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

bottled
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RATINGS: 120   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!

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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2351) - FINLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Tap@onepint. Yellow hazy. Strong hoppy nose. Cirrus, greens, exotics, foresty pine needles. Med bodied, bitter with slightly old (gone old) hoppy finish. Hoppy, light bisquity malty robust ipa.

-- bb

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (354) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a light hazy golden with some frothy white head. Nose is pineapple, fresh citrus, slight caramel. Flavor is classic american hops, loads of grapefruit, some pine, lime zest. Lighter side of medium body, fairly low carbonation for the style. Doesn’t taste like 7% at all, which makes it very dangerous. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Co/Clapham during RBESG
Clear dark golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus. Taste is tropical fruit and floral
Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Draught @ Craft Beer Co. Clapham. Clear orange color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, nicely hoppy, fruity, some grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, some grapefruit, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
dsmith4 (40) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
330ml bottle A dry tasting IPA but somewhat disappointed by the lack of bitterness that should have been coming through from the hops for an American style IPA. Disappointed given the hype around this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1154) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Half pint from a keg at Wandsworth Summer Beer Festival. Hazy light orange with a good foamy head. Very dry, grapfruit notes. In fact very, very dry. Still it does have something to it. Zesty grapefruit aroma. Just a bit overhopped for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (548) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 23, 2014
330ml bottle at home from Blackrock cellar. Pours amber with white head. Orange, grass, pine nose. Flavour is caramel biscuit sweet with grapefruit, lemon finish. Mild bitterness with a dry short end. Medium carbonation and body. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (118) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a lovely hazed light gold with a nice off white colour head which lasts. Amazing hoppy aroma with orange peel, pine and grass. Lovely hop taste with hints of caramel with a touch of something sweet. Maybe peach? Nice pine aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
500ml : Rich sappy hop nose -Orange zest .spice caramel. Looks good in the Duvel tulip bright golden color. On the palate Saud fruit is there with intense rich hop texture. Personally I’d like a dryer, more bitter finish, the character retains a sweetness without the kinda finish to round it up. Nice elements

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - JUL 18, 2014
Great lemon aroma, lemongrass, with fruity notes too. The taste has fruit, orange peel, bitter lemon and bitter orange. Has a body like fruit juice. Bitter long and mouth-numbing aftertaste of medium power.


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