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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3669) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Hazy amber brown, not much head. Sweet pine hop aroma. Sweet fruity tar pine hop flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2948) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy golden-orange beer with pineapple and tropical fruit flavours, sweet toffee notes and a spicy, zesty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3949) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
On tap. Clear deep golden with white head. Aroma of malt, grain, grapefruit. Taste is grain, malt, fruit, grapefruit, grass and earthy notes. Decent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5929) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
Draught from The Rover Very sweet aroma; pound cake and tropical fruits. Rather yeasty flavour. Medium, herby bitterness. Mango and peaches.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Hazy pale golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, hay, peach, hay, raisins, floral, some pine. Hoppy floral flavor, caramel, pine needles, citrus, mango, herbal notes. Really refreshing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5606) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines and shared with Kermis on the NS HiSpeed tasting to Antwerp. Poured a hazy medium amber with a big frothy white head. The aroma is big grassy nettle hop and sweet fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a lovely smooth spicy hop, very slightly metallic, rich fruit palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a short hoppy menthol bitter finish. Despite the ABV, there was no alcohol burn. A super fresh, smooth and well balanced beer. It’s up above Pliny for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk on an NS Hispeed tasting. Pours cloudy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel, caramel malt and a little yeastiness. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1972) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle- hazy golden colour with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, orange peel. Same for the taste, quite dry, a spicey bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2013
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2013, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly malty/woody, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Draught at Söder om Småland, Malmö, 7.1% ABV
Cloudy amber color with creamy head. Aroma of fudge, nice bit suspicious. Smooth mouthfeel, caramel flavor, some fudge, correct bitterness with some late hop resins; it’s good how the elements are blended together here.
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