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Wiper and True India Pale Ale Sorachi Ace

Wiper and True India Pale Ale Sorachi Ace
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Wiper and True
Brewed at Ashley Down

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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A single hopped India Pale Ale to Explore the wonders of Sorachi Ace, a truly unique hop developed in Japan. Sorachi is famous for bringing distinct lemon citrus flavours, light floral notes, tea, dill, and even coconut to beer. This is a complex hop that is not for everyone but it certainly is for us.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of coconut and bubblegum. Taste is lemon and coconut. Finishes bitter. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is coconut, lemon, taste is lemon, bubblegum, tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1318) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Lion’s Den beershop, Yarm. Hazy orange amber colour, foam white head and fragrant aroma with zesty lemon and orange citrus. Taste is sweetish, malt caramel, toffee with tropical fruit, pineapple, citrusy notes, bergamot & woody pine bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry woody earthy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden brown with a large off white foam. Aromas are herbal liquorice with leafy pine. Nutty black tea with bready yeast and base toffee. Spicy with woody light cinamon. Flavours are sweet toffee with spiced oranges and herbal notes. Creamy with oak and black tea. Peppery with raisins and mellow grapefruit. Dry and bready on the palate. Very different. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (982) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at home, 5th September 14. The aroma is pine, a little light citrus. Taste is full Sorachi, a lovely and unique hop flavour, lots of bergamot, citrus, pine, perfectly balanced and showcased. Excellent Sorachi Ace IPA, could do with more if these differentiated IPAs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (968) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
330ml bottle, pours hazy golden brown / amber, with a small off-white head. Aroma has an initial citrus hop twang, orange and lemon but then becomes more complex with earl grey tea aromas, aniseed. There is a nice malt base, taste iis lightly bitter, light body, thin, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish. Well balanced and nice hop character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
28th August 2014
Very hazy deep amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with fine carbonation. Smooth airy malts, little cream sweetness. Lovely Sorachi hops - lemon and orange rind, sweetish cream and little herb. Light finish. Mild bitter linger. Comes together really well. Lovely. Sorachi Ace rocks!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3047) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, hops, pineapple, coconut, grapefruit, mango, fennel seeds. Bitter flavour, malts, hops, fennel seeds, quite fruity. Finish coconut, hay, malts, light alcohol. Nice!
(From 33cL bottle @ RBESG 2014 tasting, CBC Clapham. Thanks for sharing, Scopey!)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared by Scopey. Clear dark orange color, average to medium sized off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts and big big Sorachi ace with some liquorice as well. Taste malts, anise, liquorice, hops, Sorachi ace, nicely bitter. Average to medium body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
500ml bottle @ RBESG Aug 14, CBC Clapham thanks to Paul. Unfortunately stole the last of this bottle from Ken (apologies!). Lots of dill & coconut dominating with little in the way of citrus Sorachi coming through. And I do like a bit of Sorachi. Disappointing in that regard but judging by the rates below I may have to re-rate from a fresh bottle.


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