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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ringwood’s beer brewed under licence in USA by Shipyard.

“A Beast of a Beer”

Old Thumper Extra Special Ale was created by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England and mentor to Shipyard’s master brewer is a non-traditional English bitter, brewed in the US solely by Shipyard.

First Brewed: June 1992
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Challenger, Progress, Goldings
Color: Light Copper
IBUs: 35
OG: 1.060

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3.3
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
rust color.Nice white frothy head. Lacing was tight. clear in the glass. Not much visible carbonation. in the nose, mild malt, cookie dough. not much else. Taste starts slighty sweet and acidic. Finished bitter. Average length. Palate was a little soft. Not bad.

3.1
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Reddish orange color with a thick white head. Bready smell. Dry, with a sweet apple taste to it.

2.8
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Light amber, medium white head, malty nose with hints of fruit and spice. Very grainy body with a somewhat bitter finish. Hints of diacetyl, but only hints. A touch of fruitiness. Slightly harsh.

3.3
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Old Thumper has nice hoppy nose. The flavor is on the hop side of balanced but there's plenty of malt in there as well.

2.8
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and caramel. A medium bodied ale, Malts are mild, slightly sweet and fruity. Apples and vanilla. Hops are very dry and somewhat floral. There is a very distinct orange flavor to this beer. Slightly bittering, and there is a strange aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch astringent.

2.3
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2003
orange fizzy beer. just another bland english ale. slighty sour taste with a poor finish. not impressed

2.9
Oakes (17826) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
Amber; aroma shows ringwood yeast, herbal hop, caramel. Straightforward English ale - a step up from Bass and Double Diamond but along the same lines.

4.1
Albert (39) - Miramar, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2003
Beautiful to look at, copper color. Very British while made in the U.S. Similar to Old Speckled Hen or New Castle with a bit more bitterness and spice.

2.6
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Clear copper in color with a medium head. Aroma is putrid, but better than their Export. Flavors are of carmel and toffee with barely a hint of hops. Finish is earthy and fairly clean. Unimpressive.

4.1
seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2002
very hoppy towards the end of the glass. nice head that faded very quickly to an awesome display of lacing. the aroma had a hint of pears? (unless my nose is falling apart on me) this was not the best beer out there, but i will try it again to see if i need to re-rate it.


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