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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms Folkungsgatan. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and citrus peel. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and citrus peel. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5123) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
Cask @ cask pub and kitchen, small sample. Hazy orange color, short head. Aroma of some citrus, grapefruit, hint of pine, bit caramel malt. Medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Powder Keg Diplomacy in Battersea, London on 20 July 2013. Poured a hazy orange with a dense white head. Strong aroma of citrus and hop resin with sweeter tropical fruit and some toasted malt. Initial sweet flavours of of biscuity malt, juicy satsuma and caramel are quickly balanced by big bitter grassy and grapefruit hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (888) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
bottle 33cl @ home. pours hazy dark orange with a medium whiteish head. fruity hops, caramel, grass in the aroma. the aroma reminds me of the jenkki fruit bubblegum. resin hops and sweet malts in the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2013
From cask at EBF15. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity. Bitter, citrusy and smooth fruity. Bitter and citrusy. Dry and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Keg at Hanging Bat. Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Low carbonation, could do with a bit more zing. Lots of good hop aromas though, pine, resin, dried orange peel. Very rich, but strikes a good balance with the hop bitterness. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13714) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from Sourced Market St Pancras. Hazy dark amber colour lasting off white head. Lovely hop aroma. It’s a good even excellent American pale ale. Good solid malt underpins the good Pacific northwest hops. Fresh and hell really good. Surprise of the day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Smells of pine needles and dark citrus, with some smokey malt underneath. Tastes is lovely and refreshing, but with some kick - resinous pine and citrus, malty hops, smoke, sherbet.. and a ton of fruit - pineapple , peach, grapefruit. A great example of an APA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6834) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6180) - 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.
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