overall
95
94
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Initially Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndreasP (204) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2017
Sampled as Bear State. Nice aroma of tropical fruits. Rather malty for a West Coast IPA, almost like a double IPA. Hop taste is also less than expected from the aroma while a strong bitterness ends this nice beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2892) - Finspng, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Bottled:
Pours clear amber with a nice head. Aroma is dough, ripe fruit and some pine needles. Flavour is grape fruit with some notes of pine needles. Long bitterness. Somewhat sharp mouth feel.
A solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (4107) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket, as "Thornbridge Bear State". Aroma is tropical fruity hops, citrus, peach, pale malt, grapefruit, with a touch of pine and mild floral notes. Flavour is above moderate sweet with a bitter finish. Body is medium. Gets the job done, well-hopped IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AJL1980 (121) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle from premier Store, Farsley. Boozy aroma, tastes of fruit which lingers. Packs a bit of a punch couldnt have too many of these. Quite complex....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (1359) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. In terms of aroma and flavour; this beer is decent, but nothing more than that. The great appearance is the best aspect of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13739) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Heavy hopppy and moderate malty aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. long moderate bitter finsh. Oily palate. NIce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (840) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 21, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 Hazy, orange, stable white head. Aroma: tropical, sweet citrus, herbs. Taste: moderate bitter. Flavour: rotten fruit, guelder rose berries (Viburnum opulus), some warming alcohol. Good hoppy with prominent alcohol notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
m.mahu (174) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle at Beer Zone, Iasi, Ro. Golden amber colour, slightly hazy, with medium off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit and a touch of resin. Hoppy taste, dry and lasting bitterness. One of my favourites. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostS (207) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 21, 2016
medium, to strong aroma - herbal hops, green and succulency herbs, with a lot of flower, pine needles, partly ripe yellow fruits, some yeasts. medium to strong taste - intense bitterness of herbal hops, green and succulency herbs, dandelion sap, pine needles, partly yellow ripe fruits, some green apricots. with an aggressive bitterness, but very good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (245) - MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2016
Golden, a bit hazy, with thick medium head. Smells tropical fruit, honey, citrus. Medium body, tender bitterness on the tongue but with long lasting bitter and sharp finish. A bit beyond average.


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