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87
style
Brewed by Oakham
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Peterborough, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Festival special for 2011 Peterborough Beer Festival. Hopped with Chinook, Centennial, Columbus and Cascade.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2017
Gravicask (StABF2016) (6+:4:7:4:13=3.4+)
Huge marmalade aroma. Rich orange. Very mellow sweet taste, some liquorice aspects. Tons of fruity hops. Nice bitter bite. Full smooth sweet palate. Maybe marmitey finish. An easy sipper considering the well-hidden strength.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2971) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2016
Cask @ Sheffield Tap, Sheffield [0110916]
Dark amber, clear, white head
Aroma of tropical fruits, lots of fruits, peach, bit of apricot, diesel fumes from Pacer wafting into bar
Taste of sweet fruity malts, touch of grassy hops, some sweet caramel, honey, tropical fruits, citrus, alcohol is noticeable
Palate - Medium body, quite sweet
Overall - Fruity, malty, rather boozy though. Heavy going - 1/2 pt enough - probably better on tap

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7729) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Cask handpull at The Webb Ellis Twickenham as Oakham Dream Catcher, 6.9%. Very dark amber, almost brown, translucent with a sense compact tan head, leaving thick lacing. Aroma is fresh orange, grapefruit. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sherbet, grapefruit, toffeeish malts, woody floral notes, touch of booze showing up, grassy finish. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (2429) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Cask at the Admiral Benbow on the promenade overlooking the sea in Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire. Poured a clear deep amber colour with a small firm off white head. Aroma of malt, light hop, caramel and biscuit, and a touch of chocolate. Medium sweetness, light bitter. Dry mouthfeel, full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. A good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4597) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Tried at the Cardinals Hat, Lincoln. Amber colour with an off white head. Big citrus orange aroma. Taste mid sweet yo light bitterness medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (822) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Cask. Grapefruit rind embedded in caramel malt. Pours amber with white top and strong if broken lace wash. Taste is rich and smooth with the density of hops giving it an aged quality. Sweet foretaste with a bitter twist. Very good if hardly a typical IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2438) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee apple, some spicy orange, slight dark fruits, a little pine and subtle grassy hops. Taste of caramel, toffee apple, orange zest, some dark fruits, slight resin, a little grapefruit and subtle grassy, floral hops. Full bodied but a sticky texture. A sweetish, stewed toffee apple and citrus finish. A boozy cask IPA. Full bodied, citrusy and packed full of US hops. Wasnt sure at first though because it also contains a lot of caramel and stewed, toffee apple flavours. Decent overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (4943) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Cask. Pivni, York. Clear, dark gold. Dense, creamy white head. Nose has sweet, sugary malts. Pungent, grassy, floral hop. Some notes of baked apple, and dried fruit. Taste is sweet, then grassy bitter. Full body. A bit sticky. Chewy, bittersweet finish. Hard work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Cask at The George, Croydon. It pours clear amber with a bubbly beige head. The nose is fresh, juicy, fragrant, orange squash, peach, honeysuckle, lychee, pine and a touch of varnish. The taste is pretty bitter, pine, resinous, grapefruit, blood orange, tangerine, peach, perfumed, light toffee and some chewy malt backbone with a lingering dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Pretty juicy stuff. Enjoyable, albeit not Oakhams best.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 16, 2015
cask at CBC SMA, London. It pours a clean golden color with no head. Aroma is sweet toffee and vanilla with light orange peel and caramel. Taste is sweet and boozy, with toffee, alcohol fusels, vanilla. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, worst Oakham ever for me


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