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


on tap


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Ultra pale, Ultra aromatic Kiwi IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13006) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a small head.Hoppy and left an unusual fruity aftertaste .Plenty of body and all round its a very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
29th November 2012
The Hope, Carlshalton. 7.0% bottle from the fridge. Hazy gold beer, big fluffy white head. Palate is slightly dry and a little crispy. Medium citric hops with a nice touch of gooseberry tartness. Then the white wine tang kicks in, it becomes quite strong picking up a creamy white wine vibe. Finishes sharp and slightly sour and dry. Very satisfying and original beer. The bottle vanished!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4393) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
7% Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Smells airey and light with some grape. I live what beersiveknown has written below: perfectly identifies the fruit notes. But to me this has some lactic sourness - is that supposed to be the case, or is something amiss? An inconclusive experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3097) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A dark golden coloured pour with a medium tight white head on top. Citrus/tropical fruit aroma. Tastes of citrus fruit/tropical fruit, hoppy, quite bitter, malty. A bit one dimensional but still pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersiveknown (5079) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 20, 2012
This beer is spot on and deserves a 5. Fresh grape and lime aromas, palest gold in prime condition. Kiwi fruit and tangerines, bitterness and malt perfectly balanced and drinks like a session beer despite the ABV. More please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
[email protected] Cornubia, Bristol. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and some nice tropical fruity notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, citrusy with some mild honey and sweet malts. Tropical fruity bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Cask-conditioned at the Colston Yard, Bristol 4/08/2012. Straw coloured with a slight white head that left lace down the glass. Big aroma of gooseberries, grapefruit and mango with a touch of balancing sweetness. Flavour had more fruit, a hint of biscuit malts and a lingering, dry finish with a touch of pine. Excellent and very drinkable for the ABV [4.0]. Bottle conditioned version at 7% ABV - Pale gold with a slight hop haze and thin but tight white head and moderate carbonation. Gooseberry, pineapple and grapefruit aroma with a touch of pine sharpness. Full bodied mouth feel with white grapes upfront, followed by more, sweetish tropical fruit and some balancing tart gooseberries. Finish was dry and prickly. Very good [3.8].

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