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Two Thumb Brewing Co.
Brewed at Three Boys Brewery

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A distinguished beer with characteristic hoppy flavours and other good stuff. Batch brewed in New Zealand from 100% local, natural ingredients.


Jimthechap's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1480) - Christchurch, - JUN 15, 2013
It is a great pleasure to add this beer and to see another contract brewery getting on the shelves in New Zealand. This beer was coppery amber in colour with a thick collar of white head that sank, but didnít entirely dissipate into the glass. The aromas were of coppery autumnal orchard fruit with hint of resinous spruce courtesy of a dash of NZ Cascade Iím reliably informed. As an IPA it isnít a massive írip your head offí aroma, being restrained and probably designed with session more in mind. This is reflected in the flavour: not enormously bitter but enough to interest the taste buds and foment desire for another glass. Those same autumnal fruits (Coxís apples, some brassy apricot and peach) come through with prickly mouthfeel. The finish isnít hugely enduring but doesnít exactly fade away in a hurry either. A good first effort and probably a good introductory IPA to drinkers who arenít used to hoppy beers. This one ought to tweak the nipples of first timers and charm those with a bit more experience. Best of luck Two Thumb.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at Rogue & Vagabond in Wellington. Hazy variegated golden brown color, off white head. Nice aroma of brass and scallions. Taste is lemongrass and straw, not overly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Very enjoyable beer. I like the very fruity aroma of apple and paw paw, which unfortunately is not translated into the flavour. But having said that, the taste is still tremendously pleasant, with a great balance of hoppy bitterness - grapefruit mainly - against the sweeter body. Nice feel after finish, begging for more. Somehow I donít find it carries much of a New Zealand flavour, perhaps for the lack of that chardonnay/dessert wine item missing, but still this good beer seems to be more of a damn good version of an Aperican Pale Ale.


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