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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yespr (47481) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
From tap at Monks Kettle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge, creamy and off-white head. Aroma is butterish and dark caramelish. Bitter, dry malty and light breadish malty. Bitter and dry butterish finish. Tapline is clearly not good.

Ungstrup (38382) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
A hazy orange beer with a small disappearing beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of peach and hints of strawberries. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of garlic. A weird beer.

Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2012
This bottle brought back memories, since the cask version was one of the first real ales I ever tried, at the Waggon and Horses in Newmarket. The U.S. version is a clear deep golden color, small white head and solid lacing. Aroma is slightly sour citrus, straw, white bread. Taste is slightly more bitter and peppery than its British forebear, with a dry and lager-like finish.

Leighton (22298) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
Bottle. An OK beer. Pours a murky gold-brown with a fast-fading, white head. Light malt aroma, some faint caramel. Flavor has moderate sweetness, some grass notes, mild bitterness in the finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Certainly drinkable.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: APR 2, 2003 Draught
Light amber color. Poor aroma. Pretty smooth, a residual sweetness and some caramel, but not enough malty nor hoppy.

Oakes (18756) - 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.

jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Decent ale. Amber, almost orange pour. Nose and taste of light bitters, citrus and spruce. Rated 1/14/03

bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Lightly rich malty aroma. Amber color. Vanishing white head. Starts with spiced malt, followed by hop, then a bit of floral and malt. Medium mouthfeel. Some nutty character develops. Unusual for the English or the Americans. Unique. Nicely balanced finish.

Ratman197 (15350) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle poured a clear copper with a large off white head. Aromas of carmel and toffee with a hint of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee and sweet malt with a bit of fruitiness and a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

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