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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 45   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

mateuszk's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (2420) - Poznań, - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber clear with small head that is quickly minimized to small ring, head leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma consist of caramel, grass a little hints of fruits and pine (very delicate). Medium body and carbonation. Taste is malty, bit sweet with a medium bitter finish. I was surprised that it taste more like an english ipa though it was hopped ith cascade and chalanger. In summary its a medium ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlihcsnatas (668) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Amber with small fast fading head that smells fruity and sweet. Taste is a bit fruitish with some herbal qualities happening and an acidic feel. Not as bitter as most IPAs but still a very interesting and flavorful brew. Got a sampler bottle but now hope to find this in six packs on next visit to store. My bottle shows 5.6% ABV so I am going to assume this is the same recipe as the Europe brew rather than the American one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (299) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 3, 2017
Aroma: light malt Appearance: bright clear amber, slight head Mouthfeel: medium, smooth, medium carbonation Taste: bitterness from start and constant throughout though not overpoweringly so. Overall: probably not bitter enough for a typical IPA but I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frothmeister (753) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear pale golden hue with an off-white head. Super faint nose, but caramel is up front with some light resinous hop notes. Taste-wise, medium sweet with caramel, sultana raisin, faint resinous hops, a very light lime note, and just a bit of minerality that leads into more sweetness, light resinous hops, fruity notes, and faint bitterness that peeks through a very cloying finish. The hops dont counter the sweetness, and it ends up coming across pretty darn lopsided.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3897) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle from Dikkers Slijterij, Hoogeveen. Malty and sweetish aroma with biscuit malt, caramel, mild fruity notes and hops. Flavour is above moderate sweet and almost medium bitter. Body is medium. Okay English-style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1284) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Butelka 0,33l z sześciopaka świątecznego. Kolor bursztynowy z białą średnią pianą, trzyma się dobrze.Aromat zdecydowanie chmielowy, trochę karmelu. W smaku też chmiele z ziołami. Goryczka średnia, piwo dobrze pijalne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Micke_N (1) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2016 does not count
Excellent IPA which I keep going back to when in need for real taste. A keeper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (831) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours a big foamy bubbly white head that doesnt stay very long and has a fairly clear golden appearance. Some sticky lace does still remain. Aromas of fruits, piney hops. Flavours are also quite fruity, some subtle grassy and pine hop notes. Has a bit of bubble gum like taste in the finish. Medium bodied. Fairly acceptable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evilman (160) - Taverny, FRANCE - DEC 17, 2016
A correct IPA. Nothing outstanding and barely different from most average ones you can find on tap. Sweet taste, short head, some bitterness all along, and a pleasant lychee aroma with hints of lemon. Pretty correct to drink on tap, maybe too kind to enjoy at home for my taste. Nice. APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3199) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Part of their Merry Craftmas 6-pack. Pours a clean light-amber colour with an off-white head, average retention and good lacing. Aromas are fresh with hops (Cascade, Challenger) at first. Then, some decent caramel malts base. The taste has the hops, but not as strong. Average bitterness, dryness. Not much lingering, but not bad overall. An easy-drinking IPA that is not shocking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rferrey (64) - Huelva, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2016
Ipa diferente, rubia, poco lpulo, mas malteada, uva, algo de citricos, original cuanto menos, merece la pena probarla

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 59
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5