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Brewed by Downton
Style: English Strong Ale
Salisbury, England

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular - 6.8% & Bottled: Unfiltered - 7.0%.
Ingredients: Avon Valley water; Malted barley, Maize, Pacific Gem, Challenger, East Kent Goldings, Pioneer, and Fuggles hops, Brewers yeast
A traditional India Pale Ale, brewed with a hugely increased hop rate for a strong, floral aroma, and a powerful, bitter taste. This award winning IPA is seriously drinkable, but deceptively strong…. not a beer to be taken lightly! Strong, hoppy and refreshing. Bursting with hoppy resin flavours and citrus, this is an IPA with a bite. Light enough in flavour to be refreshing for the summer, yet strong enough to be warming in the winter.

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Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Best before 06 12 14, fuck me thats ambitious for an IPA. Bit of a gusher, can’t remember the last time I said that about an IPA. Blond, massive white head. Aroma is malty and a bit piney. The beer is bitter and sweet, beyond that, lacking flavor. Nothing special.

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gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2015
KRS 310115. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is pine, malt, hop. Flavour is pine, malt, hop, caramel, citrus. bitter finish. OK beer.

3
FatPhil (17172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2007
Draught (Pullman, Helsinki)Dark yellow, loose head. Candifloss aroma, light fruits, citrus, sour mashed grain. Huge malty taste which gets overwhelmed after swallowing by even huger hoppy bitterness. Coats the tongue a bit, but not unpleasant.

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bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
Pours golden in colour with a medium sized head. Malty with notes of grain, hops, toffee, herbs, citrus and alcohol.

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cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2008
Golden, hazy with particles of yeast. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Low carbonation and oily. The beer is somewhat sweet, fruity with moderate hops. Noticeable alcohol. Within it’s class a C, overall C+

3
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottled:
A good crisp golden ale with one or two bubbles drifting toward the puffy, frozen-in-time head. HAs the straw and sawdust one comes to expect from Fuggles in the aroma with a light lift coming from somewhere also. Toasted cereal notes int the the mouht with a very slight dryness in a sawdust way from the hops. Quite sweet overall. Thick and stickily textured, a bit much for an IPA.
I’m quite a fan, really does the fuggles justice with the big whole tongue dryness of the goldings; but it’s not everything I would look for in an IPA.

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booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2010
This is a bottle conditioned ale which fell over in the boot of my car so had alot of yeast in suspension as I couldnt wait for it to settle!

Very pale in appearance, nice to see an IPA of decent strength (7%) especially from a UK brewer. The IBUs arent too OTT. Had an almost ’craft brewed’ taste which is a good thing in these day of filtered and pasteurised bottled ale. Does taste its strength.

Fairly low carbonation which leads to a very thin head.

3
sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. A golden yellow beer with a very loose & disappearing bubbly off-white head. Floral, light passion fruit hops and a pretty sweet malty, toffee aroma. A quite sickly & cloying maltiness on the tongue, not much hop character - just a mild citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, short to medium length finish and a soft mouthfeel.

3
Quack-Duck (9534) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2011
bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy pale golden yellow, small white head. Aoma of tropical fruit. Malty-sweet base with hints of sweetcorn, unusual hops with flavours of tropical fruit, not citrusy at all. Interesting IPA.

3
swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2011
bottle, floral hoppy aroma, citrus aroma, pale, clear, white foam, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, not very special IPA


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