Brewed by Loddon Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dunsden, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask & bottle; Regular. Originally a special brewed for Reading Beer Festival 2005.

An IPA as an IPA should be: packed with a full malty flavour and a strong complex hop finish imparted by Styrian Goldings and Fuggles.

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john44 (3544) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2018
Cask at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon in Dec 2017 - Lightly hazed gold in colour. Medium foamy white head. Good lacing. Fruity; grapefruit citrus, rindy, apple. Hoppy; good hop bitterness, floral hops. Malty; grainy malts, caramel. Moderately bitter citrus fruity and hoppy throughout. Increasingly bitter finish. Very drinkable. (2017-12)

tombyars (1821) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Tasted this in Tennents Bar, Glasgow on the 2nd October 2017. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Slight hoppy aroma with strong fruit notes of pear drop sweets long on the nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a light backbone of light digestive biscuit, cut with tart pear fruit. There is a light sweet citrus hoppy citrus flavour to the bitter hop resins present in the aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet but verging on the hoppy side with soft pear fruit still detectable on the palate. A decent session ESB.

mabuzzer (1007) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Cask at Wetherspoons, Rutherglen. Clear, golden with a thin white head. Not much aroma, flavour is cereal, sweet malt and fruity hops. OK, but unremarkable

saxo (20062) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2017
Cask @ Last Plantagenet (JDW), Leicester. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, hops, flowers, malt and has a nice bitter finish.

Rasmus40 (22784) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2017
Cask @ Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260717

HopsDoctor83 (76) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Creamy smooth, aroma of barley has a good head. Golden in appearance easy to drink and the strength not apparent in taste. Very moreish

Don2711 (513) - - JUN 26, 2017
Dissaponting given strenght. Grainy Hoppy but not a lot going on. Acceptable though.

The_Osprey (10000) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Cask HP at The Webb Ellis Twickenham as Loddon Forbury Lion Strong IPA, 5.5%. Amber orange, translucent, still, foamy white head endures and leaves full lacing. Aroma is airy, white bread, musty. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation for cask. Taste is hop-forward, resinous and nutty, seeded bread, tangy hops, drying finish. Tangy, drying and quite thin. Simple and doesn’t deliver much at the abv. A bit disappointing, but alright.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 14, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clear golden color with small white head. Aroma is grainy and malty, not much going on. Taste is also quite malty, grainy, with light straw and starch. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, unremerkable

ManVsBeer (11723) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Burnley Beer Festival 2015. Its strength is evident and is hopped with lots of bubblegum sweetness for its flavour.

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