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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: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special homebrew competition winner 2012


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2588) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin head. Aroma is fruity hop. Flavour is a nice mix of fruity sweet and bitterness, peach and apricot with a growing bitter palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle bbe 3/2014. Light amber clear. Nice initial burst of hops on nose- citrusy, sweet lime, with o good malty, slight caramel backing. Body is quite filling, soft. Bitter, but not harsh. Caramels, green citrus. Very nice.

-- bb/wp8

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2445) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden worth decent white head. Big pungent hoppy aroma, lots of grapefruit, citrus, mango (nelson?). Taste has lots of fruity hop flavours, orange, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, some caramel and biscuit. Decent body with a mildly bitter finish. I like this

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2257) - GERMANY - FEB 25, 2013
0,33 l bottle BB Mar 2014 from Bierzwerg.de Dark golden color, clear and with frothy, white foam Good / typical spruce, citrus, grapefruit and bitter hops aroma. medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter and long finish. Nice bottle label design.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle at the Doric Arms, Edinburgh on 16 May. Poured a hazy mid-golden, with a thin layer of white head. Aroma was malt heavy, with tinned fruit and some citrus hops in the mix. Grapefruit flavours and other tropical fruit, with dry cereal. Finish was sweet malt, bread and raisins.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1954) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
070713. Bottle at Praha, Tampere. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma sweet hops. stuffy feel. Not Bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
[cask at launch, Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh] Brilliantly clear pale golden pour, thick white head. Looks really inviting. The aroma is soft and sweet, very fruity with pineapple and peach – but also some piney hop there as well. Flavour is classic Williams Brothers, that smooth peachy element – very floral, and really well balanced. No idea this was 5.5%, it hides the alcohol brilliantly. Highly impressive [05092012]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (1863) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2012
Keg for the launch at Holyrood 9a. Pours Orange Amber with a nice foamy white head. Aroma is pleasant if a little deadened. Light tropical fruit and a little orangey citrus. Flavour was nice but not a quantum leap from Joker ( as mentioned by Dantheman). When I ordered it, I was asked by the barmaid ’cask or keg? and I instinctively answered ’keg’ because I believe it to be a better conduit for IPA. I fear I made the wrong decision and I wish I’d got one of each by way of comparison.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (1831) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle at Kaisla. Amber color, whit head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, vegetables, a bit of caramel and grass. Bitter finish with citrus and caramel. Not my kind of an IPA, but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Aroma: Lovely grapefruit and peach notes with a hint of pepper.

Appearance: Clear golden body with a medium white head. Light carbonation. Good lacing.

Taste: Big grapefruit flavour. Slightly earthy. Nice and refreshing with a soft bitter finish.

Palate: Medium body with a slick oily texture. Average carbonation.

Overall: Tastes lighter than its 5.5% ABV. Big grapefruit flavours.


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