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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Bowburn, England

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned. Also available occasionally in the cask as Magnificat.
Our interpretation of an India Pale Ale. Not too bitter with extra aroma hops for interest.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Challenger, Target, Columbus, Golding and Saaz hops.

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3.3
Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, grass, grapefruit and hops. A bit thin body, mostly hops. Nice, experimental IPA.

3.6
DanielBrown (4563) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clear gold, no head. This struck me as more of a Golden than a IPA. Hops are more backgroundish, rather than being the main feature. Smooth, easy drinking yes, but in this case easy drining means that the tongue is not stunned by overt hop content. Certainly pleasant, but not a show stopper.

4.4
Grzesiek79 (4485) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bardzo dobre IPA ale specjalne, mocniejsze. Tresciwe i gozkie. Chmiele tu goruja, zwlaszcza zatecki daje goryczke na sporym poziomie. Piana spora i wysoka, a przy tym trwala. Metnosc dosc spora co cieszy w brytyjskich piwach bo to jest rzadkoscia.

3.4
jamestulloch (4422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle from Great Grog. Clear golden body with a thin white head. No visible carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of earth, pear and grass. Flavour of marmalade, peppery hops and dusty malts. Medium body with a light, oily texture. Soft fizz. A solid IPA.

3.4
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores. Pours murky orange amber with a small bubbly/creamy beige head leaving lace. Aroma is caramel, sweet malty, bready, fruity Flavor is sweet, fruity, apples, pears, piny and bitter. Finishes longlived bitter with a fruity touch.

3.2
Holmen2 (4308) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2017
From bottle at Cardinal 05.02.16. Best before April 2015. Slightly hazy golden. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Moderate aroma and taste of pale malt, bitter citrus, papaya, other tropical fruits and dried fruits. Bitterness and Sevilla oranges in taste. Slightly metallic. Round mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

2.9
Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Lighter, copper color with lots of head out of the bottle. Again a metallic edge--what's with Durham and this metallic flavor? The water? Carbonation gives a frothy body, somewhat oily but not hugely. Nutty, slightly acidic, citric, strong bitterness, long finish. Smoother with the yeast poured from the bottle. Sweet-dry thing going on, dry dominating the finish.

3.6
hawthorne00 (4198) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle,11C. Almost clear orange with a white head. Aroma of orange blossoms, earth, caramel, lemon, alcohol. Slightly sweet with biscuit, caramel, peach, then quite earthy bitterness and a dry finish with some wood notes. A little too much carbonation, but perhaps that’s part of the Belgian influence on what remains a very English beer. Lots to like, but the alcohol sticks out too much.

3.1
gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
Strong carbonation misty gold pour aroma citrus grain flavour resinous sweet grain orange citric peel bitter earthy touch grapefruit fairly smooth alefinish fruity sweet taste lasts a short while

3.6
tommann (4031) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a deep gold with a large head. Aroma is sherbet lemon, orange and bready malt underneath. Taste has some straw malt. Bitter marmalade. Sharp bitter finish. Lemon on the aftertaste. Prickly carbonation.


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