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Wiper and True India Pale Ale Family Tree

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Wiper and True
Brewed at Ashley Down

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Family tree explores the relationship between a family of first class hops: Nugget, Simcoe and Mosaic. The exotic fruit, spice and earthiness of Nugget and the stone fruit and piney flavours of Simcoe have been bred together to create Mosaic - an excitingly complex eliciting the characteristics of both its parents, and much more. Here we can see how the three get along together, as one hoppy family.


3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1391) - WALES - JUL 14, 2014
Bottled Feb 2014. Nice bottle. The beer is an opaque hazy brick red / orange, small white head. Aroma is bad. Wet sticks, popadom, vegetal, compost bin. Ergh. Body is medium, some spritz, a little foamy. Taste is much, much better than the aroma - though that wouldn’t be difficult. Lemon, sweet caramel, slight sherbet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
6th July 2014
Very hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Light malt with a little sweet cream. Light hops - ripe orange whisper of some Sorachi like lemon, Light dry finish. Not bad but the hops could be punchier.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas are quite light, lime, mandarin, not much else. Taste brings a little maltiness, but only a faint tropical bitterness. Really not much going on here, more like a souped-up bitter than an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. It pours dark amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is sweet pineapple, tangerine, persimmon, earth, pine and varnish. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, spice, varnish, pine, resin, roasted pineapple, nectarine and orange peel with a dry finish. Touch of alcohol in the background. Medium body and fine carbonation. Perhaps a touch sweet, but very nice nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Corks of North Street. Copper coloured and hazy with a decent, beige head. Aroma of lime and mango, with an earthy malt kick that verged on the spicy. Full-bodied flavour, with blood orange and bruised apricots, dense, almost rye like malts and a dryish finish with a whiff of pine. A lot going on and enjoying to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1117) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Lumpy, amber colour. Film and persistent halo of amber head. Raspberry jam. Grapefruit marmalade. Ginger. All very sweet. Taste is jammy sweet. A little spiciness. Light bitter. Palate is chewy and oily. Fine carbonation adds to the chewiness. Finish is light bitter. Nice enough, but needs a dollop more bitterness for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Nose is limeade and Sunnyboys with a gently ameliorating spice note - a touch clovey. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a strong, fluffy head. The flavour is interesting - juicy and fat with hops but low on the traditionally accompanying bitterness. Sweetness and sunshine come through - sweet orange, Sprite, a touch of acacia honey. Then, just in time, a bit of staunch bitter backbone comes through at the end - a hint of pepper, a dash of spice. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1388) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottled 27/02/14. Pours a clear amber with and off white head. Nice fruity, mildy veg funky aroma, bit of dankness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, lemon, overripe pineapple, passion fruit, pine, marmalade, some toast. Too sweet for me, slightly cloying, decent though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3201) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Muddy orange reddish medium brown, not much head. Light fruit caramel hop aroma. Mandarin mango & hop flavour. Watery with lingering spicy tropical fruit aftertaste. New brewery for me. Not bad effort.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leebotton (184) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Pours red golden with a very slight haze. Minimal white head of medium to large bubbles. Smell is grapefruit, sickly syrup and passionfruit. There is a stingy acidity in the nose too. Flavour is better balanced than aroma, with some orangey, ’stonefruit’ and citrus notes. Nice, zingy. Very soft texture.


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