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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Keg at Craft Covent Garden. Slightly hazy amber with a reluctant white head. I was expecting good things from this beer but frankly found it rather unbalanced with an earthy flavour hindering the impressive hop and malt profile. Not the most intergrated offering I’ve tried from this brewer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (768) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Hazy golden beer with a frothy head. Aroma is citrus but sour whereas the flavour has a distinct sweet tang to temper the sourness. The hops could easily have been overpowering but they’ve been well balanced given this a flavour which is surprisingly rounded after the first sniff. Too strong for a session beer of course which is a shame because I think flavour-wise it’d be perfect for me!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Stern bright golden, slim white head fades quickly. Grassy mango, chewy pine and an odd sweet un-perfume - like baby wipes? Initial taste is a simple straw banded citrus, burgeouning lemon and snipes of resin throughout. Stramash of pine acupunctured underipe orange, Fairly softly spoken carbonation, clean but soft and almost soapy sweetness - not terrible but ends up a bit like licking a hop soap bar on the finish towards the end of the glass. Oddly dry malty rake before a bitter release, lasting and releaving resin. Linger is similarly sweet, grassy, malty and citrussy. Lasting and decent, a flexible enough flagship IPA for me.

Bottle, Beerhive, Batch 66

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sgarland (2) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
On tap Golden slightly hazy appearance with a thin white head with citrus, and grass aroma. Nice and bitter doesn't drink like a 7% IPA very enjoyable

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (426) - - MAY 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper with a fairly large and slightly off-white head. Aroma is floral, sweet and earthy. Flavours of tropical fruits, nectarine, mango and so on. Quite a bit of malt comes through too. Some earthy, woody elements and a really strong bitter finish. Medium bodied, very slightly oily, moderate carbonation. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - MAY 7, 2014
On tap. hazy golden color with small head. fruity aroma along with hints of caramel. taste is bitter, citrusy with dry and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1685) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy orange amber colour, foam white head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical fruits, mango, peach, floral citrus, pine hop. Taste is malt caramel balanced with peach, grapefruit, woody pine hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry resiny bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1159) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle Aroma-citrus, grass, Appearance-golden, cloudy, white foam, Taste-very bitter, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall- very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a bit hazy orange with good head. Full on apricot and watermelon jolly ranchers. Bit of caramel/nutty malt blends in well with more tropical fruit. Slightly resiny bitterness, but clean finish. Yum!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5161) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Draught at En Öl- och Whiskeymässa 2014 cons 2014-04-11 AR: tropical fruity, citrus kiss, elder berries AP: wee hazy copper, wee ofwhite head F: lemon meat, citrus, grainy, fairly bitter and sour


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