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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special homebrew competition winner 2012


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3264) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average, foamy, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of citrus, tangerine, biscuit undertones. Taste is citrusy, minimally sweet pale malty with a touch of honey, biscuit, tangerine, floral hop note in the finish; flat carbonation. Fresh, citrusy, neither overly bitter hoppy nor complex IPA - juicy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2012
On cask at The Stockbridge Tap. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma of passion fruit, caramel, a little grapefruit and alcohol. Similar flavours with lots of passion fruit again. Nicely bitter with mild carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3018) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
IPA pours out of the bottle in a light cloudy deep golden colour with steady head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops and citrus. Taste of fresh hops, citrus, herbs, berries and mandarins. There is a certain lightness in the character of the beer which I really like. Very easy to drink, highly enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3017) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
Wonderful and balanced in its aromas with some easy going hops and citrus fruits. Full bodied beer with high drinkabilty. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (2963) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
330ml bottle from the Good Spirits Co. Orange peach colour, reasonable head. Resin vanilla aroma. Hoppy citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good beer which is an IPA with a Scottish twist.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (2812) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2012
330ml bottle, bbe 03/2014. Clear dark golden, thin white head. Biscuity, malty, cereals aroma some citrusy notes as well. Citrus fruity, floral, biscuits in flavor. Decent bitterness. Long fruity finish. Light harshness. Well hopped golden ale. Refreshing. Light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2749) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some tropical - floral fruitiness, light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and some floral fruitiness, light piney - citrus hoppyness. Fruity IPA - could use more bitterness (and less caramel).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 15, 2013
bottle sample at beer bloggers conference
dark amber, limey hops, fairly full bodied, medium carbonation, edges dulled on bitterness a bit..maybe an older batch?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2013
330ml bottle from Aldi - clear golden with an orange tint, thin foamy off-white head, fruity, citrusy aroma, no lacing, bittersweet with a dry citrus finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2400) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
33cl bottle at Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours (pale) golden with a white head. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma with citrus and hints of caramel and pine. Medium sweet with caramel and citrus and a slightly spicy finish with a fairly decent bitterness. Ok beer, but not my favourite kind of IPA, a bit too much on the sweet side and not enough hops. (2013-08-18)


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