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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the amazing hoppy beers being brewed by American craft brewers this beer is heavily hopped, packing it with tropical fruit flavours and aromas. Pineapple, passion fruit & grapefruit are the dominant features of this beautiful amber ale, that has a big strong malt backbone to balance out all the hops.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6170) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - FEB 13, 2013
500ml bottle from the Romsey Beer Emporium. A deep amber pour with a dense cream head; theres a rich tropical fruit aroma fromthe moment the bottle is opened; the mouthfeel is soft and thick with some initial sweet tropical fruits, but immediately overtaken by the intensity of the hops giving a piney, grapefruit bitterness that contasts with the passion fruit body. This is definitely a great interpretation of the American IPA style. Excellent.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (890) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1997) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A hazy amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, strawberry, some orange, grapefruit, slight pine and subtle pineapple. Taste of orange, grapefruit, some pine, a hint of passion fruit, pineapple, slight toasted malts, burnt caramel and subtle red berries. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A long, dryish, piney and citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A very good take on an American IPA. A good amount of citrus and pine hop bitterness and sweet, caramel and toasted malts.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5582) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Butchers Hook, Southampton. The sweet malt body here does support the juicy citric hops so this feels quite balanced and drinkable. I hadnt realised at the time that the abv was as high as 6.5% as it doesnt feel that strong. For me the malt is not doing much more than balancing and supporting the hops. The malt is too pale, too biscuit like, and too bland, for my taste. The focus here is on the juicy hops, which thankfully held off, just, from burning my lips. I was OK with this, but its not really my thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1482) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2016
On cask @ the Bon Accord Glasgow deep golden amber colour beer with tropical fruit aroma flavour is orange tropical fruits big hoppy flavour with malty backbone great American style ipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4183) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose, Michaelwood Services and drunk at Stowford farm campsite, Devon. Slightly hazy golden amber beer. Aroma of tropical fruit and pine resin. Taste is light pine resin, tropical fruit and juicy hops. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3815) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Gold, thin but sustained white head and good condition. Big hoppy nose with hints of grass, grapefruit, raspberry jam and distant toffee. Full bodied and fruity in the mouth, with raspberry and sweet grain fighting a solid citrusy hop bitterness for balance but in the finish the bitterness becomes dominant without becoming dominating.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (875) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
50cl bottle picked up at Waitrose, Stratford and consumed on 23-Jun-2016. Hazy amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Really fruit number - pineapple, mango and grapefruit. Medium hopped and bittersweet. Excellent, loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6546) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Sunday 3rd July 2016. 500ml bottle conditioned, into a UK pint sleeve at home. Sediment left the bottle, so the dull amber body had a slight haze: on top a wispy white covering and collar. Tropical fruits rule both the nose and taste with a definite grapefruit lead. Liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (181) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose. (£2.50) Shortly after drinking a truly awful Sharps Doom Bar in a pub, I had this at home and the difference is night and day. Soft and subtle, lots of taste - just very good. Thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4040) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep golden colour with a thick off white head. Aroma deep orange, and clementine, marmalade, and pine. Taste starts light sweet, and long deep bittersweet to bitter finish. refreshing tang to the body.


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