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Brewed by XT Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Long Crendon, Aylesbury, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An IPA brewed with crisp, clean extra pale malts and numerous North American flavouring and aromatic hop additions. XPA will satisfy the demands of your hop hungry colonists.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
16th August 2015
Clear gold beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is smooth and fairly dry with trailing fine carbonation. Semi sweet malts, a little grain and a little cream. Hops are fairly bitter with mild floralness and mild orange peel. A little citric zip. Finishes smooth with a long bitter linger. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3262) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Cask gravity at the Ealing beer festival, hazy gold with a lacing head, citrus aromas, palate is marmalade and pine, dry-sweet and a little bready yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3850) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2015
330ml bottle from Beermerchants.com. Dark amber, not much head. Resin grain malt aroma. Flowery vanilla hop and malt flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. A bit too malty for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Aroma: quite hoppy, floral notes, citrus fruit, grapefruit?, fruity. Appearance: hazy gold, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some tropical fruits, some bread and caramel, grapefruits again. Overall: nice IPA, well-balanced. Pint at Bath Brew House, Bath.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Cask, Leicester Beer Festival 2015. Golden with a bubbly head. Aromas are grapefruit with lemon and minerals. Biscuit base malts with hints of pineapple. Flavours are sweet caramel and biscuit with tinned pineapple syrup and pithy grapefruit. Juicy with low woody pine and a herbal finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richie747 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2014
Perfect cask IPA! Hand pumped had a thin white foam and floral green aroma. True to style grapefruit bitterness and pleasantly sticky mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Cask handpull, PoW, Hinckley. Bright gold with a slender, draping white foam. Aroma mature cheese, pissy fur, tripel-like Cointreau, stewed green, sweaty pits and mandarin hop. Good marmalade and orange in syrup thickness; warm booze, liquorice hints. Malts steal show in a clean, oily, peanut-like aftertaste. Some balancing biscuit sweetness but overall pretty bitter. Hops demolished a little by syrupy booze. Generally solid EIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask, gravity at XT Brewery Open day, Saturday 30th November 2013 Warm gold, slight haze, buzzy bitterness, bubbly white head. At once this is crisp green fresh hops but with a persistent buzz, bit like a more gentle Ruination. Fruity, blisteringly hoppy, marvellous. Despite the hoppy onslaught this is actually dangerously drinkable. Big citrussy punch with grapefruit prominent, we’ve missed out on this beer before, so really glad we got to try it today. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Cask gravity at The Firkin Ale House 1st birthday. Hazy gold lasting white head. Grapefruit earthy aroma some pine and resin but mostly fresh yellow grapefruit and a certain earthiness. Good solid apa. Some hop on finish. Some bitterness 3.6/5 re rate even better big grapefruit. Fresh from being tapped. Just my kind of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Hand pump at Chesterfield Ale House - Nice golden look to this one, thin white head. Nose of tropicals, picked out mango and guava, with a taste that builds on this. Robust syrupy mouthfeel, with a good bitter finish. Best XT I’ve had.


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