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


on tap

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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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Veer's rating

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (831) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2016
Clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is honey, flowers and citrus. Taste is caramel, lime and pineapple

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nevalainen (638) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Clear amber color with white head. Aroma is hoppy fruits, citrus. Taste has a bit of bitterness, but its quite sweet after all. Ok ipa, but I prefer them more bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Raistlin (327) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2016
Pours a clear golden colour with a small beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, hops. Taste is sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish. Too sweet of a finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hatzer (181) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Quite like this stuff good pour nice head fresh crisp good scottish attempt braveheart freedom

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Korcz (890) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer_rel_goals (6) - - NOV 12, 2016 does not count
Nice with a bit of spice and caramel in the taste. Pale copper hue. Poured with little head out of bottle.Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (423) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
It pours clear copper; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: pine resin, toffee, grapefruit, alcohol, and cracker. The taste is medium-light bitter. The palate is medium-light bodied, with light carbonation, and has a medium finish. Overall, its not very interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
portwood (216) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
Caramel, honey, sweet citrus, light floral hops. Low carbonation, malty sweet, medium body. Tangerine, caramel, low bitterness. This is a very middle of the road beer, too sweet and lacks the bitterness of a typical IPA (5.6% bottle bb Sept 2017)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (628) - - OCT 10, 2016
A scottish, amber IPA with low, white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, citrus, light juniper. Taste is bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (1055) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
Amber pour with very little head. Malty, toffee aromas with a little citrus. Taste is predominantly malty, caramel, with a little citrus and fairly mild bitterness.

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