Arbor FF #03 500 Minute IPA

Formerly brewed at Arbor
Style: Imperial IPA
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Cask; Special - Freestyle Fridays #3. Also available bottle conditioned.
500th brew, continuously hopped every minute for 500 minutes. Proper hoppy!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47099) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity hops, orange - tangerine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111205]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18424) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap - 10/04/12. Clear amber/gold with a very thin white head. Pine, hops, sweet sweet malt on the nose. Sweet malt becomes more biscuity in the taste, hops are more muted, slightly tarte. Full bodied, medium carbonation with a boozy finish. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23944) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
11th April 2012
On tap at the Euston Tap. Clear amber beer, tidy white head. Smooth silky palate. Good sweet malt base supports intense grassy hops. Liptons peach tea. Starts tangy but build in sweetness. Turns in to a sweet pine with a brief note of tropical fruits along the way. Finishes with grassy bitterness. Slightly warming. Quite a trip. The blackboard had a note next to this one that said BOOM! Indeed!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Air pressure cask at Euston Tap. clear amber colour thin white head. Cheese and hop aroma. Not a great aroma. Its then very arresting in moyh. Cheese toffee and harsh hop. I mean its not exactly pleasant but it will get you drunk. Syrupy. Nope. Just not for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8216) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Cask gravity, Leicester BF, 08/03/12. Brilliant bronze with a skim of head. Deep blackcurrant, Tropical Starburst aroma, orange. Heat off the bat; blackcurrant and grapefruit sugared into fruit salad sweetness. Demolished biscuit. Hot alcohol finish ruling out a session. Good flavours but too hot for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10297) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2012
Cask, Leicester Fest 12. Golden with a thin foam. Aromas are caramel and toast malts with strong white wine notes. Plummy with raisins and hints of floral honey. Very peppery with strong booziness. Flavours are tropical fruit with strong marzipan booziness. Base caramel malts with bitter lemon. Cut right through my samosa - as an IPA should. Reainous fruit with floral, green pine. Very much like a barley wine. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25103) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Sweetish malty dry harsh hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with a very dry aftertaste with hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
For starters, I love the nose. Fresh and sweet and full of mangoes with a smattering of peppered banana. Pours copper with a very thin but persistant head. The taste - well, I hate to say it about the balance much as everyone else has, but it is a bit out of kilter. This is ok where the hoppiness is concerned, but where it loses the way is the sourness that spreads out across the tongue into a long, cloying finish. Very cloying. Ok, more of the sweet sharpness of the nose comes through and the floral hop acidity brings you back for another draught but over all, too much too feral. Points for the tongue-in-cheek adventurousness, but points off for the so-close-to-brilliant-but-so-not-quite disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20128) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Cask at CBC, London. Wow, what a divisive beer! Pours clear, rich golden-ruby with a small, soft white head. Deep pine, tree and earth aroma, with some ripe grapefruit. The flavor is intense. Very strong, rich. Sweet with some toasty bread. Very bitter. The first few sips really test ones constitution. Then your mouth (and Spirit!) submit to the roughing and you trudge on. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Thick and resinous. Mild warm finish, some pine and thick sap, trees, earth, toast. Some salt, with ripe and pungent citrus fruits. Good stuff. Lasting grass and pine coat your tongue and throat. A journey, for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (24494) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co., London. Clear pale amber, Orange liqueur aroma. Very sweet with intense salty tangerine flavour. Packed with orange liqueur. Salty, very peppery finish with loads of alcohol and high bitterness. Over the top by a mile.

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