overall
45
22
style
Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
previously 5.3%

Belhaven Brewery’s 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 doesn’t 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.


3.9
saledio89 (17) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - NOV 22, 2017
From 0.33 l bottle. Pours yellowish to copper with nice white head, that quickly disappears. Nice smell of hops. Medium body, with some citrus aroma. Bit bitter, not too much. Kind of sweet aftertaste with notes of grapefruit. Not bad IPA.

3.6
herrklemann (447) - Graz, AUSTRIA - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle. Medium white head on a clear amber body. Nice, tart citric aroma, resin, a bit floral and perfumey, light nail polish remover. Starts out tart, with light sweetness, just a little bitterness. Slick, soft medium body with lively carbonation. Surprisingly nice!

3.2
alex_leit (5156) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle. Aroma hoppy with pleasant malt hues. Taste: sweetish, malty, slightly fruity, with nuts, mild hop bitterness.

2.9
jksipa (1018) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Crystal clear medium gold with a small short lived white head. Nose is toffee and bread with a light overlay of grass, citrus and some floral notes. Flavour is light+ toffee sweetness with a medium- grass and pineapple bitterness and a light spice near the end.. Mouth is medium- and slick with slightly soft carbonation and a quick finish. Just OK 6/3/6-/3/11

3
Mariox (338) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji oraz przepisana z profilu na Untappd. przeciętne IPA

2.3
Subliminal64 (222) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
Where Purchased: 347ml bottle from a fall mixer pack from the LCBO Consumed: from a pilsner glass Aroma: Smells hoppy. Not much else there. Appearance : filtered pale medium gold with lots of head thatdisappears immediately to no lacing. Taste: a little bitter for my liking. Not much malt or sweet flavour. Very bland other then the hops. Palate : light to medium body. Bitter with a slight sweet aftertaste. Low carbonation. Overall: It was laking flavour. Too bland, other then hops. Kind of what I expected from an IPA. But as IPA's go, this wasn't bad. Most are so bitter and sour that you have to put them down. I was glad to try but will not buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.

3.4
hub66 (526) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Couleur ambrée; mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés et fruités (pas assez pour une IPA); finale moyennement amère

1.9
funcut (733) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2017
Kupljeno u djela...niti blizu IPA okusa...a zbog toga sam je i uzeo...nije prelosa ali ni nista posebno..ne bih je pio ponovno

2.9
Grumbo (3980) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3
simontomlinson (590) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Frothy white head on a translucent, still golden body. Minimal aroma of...... not much. Medium bodied, airy on the palate & a tingle on the back. well balanced with dark stone fruit, lemon, grapefruit & malt hints. Not to bad.


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