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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Amber Ale
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. Has been seen in cask.
This IPA is not particularly Pale. In fact it’s a deep ruby red. Based on a modern American style beer from Oregon using Cascade and Centennial hops in appropriate proportions, for bittering, aroma and dry hopping balanced with a strong Crystal malt backbone.

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1218) - - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys. Was really looking forward to this, so imagine my disappointment when I opened the bottle (after a long, shitty day at work!) and the contents erupted all over the kitchen worktop, floor and sink. I’ve been left with a centimetre of headless murky amber beer, with loads of "floaters", cant say I’m looking forward to this! Certainly smells ok, well hopped! This is also the case on the palate, the 6.2% is also noticable. Quite nice, shame about the disastrous start. There’s nothing on the label to suggest this is bottle conditioned, and it doesn’t seem to be infected as the "floaters" have now all sunk to the bottom, so I guess this was one of the last bottles out of the vat! Nice beer, but not impressed! ...... a couple of hours later and I’ve just been on the brewery website and it IS bottle conditioned, they just dont say it on the label!! .......I’ve just re-read the description above and the first line says "bottle conditioned" !!! Well Done Gavin!!


3.4
ManVsBeer (10801) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle from Booths, Clitheroe. Clouded amber-brown with a very active head when poured from the bottle - frothy and disappearing. Has a stated tropical fruitiness with its strength very stated through this.

2.7
WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Rich amber on colour with a fine, pale yellow head. Faint aroma of bitter juniper and citrus hops. Bitter flavour, almost drowning in dry sawdust with a touch of hops. Definite bitter aftertaste at the back of the palate. Slight burnt toast.

2.8
omhper (25374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Bottled at Ångkvarn, Uppsala. Clear copper colour, rich head. Caramelly lingonberry aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Caramelly with mild dusty citrus and lingonberry tartness. Mid bitter finish.

3.8
Turboninja (805) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Medium, soft combination of malts and berries. Also some honey. Not sweet nor too bitter either. Medium body with medium carbonation. Quite good.

3.3
Kavu (4981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Pispalan Pulteri during the OKS Oktoberfest. Pours clear deep amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts and fruits with some pine. Flavor is malts, fruits, pine, some coffee and hops. Pretty good.

3.6
olsvammel (7257) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2016
Samle at SBWF 2016. Malty and fruity smell wtih sponge cake. Similar taste with some hops, citrus and grapefruit. Medium bitterness. Malty IPA.

3.4
Swaroga (2223) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark ruby, almost brown with small , dark beige head. Aroma is spices, toasted bread, some caramel, burned muffin with candied citrus peel. Creamy mouth feel. Dry toasted bread with bitter roasted notes. Some grapefruit peel and bay leaf too. Overall easy to drink. Not bad.

3.8
undercurrent25 (2172) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Pours a red colour. Taste is hoppy and malty. Quite dry on the palate. Fairly good beer

3.5
mjs (7532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
(Bottle, 0.33 l  - BB 23092017, at Bar Molotow, 20160704) The beer poured deep reddish Brown. Its head was large and almost white. Aroma had pine, grass, caramel and malts. Palate was nearly full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste had caramel and bitterness. A good strong bodied amber ale.

2.8
MarcinG (946) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Ciemny mahoniowy kolor (sic!). Piana biala mala szybko opadajaca. W zapachu karmel potem szyszki i cytrusy. W smaku podobnie duzo karmelu i ciastek . Wszystkie tak typowe dla IPY smaki I zapachy zostaly w tym piwie stlumione przez dziwny posmak karmelowo-chemiczny . Bardzo ostre i ciezkie na finiszu dziwna gorycz dlugo utrzymuje sie w ustach. Dziwne...

Marcin G


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