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RATINGS: 591   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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mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
I had this at the Lobster Shack. man it was delicious. I wanted one more but we had to go. I wouldn’t go back for the food.

4
robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2012
12oz bottle pours a lively copper with a pleasant off white head. Aromas of cereal malts bread and dough some carmel malts and some sour banana. Flavor is bitter with a bit of sour which actually balances nice. Body is meduim and mouth feel is very good. Finish is a bit dry and leaves a bit of sourness behind

4
tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit with noble hops. Appearance is clear, beautiful copper amber with finger width off-white fluffy head with attractive sudsy lacing. Taste is strong caramel with fruit, noble hops light bitter. Palate is medium bodied with thin but creamy texture, lively carbonation and pleasant sweet finish. Overall, much better than I was expecting based on ratings. Not much nuance here but good at what it does with exceptional appearance.

4
deepdrinker (367) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Pours ruby amber with thin white head . Aroma of caramel bread , biscuit and tastes biscuit also with medium bitter aftertaste

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HighlanderOne (1393) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2007
Poured from bottle. Way past due date, oh well. Aroma of hops, caramel, bread which greets you nicely as you drink. Semi clear amber, nice look. Caramel and cake in the flavor, along with the hops. Kinda a hybrid between a belgian and an IPA. Finished quite nicely. I’m quite pleased with this brew. This would make a great everyday beer.


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