Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy

 
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Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ultra pale, Ultra aromatic Kiwi IPA.

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Scopey's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (15725) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle, 7% at the Evening Star, Brighton. It pours hazy straw yellow with a medium white head. The nose is dough, grapefruit, gooseberry, white grape, kiwi, some spice and nettles. The taste is grapefruit, lemon, tart gooseberry, melon, white grape, pithy, strong soap, wood, assertive bitterness, vinous aspect, dough and underling spice with a long, bitter-dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Good depth of flavour and well balanced. An impressive brew all-round.


3
BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2017
20th Nov 2017. Shrewsbury Beer Share Group Meeting in Chez Sophie. 330ml bottle: 6.8% ABV: BB 10th Nov 2018. No idea who brought this, but it wasn't me (Mat seems to think it was me, but wasn't). Anyway, it came out a misty golden colour and had a white topping on it. Nose had a citrus leaning with off-notes, taste similar, lost the wine somewhere at least for me. Not the best beer I've had from BBF.

3.7
minutemat (6063) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017
330ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie Nov 17, courtesy of Bladdock. Pours a hazy golden orange, small off-white head. Aroma is bretty fruity funk. Taste is bretty, lightly prickly.. not getting a massive amount of white wine influence. Tis a little oaky. Decent.

3.6
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2017
6.8abv... Bottle 14ish at cropredy 2017 Friday... Copper... Massive foam head.. Big funk.. Big bretty fruit nose... Long dry funk... Big white wine finish

3.5
Navers (219) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow. Beer served in 14°C, Tulip Glass. Pours dark golden, small thick head. Aroma is lemony, with lime, sour and mild pear notes. Taste is overloaded with lemon and tart, slightly sour, mineral. Light carbonation, medium body. Quite nice.

3.9
tommann (3948) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
330ml bottle. White burgundy barrel aged at 6.8%. Pours hazy dark orange with a medium head. Aroma is sharp sour lemon, with tropical hop underneath. Taste has tropical hop throughout with a light sour finish. Woody aftertaste. Lambic-esque.

3.9
flying_pig (1647) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2017
Half pint on keg from Inn Deep, Glasgow (£3.50):
Quite a nice collaborative effort here from the two English based breweries, the beer was definitely a hop-filled one with a bit more sweetness than I’d anticipated at times but the oak & vanilla flavours were nice to see in this type of beer. For the most part it was the tropical flavours & hop bitterness that dominated proceedings but I was also surprised to see some of tart & funky saison like flavours near the end which were unexpected but welcome additions to the beer. It was a fresh & lively offering that proved quite easy to drink despite its strength; good stuff & one I’d be open to having again.

3
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Keg at Hopwater Cellar, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden haze with an off white froth. Very plain after gorgeous sour so it was pretty like drinking water. It should be able to fight through so it’s disappointing.

3.3
Fullpintofbeer (439) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Not dead yet! Offered at 6.8%. Tap @Barley Mow, Bristol. Small white head, golden/amber colour, clear, fair lacing. Aroma: barrel, oak, raisin, bit of alcohol. Lightly sweet with bitter/alcohol aftertaste. Full body, soft carbonation, long finish. Needs more balance.

3.5
Mr_Pink_152 (5548) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
On tap at the Craft Rooms Lincoln At 6.8% abv. Hazy orange to small off white head. Aroma sweet fruit and caramel, pine, tropical mango and orange pith. Taste light bittersweet, with a light sweet finish.

3.7
anfractuosity (456) - - MAR 1, 2017
Very enjoyable IPA, can taste a nice oakiness to it, along with a good fruitiness.


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