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


on tap

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1547) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Smell of citrus and spruce. Hazy amber colour, small white head. Aroma of spruce, citrus, a faint of pepper in finish. Lively and plentiful carbon. Starts out very bitter and transitions into sweetness. Nice attitude.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2155) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Draught at Black Door. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, resin, caramel, mango and peach. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and mango. Excellent, balanced brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Tap at Black Door. Slightly hazy orange color, steady small white head. Fruity with light grapefruity notes in the aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Fruity, pineapple, some grainy notes. Nice maltyness. Balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5185) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2014
(Keg at Black Door, 20140129) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had citricness, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pine, white bread, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A very nicely done balanced American style IPA,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Super fruity fruit coctail aroma - pineapple mango, lychee, in syrup. Pale, hazy. Drinkability massive, but its palate is so damn keggy, and after the beatifully conditioned real ales, just feels wrong, with its crisp and thinning carbonation. Taste is also packed with tropical fruits. A bit of a one-trick pony, but it does it well. Shame about the fizz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (866) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 23, 2014
On tap at Bittatrovo (Como). Golden with white rich head. Rich in hops and fruity, a very nice IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Tap at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hints of grape and citrus, some crispiness, hops and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Draught(!) @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma has fruity hops and pineapples. Flavour is rather hoppy with pineapples, some grapefruit and hints of hay. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3461) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from from a random market stall near Kernel. Really sweet stuff and quite viscous mouth feel. Like oil covered oranges. Not that good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle, Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Murky amber pour with a a lingering tan head. Aroma was caramel , resinous hop. Slid down nice n’smooth. The sweet malt spine propped up some very decent hoppage quite deftly and a decent balance was struck . Much better than anticipated for some reason and plenty to like about this.

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