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style
Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 139   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden with a foamy head. Grassy aroma with faint hints of mango and peach. Fruity and slightly hoppy taste with a hint of sweetness and notes of peach, biscuity malt and lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Dark golden colour, thick head. Not much aroma to it, complex range of flavours. Enjoyable but also a little bit of a muddle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - AUG 6, 2015
Hazy light copper, large slightly off-white head which holds back the aroma a little, but hints of citrus and yeast. Flavour is quite boozy, some citrus, slightly floral, pine, a little malt. Moderate bitter finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (982) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Tulip. Golden, little hazy with big, white, semi-densed head. Medicore lacing and good head retention. Fruity and yesty aroma, little peachy. Taste is light to medium bitter pretty well balanced by malty (biscuity) sweetness. In overall highly drinkable, but still an average IPA>

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2858) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Thanks to Mark for this! Pours a hazy golden color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit. The taste is crisp fruit, citrus, toasted malt flavor in the middle ending dry and crisp. Then body is light+ with nice, fine carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2188) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
280912. Bottle at salhojankadun pub, tampere. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Aroma citrusy hops, fruits, spices. Fruity sweet taste. Hoppy for an english beer. Not Bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Bottled. Deep goldeny orange colour with a small bubbly/fluffy head which leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, some spruce, sweet fruityness as well as some slight herbal notes. Flavour is rather similar with some resiny and nectary notes as well. Quite rich carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3591) - CROATIA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Coppers 8 till 8, Newcastle. Shared with JFK10000. Pours hazy orange, white head. Malty, citrus, floral hops, bitterish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
500ml bottle from Great Grog, shared with jeevan. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of floral orange hops, light malt some yeastiness. Tate is light bitter orange. Oily texture. Light mineral notes on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3924) - 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.


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