RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Single bottle from a Publix mix. Pours a clear dark amber with a lasting creamy head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts, nice but not very layered. Taste is the same - very sweet and malty. too thin. Good but not what I’d consider an ESB at all.

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.

Reynolds314 (3470) - 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.

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2012
malty and crisp, I actualyl like this style, sweetish malts without the fake syrup flavors

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.

Patrickctenchi (6691) - Cox’s 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.

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.

czar (9338) - Québec, 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.

Molsonator (20) - - JUN 28, 2012
one of my favorites, not bitter really and very malty. one of my favorites. definitely would love this again.

scottlevine (7) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012 does not count
I bought one bottle of this at a local grocery store. It’s 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 wasn’t a very exciting beer all in all. Not bad, but not great either.

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