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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ringwoods 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 Shipyards 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle is marked best before February 08. To my surprise this beer still tastes perfectly fine, but it has been in the refrigerator for years. Slight caramel, some nuts and fruit, subtle hints of diacetyl. Crisp, clean hops, dry finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3387) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dry malty and very slightly spiced with hops. Really pretty drinkable and nice. Not sweet and weird like I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2012
malty and crisp, I actualyl like this style, sweetish malts without the fake syrup flavors

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2012
pours a light amber with an average but quickly disappearing head. This beer is lightly sweet wit a cider like taste and a bitter after taste.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6361) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours hazy, brown-amber with an average, off-white head. Scent is light...caramel and malt. Taste is a little peppery-caramel....a bit tea-like. Just sort of fizzles out...too watery, too weak. I see the intent, it just falls a little short.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Not a real strong aroma... almost has a macro-brew scent to it plus a bit of malt and caramel. In the current light, it has almost a burnt orange hue to it. Has a real malty taste. Not much flavor...no hop character to speak to. Pretty forgettable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (8525) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
bottle at festibiere quebec, qc. clear amber with a small white head, little retention, no lacing. nose is plain caramel with light spicyness. some nuttiness, pepper. average carbonation, light body - thin, short herbal-citrusy finish. meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Molsonator (20) - - JUN 28, 2012
one of my favorites, not bitter really and very malty. one of my favorites. definitely would love this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottlevine (7) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012 does not count
I bought one bottle of this at a local grocery store. Its not a bad beer, but i found it to be a bit underwhelming. Flavor was a bit thin, and while it looked nice in the glass, with plenty of foam sticking to the sides as I drank it, it wasnt a very exciting beer all in all. Not bad, but not great either.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (4369) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
21 may 2012, tap. Light brown, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is dark toast and bitter grassy hops. Thin and fizzy body. Kind of skunky grassy hops and the Budweiser of brown ales. Not really appealing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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