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Twisted Barrel In Amber Clad

Formerly brewed at Twisted Barrel Ale
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Coventry, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A deep, amber coloured IPA with plenty of citrus aroma, sweet caramel flavour and a balanced bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle. Don’t think that this has been retired. Bronze with a small head. Quite sharp hoppy bitterness. In your face but still quite pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 24, 2016
Not retired it seems. Tap at Cherry Reds, Birmingham. 6.8%. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is big orange marmalade citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with some sweet notes and a rich, fruity, hop bitter, light alcohol palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamVimes21 (282) - - JUL 8, 2016
Cask @ Derby Camra City Charter bf, deep amber with a white head a rye malty bitter taste with some spice leaves you with a nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1104) - SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Hazy amber beer which is very lively out of the bottle with an enormous, frothy head. Yeasty, fruity, hoppy scent. Flavour is initially quite mellow. Some tropical fruit, bitter earthy hop and some sharp malty flavour in there too. Not a huge amount of aftertaste but there is a lingering citric bitterness. Good, strong, crisp beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
6.5% version seems to have been brought out of retirement. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aromas of orchard fruits, citrus, caramel. Taste is more of the same. Good texture, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (222) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared with Jamestulloch. Cheers bro. Pours a hazy gold with a frothy white head that stays. Aromas of peppery pear, mild lemongrass, stingy nettles and hay. Flavour is musky apricot, caramel and citrus hints. Chalky citrus linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6781) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy teak brown pour with a contrasting bright white bubbly head, aroma is well fruity like opal fruits, taste has light caramel, biscuity malts, some tropical fruit from the opal fruit range, bitter finish some grain, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
R4N5H (828) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
33cl bottle purchased at Stirchley Wine and Spirits and consumed later that week in Dubai on 27/02/15. Label stated as a rye IPA with an ABV of 6.4%. Cloudy amber colour and light body. Thick white head which quickly disappears. Aroma of apricot and hops. Well carbonated. Dry and bitter taste, which continues on the palate. Some citrus - reminiscent of bitter oranges. Good for an early stage effort from a relatively new brewery but room for improvement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle picked up from Beer Gonzo, Earlsdon, Coventry, Sunday 9th November 2014 Pours murky amber with a little white film atop. Buzzy citus in mouth, sweet but slightly underipe orangesleaving a fuzzy, furry, pithiness (but sweeter than pithy) across tongue and roof of mouth. I like this its got an ever so slightly rough around the edges quality but. Lovely bitterness, marvellous. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov17. 3.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
23rd October 2014
Persistent slow gusher. Hazy amber beer, big pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and dry, good fine carbonation. Light caramel malts, a little rye spice. Soap! Light marmalade and citrus on the back end as well some emerging malt cream sweetness. Finishes light. Would be good if not for the infected soapy note. Second infected bottle on the trot from this brewer. Not impressed.

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