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Weird Beard Five O’Clock Shadow

Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ealing, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular. ABV may vary.
Batches 0005 0014 0027 0032 (slight change to malt bill for batch 0027 and later)

Rough day at work? Crack open a Five O’clock Shadow and be at one with your stubble. This American IPA is the real Desperate Dan of the beer world, hoppy uncompromising and goes well with a cow pie. Embrace your inner cowboy. Yee Ha!

Grains: Pale, CaraRed, Munich
Hops: Summit, Apollo, Citra, Columbus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (795) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: May-16 Pours cloudy amber liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: pine, citrus, lemon grass, zesty, candied fruits, apricot, strawberry, hopy, Taste: medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, citrus, pine, herbal, candied fruits, Palate: medium to full body, average to lively carbonation, slick to sticky mouthfeel, long bitter aftertaste, Overall: fine, enjoyed, bold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a one-finger head of foam that lasts mostly throughout. Pine and grapefruit on the nose with some orange and malt as it warms. Average carbonation and average body with a slightly pillowy mouthfeel. Pithy iyokan-like finish with lingering bitterness. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1589) - SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ Irreale, Madrid, España A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2015
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 26 Aug 2015) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with citrus, orange peel and crystal malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, caramel and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. A bit one-dimensional, but really tasty and well made. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Keg at Indy Man Beer Con. A slightly hazy golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, some lemon, slight mango, subtle pine and a little biscuity malt. Taste is similar of big grapefruit, orange, some lemon, slight mango, subtle pine, a little straw and floral hops late on. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, lingering, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A citrus lead hoppy IPA. Can taste the Munich malts too. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle. bronze/orange.. Small head with grapefruit dominating with some bitterness floating around. Fairly predictable but still very pleasant to drink. Up to their usual high standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyrannosaurus (7) - ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
British IPAs are definitely catching up. Nice hop hit and bitterness, deliberately unbalanced, tons of flavour. Slightly watery mouthfeel for me but still a really nice IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (86) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from Drinksmonger, Bruntsfield. Pours hazy. Burnt orange in colour. Aroma is a little muted. Bit of straw. Jammy. Orange musk. Taste has caramel and bread notes but is quickly overtaken by a drying bitterness that comes on strong. Good length of finish with juicy citrus that comes out dry. Creamy carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Quite sticky. Alcohol is present but works. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a fine white head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Citric hoppy, pine, mild fruity and malty.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a nice bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Semi dry texture.
Taste: Lovely tasty citric hoppy, tropical fruity, malty and pine.
Overall impression: Tasty and pleasant IPA.
Personal stats: On tap at Weird Beard Tap takeover at BrewDog Camden in London, England

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
330 ml. bottle drank @ Billie’s Bier Kafétaria. Bottled on 03/15. Batch 0171. Pours very hazy orange, big white head. Nose is very murky orange peel, very dry, dry fruits bitter with lots of yeast. Taste is harsh bitter with no balance & plenty of yeast, raw bitterness almost reminiscent of quinine tonic, very bitter dry aspirin, dried peel & big yeast. Just harsh & overly yeasty really. Dough. Body is overly bitter & dry + overly yeast. Heavy yeast, gives it yoghurt-like yeast. Not sure if age plays a big role or it just wasn’t my thing. It still had a long way away from the BBF date.

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