Davenports IPA Export Bitter (Bottled)

Formerly brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate)
Style: Bitter
Walsall, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottled, Occasional;

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MBison's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle 500 ml. Poured gold with a small, rocky, off-white head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of earthy/fruity hops with orange citrus, zesty lemon citrus, biscuity malts, caramel, apricots and light notes of passionfruit. Flavor was a mild earthy/fruity hop bitterness with notes of ripe nectarines, passionfruit, biscuity malts, toffee, light notes of hop resins and a dry finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry/hoppy mouthfeel and a good length finish. Drinks well above its ABV.

HopfenWeisse (1536) - - AUG 1, 2012
From old backlog. Golden colour with small head. Aroma is malt, hops. Flavour is about the same as aroma.

BlackHaddock (7321) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
June 2010: A lovely sunny Saturday afternoon drinking session started with this beer, poured into a ’Corsendonk’ badged stemmed tulip and a vase shaped ’Watzdorfer’ badged Pilsner glass. Having spent two weeks in the US recently and drinking overly hopped IPA’s, this came as a wonderful suprise, it is about 100% better than anything I had in the US, stuff those Arogant Bastards at Stone, those Hopped Stoopid guys at Lagunitas, I wouldn’t give Rogue anytime let alone 60 or 90 minutes. This beer is just miles ahead in flavour, why are you people in the US so aggressive with your hops? No need at all. The aroma from this wonderful beer, like the taste was a hop orientated true IPA. The colour was almost lager pale gold, but not quiet. Pale, Lager and Crystal malts are used. These are supplimented with torrefied wheat, Progress, Mount Head and Styrion Golding hops. Before anyone else in the US tries to make an IPA, Double/triple/quad/etc, etc, IPA they should have this beer first. The amazing thing about this beer is: it is a supermaket cheapo.

Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 14, 2010
To be fair this beer was about 6 months past BB. A smelly, slightly skunked note runs right through the palate and does take away from otherwise is a nice minerally, chalky flavour, albeit very very light in terms of weight. Will look at again with a bottle in better nick.

ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a clear mid-gold, with next to no head, and consequently quite poor lacing. Hints of honey appear on the nose, with some faint citrus hops. Mild resin hops are present to begin, but the watery nature of this beer overcomes them soon. There is perhaps a hint of caramel in the finish, but again, the beer is far too watery for it to be terribly noticeable. This beer is far, far too watery on the palate. What flavour it has is washed away in the tsunami of watery nothingness. I wouldn’t bother with it again.

mile (3945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2010
Bottled. Golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate malty sweetish aroma, fruit and honey, light citrus hoppyness. Light to moderate sweetish malty body, fruit and honey with toffee, light citrus hoppyness. Finish is malty and sweetish, short to average duration. Great balance between aroma and taste, but body is quite weak and too sweet for my taste.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with no head. Citrus and cardboard compete for dominance in this bitter beer. Good points and bad points obviously. Passable but never satisfying.

RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is plainly dry, and the flavour is yeasty and dry. Overall a low quality yeasty, dry and gasey beer.

mkel07 (5949) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2010
500ml bottle. Medium sized head sits atop an amber base. Low carbonation with a lemon zesty aroma which is pleasant enough. Light refreshing citrus flavour with a mild bitterness that makes it easy to drink.

Hermod (7841) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2010
50cl bottle, CM Vantaa. Pours clear golden color with a small white head that quickly dissapears. Aroma is hoppy and sweetish. Fruity flavour, honey and citrus. Some citrus also in finish, ends quite bitter. Light and refreshing.

jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2009
pours a light straw colour with a thin white head. nice and light on the palate, bitterness quite plesant, very drinkable on a warn summers day...

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