Brewed by Ilkley Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ilkley, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Cask and bottle; Regular.
India Pale Ales were made for transport overseas and are strong in alcohol and strongly hopped. Our golden coloured Lotus IPA is both of these and more with summit hops from New Zealand and cascade hops from America giving strong aromas and flavours of mango, grapefruit and all round citrus.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - FEB 2, 2013
Hmm..im wondering if i had a dodgy bottle looking at the past scoring!! anyway, bottle from Cotteridge wines. Pours a nice deep gold with soft white head. No real aroma, quite weak.If anything quite grassy. Taste is very light, medium bitterness. The hops are not standing out here at all. was waiting for that tropical, citrus hit you assocciate with Summit & Cascade hops but its not happening here. This is a very standard UK beer not the international style IPA i was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1181) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Light amber frothy head good lacing mango papaya some resin from the hop nice ipa from the lighter side of the spectrum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (317) - Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Can from Hops and Crafts Exeter. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit,papaya,,mango,blood orange with some hoppy dankness. Taste of grapefruit,pine,orange,mango with some biscuit from the malt. Light bodied, well carbonated the finish has pleasing bitterness,dryness & more hop flavours of grapefruit,mango,tangerine & pine. Well made !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36154) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2016
A light amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, tropical fruits, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, tropical fruits, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2742) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark gold with a small to medium white head. The bouquet is light, and centres on malt, white grape and tropical fruit. Sweet juicy taste, with a bitter turn waiting in the background. More grape and papaya in the finish. Full palate, very nice carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4133) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: light floral hops, straw, cereal malts. Appearance: clear brown, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, nice floral bitterness in the finish. Overall: nice English-style IPA, good aroma and palate. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (10167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
[email protected] 2015, Olympia, London - golden orange coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is tropical and citrus fruity, hoppy and malty, some caramel, orange, grapefruit and peach, pine needles, hoppy bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (3058) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Cask at GBBF, Olympia, London, 2015. Amber pour with a white head. Caramel malt and citrus aroma and taste. Fruity stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoneR (31) - - AUG 16, 2015
This was the first IPA I sampled at GBBF 2015, and I am pleased it was. A noticeable aroma, with a quite complex taste, with quite a lot going on. Probably could have done with a tad more on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
[York Beer Festival, 2014] - Ilkley Brewery Lotus IPA, 5.6%, tieforange, etwas Schaum. Mango und florale Noten im Aroma, deutlich anders als das Great Heck. Ganz leichte medizinische Noten. Leicht lig, kaum wssrig in der Textur. Im Antrunk leicht slich! deutlich floral, mit Mango, aber v.a. floral. Zur Mitte bitterer, weiter dominant floral. gegen Ende nimmt die Bitterkeit deutlich zu, dennoch bleibt das Bier rund. Etwas Fichtennadeln im Abgang, aber kein Harz. Nachhall ist sowohl bitter floral als auch etwas fruchtig, anhaltend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (3356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
18.10.2014. Cask. Fruity citrus aroma. Taste is exotic fruits, passion fruit, hops. nice.

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