overall
71
47
style
RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 58   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
4-Time Real Ale Festival Medal Winner
During the 1800s, when the sun never set on the British Empire, beer being shipped to the Far East always arrived spoiled. To correct this situation, British brewers added large quantities of hops to their pale ales. (Hops act as a natural preservative.) The result is an intensely hoppy amber beer. Delicious with seafood and all spicy flavorful foods.
O.G. 1056 I.B.U. 58

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at Franklin location
The worst beer of the bunch was a run of the mill IPA. While it wasnt disappointing the beer was just boring. Ive had better southern IPAs so I know it isnt a style or regional thing. Of the four selections available at the time this is the only one I would have felt wasnt worth the price of a full pint. At least there are usually seven other options to choose from at any given time.

Aroma / Appearance - Lively carbonation bubbled like a clear golden soda. Rye bread, peanut butter, and orange marmalade were routine and somehow less exciting as a whole than they might have been individually. Most importantly there just wasnt much depth.

Flavor / Palate - Citrus spread over a sourdough bun is safe and simple. Not changing too much over time it gets to be boring and predictable by the third sip. The lingering bitterness shows this has some legs but overall it is just lacking. Maybe if I caught it as a happy hour special Id give it another try but at full bar prices this one earns a pass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (8475) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12/26/10. On tap at the Nashville location. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Light but nice citrus aroma with some citrus and pine. Bitter but malty flavor with a touch of citrus, but its quite one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Drank at the Boscos Cool Springs in Franklin, TN. Pour is amber with some dark brown. Nose is spicy hoppy. Not very floral. Seems to be more British in style. Not as intense as many. Oddly enough, I liked it more as I drank more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7182) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Sample at Boscos Squared in Memphis. Gold with copper. Tart citrus aroma. Flavor is similar and is bitter. Perhaps Cascade? There is some light pepper spice, bread, and caramel. Well hopped and a nice IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Clear orange with no head. Mild citrus hops aroma and an earthy bitterness with a crisp grapefruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Nashville. Deep amber in color with a nice lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and resinous and citrusy hops. Not terribly hoppy, but for a British IPA thats acceptable. Flavor is good and balanced. Caramel and toffee malt notes as well as citrusy and resinous hops. A little pine. Medium-full bodied with some hop oils on the palate. A pretty solid British IPA overall. Surprisingly good for a random brewpub in Nashville.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Would have made the sea journey from Britain to India. Bitter (Boscos says at IPU around 58) but balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
On tap at Memphis brewpub. Pours clear dark gold with white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, and some caramel malts. Flavor is bitter hops, crystal malt and some citrus. Finishes bitter. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Decent IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Draft at the brewpub in Hillsboro Village, Nashville. Pours a clear gold with a small-to-medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, caramel, malt. Flavor follows suit and is well-balanced, sweet, and bitter. Light bodied, with a bitter finish. Pretty average IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5078) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Draft at Nashville location. Small off-white head, transparent body with no visible carbonation, fair amount of lacing, and a yellow-gold hue. The aroma was pine and citrus hops and some malt. The flavor was pine and citrus hops, sweet malt, and mildly bitter tasting. The mouthfeel was lightly tingly and this beer was light-medium bodied. An easy to drink IPA since it was not overly hoppy tasting and one of the few beers that I enjoyed at this establishment.


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