Brewed by Blue Anchor
Style: Bitter
Helston, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. May be sold as Jubilee.
A clean tasting hoppy beer, originally brewed for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Julilee in 2002.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Scopey (16566) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Cask at the Blue Anchor. It pours cloudy amber with a dense white head. The nose is fresh, sweet orange, doughy malts, bread & marmalade and earth. The taste is crisp, bitter, creamy, bready malts, brioche, orange peel, apricot, touch of astringency, earth, leaf, light spice, floral notes and some cereal with a firm, dry finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Pretty pleasant old-Englandshire IPA in good condition.

47574xeCD (1362) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Cask at the Blue Anchor 27/10/15. Poor review as beer was on the turn. Poured cloudy gold orange with white head. Hop presence, mild bitterness, grapefruit and Citrus. Lightly IPA.

madmitch76 (26879) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
21st October 2013
On tap at the wonderful Blue Anchor. As ’Jubilee IPA;. Almost clear gold - amber beer. Good white head which is odd because there is no carbonation in the smooth palate. Light malt, clean and little creamy, Light orange marmalade hops with some floral things. Light finish with a mellow bitter linger. Good flavours but flat condition.

MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Ripe pears and bitter hop resins dwell within honeyed malts in this silky, engaging Old World IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty dark golden.
-A touch of sulphur adds to the list of idiosyncrasies.
-This one doesn’t taste as unique as their Spingos, but it’s still different from the normal English IPA.
-The hop aftertaste is quite leafy.
-An engaging briny touch melds with the hop profile.
-Carbonation is very low, increasing drinkability.

On cask at The Rake.

fonefan (53104) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Blue Anchor Spingo Diamond Jubilee ].
[ BBF 06-2013 ]. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry, bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121208]

planky84 (3603) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Cask at the Grape and Grain Spring Beer Festival, Crystal Palace. Clear brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, malt and treacle nose. Caramel, sweet roast flavour with a smidgen of licorice. Sweet malt laden finish. Not too bad.

gunnar (9989) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2011
Cask at the Blue Anchor, Helston, as Jubilee IPA. Pours clear golden with a small white head.Aroma is malty. Taste is very light, good nutty malts and some candy like sweetness, light in hops, moderate dry end.

Oakes (19576) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
aka Pale Ale. Slightly hazy blond. Earthy and almost herbal aroma. Earthy, a little funky palate with hints of pedio. If you’ve seen the brewery you woudn’t be surprised by the funk. Interesting beer.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
Cask as Jubilee IPA at the Blue Anchor. Pale gold with a hint of pedio in the aroma but tastes fabulous. Nice nutty malts. Rich for how light it is with yummy floral hops.

imdownthepub (15669) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle conditioned as Jubilee Ale 2002, 330ml. From The Blue Anchor, Helston, Cornwall. Orange gold, hazed with slight white head. Honeyed smooth beer, aged reasonably to allow the hops to be amalgamated into the overall flavour. Some sherry like qualitties. Malty sweet finish.

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

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5