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

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Pours hazy orange amber with tall white head that drops fairly quickly. Aroma of citrus, fresh tropical fruit (mango, peach), light grapefruit and pine. Taste is mild pine bitter with a citrusy bitter finish. Light, very smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OttoHarper (3) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015 does not count
A disappointingly malty aroma, reminiscent of horse piss, but not in too bad a way!. Pours nicely though tends to be a bit cloudy unless poured very carefully, a light amber colour, good head. Taste is good and hoppy, medium bitterness, with lots of citrus undertones. Smooth palate, fairly full bodied, not too fizzy. It lingers well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (131) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with an average foamy head. Aroma is citrus hops with a little malt. Flavour is much the same with a nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hvn (255) - Nuuk, GREENLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Barwa bursztynowa, gęsta drobno pęcherzykowa piana, słaby lacing. W aromacie mango, lekkie cytrusy. W smaku bardzo dominuje grejpfrut, za nim inne cytrusy. Duża goryczka. Bardzo pijalne.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (1154) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: May-16 Pours cloudy amber liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: pine, citrus, lemon grass, zesty, candied fruits, apricot, strawberry, hopy, Taste: medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, citrus, pine, herbal, candied fruits, Palate: medium to full body, average to lively carbonation, slick to sticky mouthfeel, long bitter aftertaste, Overall: fine, enjoyed, bold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a one-finger head of foam that lasts mostly throughout. Pine and grapefruit on the nose with some orange and malt as it warms. Average carbonation and average body with a slightly pillowy mouthfeel. Pithy iyokan-like finish with lingering bitterness. Nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ Irreale, Madrid, España A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2015
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 26 Aug 2015) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with citrus, orange peel and crystal malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, caramel and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. A bit one-dimensional, but really tasty and well made. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Keg at Indy Man Beer Con. A slightly hazy golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, some lemon, slight mango, subtle pine and a little biscuity malt. Taste is similar of big grapefruit, orange, some lemon, slight mango, subtle pine, a little straw and floral hops late on. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, lingering, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A citrus lead hoppy IPA. Can taste the Munich malts too. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle. bronze/orange.. Small head with grapefruit dominating with some bitterness floating around. Fairly predictable but still very pleasant to drink. Up to their usual high standard.


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