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

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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
I had this at The Dean Swift, Tower Bridge, London, Saturday 17th August 2013 Hazy dark gold/orange colour the head is off-white. It is interesting drinking this alongside the Signature Brew, Dry the River Mammoth as this tastes a little sweet and less hoppy than that beer. However once the mouth has recovered from the furiously hoppy onslaught delivered by the Mammoth the Weird Beard is a truly lovely juicy wonderfully fruity, hoppy beer in its own right.The fruitiness is tropical with waves of juiciness coming at you, it is a really nice beer but just finds itself up against a big hoppy, dry and very bitter beer, I will drink this again on its own at some point to get a more rounded opinion of it. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1451) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle from The Beerhive. Muddy amber body with a huge off-white head that holds well and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet toffee, lychee and pine. It tastes quite rich and malty but there’s enough hop bitterness to balance things out. Flavours of caramel, orange, grapefruit and lime. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Almost no carbonation. An good, malty IPA that could do with a bit more carbonation fizz.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1408) - Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Tap @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, London, 25/08/13. Pours a dark orange with a decent, white head. Aroma is hoppy with exotic fruits. Taste is fresh and clean. A lot of grapefruit and pine. A bit too light perhaps. Palate is light, refreshing with quite a bit of carbonation. Not too much though. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21087) - 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 (5216) - 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 (1971) - 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 (916) - 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 (31480) - 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 (3671) - 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 (13883) - 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.


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