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

bottled
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RATINGS: 97   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (104) - - JAN 7, 2013
bottle @ home. I think I’m a budding "hop-head", so I liked this beer. Pours clear, amber. Nothing exceptional but a good IPA - plenty of hop character.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11947) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (411) - FINLAND - APR 15, 2014
Red copper, lots of bubbles, big foamy head. Fruity on the nose. Caramel, some off balanced vegetable notes, fairly good grassy bitterness with a grape fruity bite. Body is watery to medium. Once the bitterness kicks in after a few sips the off balanced notes disappear and this becomes quite good actually.The bitterness hides them very well. Very enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6110) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2014
500 ml bottle. L3297. BB 24/10/14. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Clear reddish amber colour with a small greyish white head. Mild floral and candy hops, mild bitterness, mild sweetness and mild maltiness in the aroma. Not bad. The flavour is bitter hops, resiny and piney notes and mild maltiness. Watery and bitter. Drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Damn light and watery. Can not recommend this light beer for anyone. some nice hops but thats it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (5376) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma of cardboard, grains and some sweetness. Flavour is very mild with some cardboardy notes, grains, wort, caramel sweetness and old hops. Light bodied, high carbonation and a mild bitter finish. Tastes old. Useless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (2756) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light floral fruitiness, light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and floral fruitiness, light grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, light - some grassy hoppyness. Too sweet/too much caramel for me. OK hoppynes for English bitter though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Longford [190214]
Dark amber, clear, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of fruity caramel malts, soft orange, soft peach, sweet fruits, barley sugar
Taste of orangey sweet fruity malts, dab of mango and peach, barley sugar malts, mainly sweet fruity malt, slight hop bitterness
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily texture, fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, soft bitter hop, oily sweet malty finish
Overall - Reasonably good for a supermarket beer, seemed better to me than the very low rates on here

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorm (875) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
Lys gyllen farve med lyst skum som forsvinner raskt. Lukt av malt og noe karamell. Smak av noe malt og humle samt litt sitrus. Supermarked.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StilleStorm (474) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
DAA; Pours golden frothy, lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramell and grassy. Flavour is moderate sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Medium lasting bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (987) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
Duft av bitterhet. tynt dekkende skum, hengende langs kant. Klar gyllen farge. Frisk og lett drukket med en litt tørr bitter ettersmak.


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