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46
23
style
Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
previously 5.3%

Belhaven Brewerys flagship American-style IPA. A bold but refreshing ale using pale malt to provide sweetness and a little Crystal malt for extra toffee and a touch of astringency. Challenger provides clean bitterness and an underlying herbal hoppyness. Hersbrucker adds a little fruit, spiciness and floral character and Cascade as the late hop adds masses of grapefruit citrus aroma and taste and floral fragrance. All three hops contribute to the bold bitterness and satisfying finish as well as the huge hop store aroma.
Ingredients: Pale malt, Cascade, Hersbrucker and Challenger hops.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
Aroma: yum! Different hops that all come together beautifully. Biscuity malt. Delicious. Somewhat soapy and neste-like. Definitely my type of aroma. Very faint scent of liquorice.
Flavour: Initially sweet and reminiscent of cookies in a delicious way. Mild hop bitterness kicks in and makes it a very palatable albeit mild beer. I think of getting inside a cosy cabin at winter, fresh baked cookies and some fluffy beer. Some of that liquorice again, and it doesnt fit the taste as well as the aroma. Slightly roasted aftertaste. Overall much breadier than expected.
Appearance: Clear, yellowish orange body w/ some pale, frothy head.
Palate: Fluffy, delicious.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pims (9) - - MAR 20, 2017 does not count
Aroma : citrus and grass at first, but then it all went away Appearance : Clear gold body, faint white head Taste : citrus if you focus hard enough, but close to inexistant. Acid end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (535) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2017
Clear golden color with small white head. Malt and some hop aroma with herbal notes. Dry and bittersweet taste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bawelt (746) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Nulle. Nez inexistant, un peu de levures, les houblons tournent sur un espce de saaz industriel (en un peu mieux). Bouche sans aucun got si ce nest un faux air agrumes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
autos5 (104) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 11, 2017
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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (4293) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2017 Bottle @ Fiddlers. Pours a clear copper coloured beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of leaves, grass, some herbal hoppy notes. Flavor is fairly bitter, one dimensional. Well made and malty, good hop balance but overall not too interesting. Not really getting the American side of the story here, thought it was an English ipa by the taste of it. Ow well.. decent in my book.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Oracolo78 (158) - ITALY - FEB 25, 2017
Colore oro, velato, schiuma bianca e fine di buona persistenza. Allolfatto note lievemente fruttate. Al palato note vegetali amare, erbacee e poco fruttate. Molto beverina ma rimane una birra come unaltra.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3212) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pale dark amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, malts, citrus, pine and herbs. Quite OK.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tmzl (304) - SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2017
Bitter balanced, light metallic, honey middle sweetness, herbal, pine, bit vomity...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2922) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Golden Amber in colour. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Very Fruity; citrus - orange and grapefruit. Malty base; toasty malts, caramel and toffee. Quite bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Bitter dry finish. Tasty. Refreshing. Drinkable. (2009-01)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3789) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2017
Mooi helder gefilterd gouden met witte kraag. Aroma van mout vooral, hop, gras, stro, hooi. Smaken redelijk zoet, weeig mout, gras, stro, lichte citrus, zwak bitter, eigenlijk totaal geen ipa, matige body, lage co2, niet zo bijzonder


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