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


on tap

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7221) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Brighton. It pours hazy amber with a small white head. The nose is pine, orange, tangerine, mango, candy, varnish and caramel. The taste is bitter-sweet, resin, wood, orange, lemonade, grapefruit, tangerine, oily and resin with a bitter, citrussy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good balance and drinkability. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6409) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
33 cl bottle. Batch No. 0005. Bottled on 03/2013. BBE 03/2014.
Pours hazy dark orange color with a large frothy head. Aroma of resin, hops, grass, pale malts, some caramel and goose berry bush. Flavor of sweetish malts, caramel, some oily and resiny hops, orange and mild earthy notes. Full-bodied and sweetish malty palate, bitter fruity finish. A bit stuffy and somewhat sweet but still quite tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Spicy, lemonadey nose with fresh orange juice and dripping mango notes. Hazy copper with a quickly dying head when poured. Flavour is excellent - well balanced with a lot of citrus and lemonadey notes, some more spice and some spruce, with a gentle underpinning malty-honey sweetness. Textured finish with flavours of composting orange and grapefruit rinds and a pleasing sharpness at the end inviting another swig. Very nice indeed. One tiny thing - this brewer tends towards just a touch of over-carbing. If they sort that they’ll be joining the leaders of the craft beer revolution in the UK for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1862) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines. BATCH 5. Bottled March 2013. Pours a hazy dark amber with a thin white head. Nice fruity, veggie, funky aroma - a little grassy with malty caramel... good. It’s got the caramel and the fruit and sweetness as well as a nice touch of the earthy funky veg. The bitterness comes in at the end and is good, takes a while to arrive though. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Peach, rye, toffee, raspberry, bark on the nose, and pours a nice deep amber brown. Scant carbonation, and lightly syrupy. Prominent malt profile, orange pith, pine and lingering bitterness. Quite sweet, and with a fat punch of alcohol. Pretty good, but could be a bit fizzier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3939) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Bottled MAR 13 - Pours dark reddish orange with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramely malts, resinous hops, berries, grass, citrus and exotic fruits. Taste is sweetish, malty and hoppy with notes of berries, exotic fruits and resin. Finish is malty, dry and juicy fruity with some berries. Quite malt-heavy IPA, but surprisingly well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5488) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Draught (Bow Bar, Edinburgh) - Amber in colour. Pine, peach and grapefruit in the aroma. Gooseberries, kiwi and grapefruit feature in the taste. The bitterness lingers long into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2241) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 14, 2013
Cask @ Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh [090713]
Amber, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Nose of smooth pale fruits, soft sweet caramel malts
Taste of light caramel, soft peppery bit herbal hpos, fairly sweet fruity malt background, bit malty for me, alc well hidden
Palate - medium body, smooth. Finish as main flavour, some light caramel linger
Overall - Found this a bit malty, but decent enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle on April 25, 2013, thanks to Ingo! Batch 0004, bottled March 27 -2013. Marked 7.3% ABV.
Clear copper color, white head. Herbal, fruity scent, a bit spicy. Fresh, some caramel, herbal, cream, fruity taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Nice malt body and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2013
bottle at home ... copper ... tan head ... sot sweet toffee fruit ... juicy malt nose ... soft toffee roast ... light meaty malt ... dark berry fruits ... soft toffee

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