced it was an out and out IPA as other similar tasting beers are classed as Bitters or ESBs. Passable.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beer4000 (4821) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
500 ml bottle. Dark golden body with a moderate sized white head. Light aroma of caramel with a hint of fruit. Flavor has sweet malt, caramel and some kind of metallic bitterness. Medium body and moderate in aftertaste. This is not an IPA at all, even in accordance with British definition. Drinkable, but not very exciting as a bitter either. Below average.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
500 ml bottle @ home, May 07, 2013 Bottle from "Centra Majorstuen" Oslo Beer from a tulip glass Light brown color. Aroma is weak, but some hop,yeast and citrus Taste is quite weak,but some hop and yeast

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2013
Aroma: Metal, earth and grain.

Appearance: Clear copper body with a thin off-white head. Lively carbonation. Nice lacing.

Taste: Muted grapefruit and herbal notes, but there’s a metallic taste that ended up getting in the way of any other flavours that were trying to come through. Bitter finish.

Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Lively carbonation.

Overall: A bit thin and dull, with an off-putting metallic taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Zesty citrus notes in the nose that follow well into the flavour. Pours a honey pale gold with a fluffy head. Lingering citrus on the palate and a long dry finish make this an excellent session pale.


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