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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, cereal notes, moderate hoppy, flowers, light grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, orange notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111211]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30906) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy. Bitter and citrusy. Bitter and crisp hoppy to light citrusy. Bitter and dry herbal finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. A clear one, dark golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head leaving lacigns. The aroma is quite weak, even for an ESB, with the hops doing most of the work. Some lightly caramel smelling maltyness too. Grass, pinecone notes and some spiced hints. The flavor is a bit sweet, with caramel, resin and spice hints and a little bitterness. Medium body. Well, it certainly has a misleading name, but it’s a decent beer anyway, although too weak on most aspects. 120324

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 500ml (S-Market, Pori)
Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is grassy and a bit cardboardish. Medium-bodied. Fruity hoppyness but also some buttery notes. Berryish. Lingering bitterness. Quite robust for being English type IPA of this ABV but somewhat restless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, rich gold with a foamy, white head. Has a nice hop aroma, leaves and pine, some toasted malts. Sweet flavor, light caramel, toast, light citrus bitterness, some faint herbal and leafy bitterness. Light to medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Light sticky finish, mild earthiness, some light toffee and caramel, toast. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10430) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, hop, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, hop, malt, floral. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Bottled. A golden beer with an off-white head and lacing. Sharp fruity hops in the nose with paper a la pasteurisation. A hint of sourness too. It’s the same in the mouth. Quite hoppy with a bitter sting but the obvious pasteurisation lets it down.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are dusty yeast with biscuit and light lemon and apricot. Butter with toast. Flavours are sweet biscuit and lemon with slick butter and cereal. Jammy apricot with a sweet caramel and dry hop finish. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2012
500ml bottle from a local ICA store. Frothy, near-white head that stayed well and left a good amount of lacing to the glass. Clear copper coloured body. Leafy hops and earthy malts in a promising aroma. Resinous hops in flavour in fine harmony with mid-sweet, caramel malts and with a good bitter support towards the ending. Soft in the mouth. Clean, fresh and moreish. Easy to drink and easy to like. A pleasant surprise (Tromsø, 10.03.2012).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ yngwie
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, grass, citrus and floral hops. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonaiton is soft.


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