Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Sold as Toby’s IPA at the Toby Jug in Glasgow.
A refreshing drink made with Maris Otter malted barley and Clyde Valley hops.
It is a light coloured IPA making it an especially pleasant session ale which captures the pedigree of the famous draught horses still to be seen around the Strathaven area.

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ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo, shared with BBGTC. Clear golden body, tiny white head. Herbal flowery hop tones to the nose, flanked by diacetyl-ish buttery notes and hints of pale malts. Taste is butterscotch, pale malts and some thin-ish hop tones in the back. Faint and weak. Body is thin and watery. IPA my ass; even with the widest of definition this is nowhere near the genre...

ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
golden clear Cardboard and grainy, hints of citrus Butterscotch and cardboard light body

gunnar (9403) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
Pours clear light golden with a thin white film on top. Aroma is light hoppy and malty. Taste is moderate bitter citrussy hops, high carbonated, lingering spicy bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

KnutAlbert (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle from Centra. Pale gold, very run of the mill English ale. The connection with the horses escapes me. Light citrus hops, rather bland and anonyomous.

OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2012
0.5 L bottle, obtained @Centra Colosseum, Oslo. A layer of blond fisheyes, on a pale gold colored body with good clarity. Light aroma of sweet creamed caramel and earthy, lightly spiced hops. Light malt body. Sweet-accented caramel malts with a certain raw harshness to it. Mild bitterness. Earthy and light fruity hop flavors, with a note of cardboard. Sourish malt tones in the finish. A decent beverage, but not very well conditioned and past its prime.

tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Tasted this at the Esquire house, Glasgow (JDW) in July 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear straw in colour with a thin white creamy head. Faint aroma of lemon peel, short in intensity. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt delivers a digestive biscuit base with citric grapefruit and lemon notes full in the mouth. Barley grain and dusty lemony hops compliment the malt well, giving a bitter resiny aftertaste. Finish is hoppy with lemon pith left in the palate. A refreshing summer session IPA and well recommended.

Sigmund (7820) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2012
500 ml bottle, from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 3.8%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate but nice aroma of butterscotch and toffee. Refreshing flavour, some malts, nutty and toffee notes, hints of butterscotch, very moderate hops in the finish, not too sweet. Certainly not an IPA by any stretch of the mind, but definitely drinkable.,

mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Light nose . Very blond with a slight yeast haze . Very gentle hop profile . Soft malt character . Overall average . Definetly not a ipa .

stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2011
Cask @ The King’s HIghway. Inverness. 250811
Golden beer, clear, thin white head.
Aroma - Very light aroma on the nose, some sweet malt.
Taste - Fruity light malt, some citrus hop, honey syrup, crunchie bar honeycomb centre. Muddled.
Palate - Sweet then moves to a bitter sweet finish. Soft carb, rather slick texture.
Overall - Rather sweet and muddled flavour. Not great. An IPA?....Er, no.

Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2011
On cask at The Standing Order. A blonde ale with a thin white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, lemon and light malt. Light bitterness with flavours of lemon again with barley and spicy, peppery hop notes. A little oily although on the thin side. Refreshing nonetheless.

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