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


on tap

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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO (fresh, one hopes). Clear and incredibly bubbly gold with a large and lasting fizzy/foamy white head. Aroma is grass, lemon zest, light floral bitterness and a hint of biscuity slightly sweet grain - pretty decent. Taste - a little bit of dry acidity there, lots of lemon/lemongrass and for the trifecta, lemon zest - nice and refreshing, building alcohol. Light, very nicely carbonated, dry with an acidic zing in the medium finish - simple, but extremely refreshing. Possibly better on keg than cask but I will seek this one out on handpull my next trip to Blighty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buczer (378) - Łdź, POLAND - APR 6, 2014
bottle, pours very pale yellow with white head. Clear with some bad looking sediment. Nice aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Some malty sweetness balanced with medium bitterness, Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (3645) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from farm shop in Sheffield. Pours slightly hazy golden. Big aroma of citrus, pine and grass. Similar in the flavour. starts sweet before lovely bitter finish. Complex and beautifully balanced. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16717) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2014
Bottle, 7.4%. Clear deep golden with big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach and citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little sweet, pine, grapefruit and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2014
So after the Jaipur I got to sample this with my learned off-sider, Bartlett. This is a bit more like it we agreed. It had a greater depth of colour, leaning toward orange amber and spicy resinous aromas. There was a bigger body with up front resinous hoppiness and amiable bitterness. There was good warmth from the higher alcohol content and a lengthy finish coupled with greater drinkers satisfaction. Lovely stuff. More please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at La Fine Mousse, Paris. Pours hazy golden with small white head. Fruity hops aroma. Fruity citrus flavor with pleasant hoppy bitterness. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
500 ml bottle @ "Gld Bar", Oslo. March 22, 2014 Beer from a tulip glass Cloudy pale yellow color with a small white head and medium carbonation. Served a bit cold, but aroma and taste comes after a while. Aroma is hop,citrus,grass,floral and some peach and fruit. A bit hoppy and grassy IPA.Finish is both light sweet and dry. A nice IPA i could drink more of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (1395) - Zbki, POLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Barwa: bardzo jasna, słomkowa, lekko zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, dość szybko zanikająca, ale oblepiająca szkło. Wysycenie średnie. Aromat: typowy dla chmieli amerykańskich, a zatem żywica, cytrusy, owoce tropikalne. Przykrywający wszystko i bardzo przyjemny. Brak nuty alkoholowej. Smak: początkowo słodki ze zdecydowaną chmielową kontrą. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej. Po chwili nuty słodowe (niestety) ulatniają się i pozostaje głwnie goryczka. Thornbridge Brewery po raz kolejny udowadnia, że potrafi tworzyć ciekawe i smaczne piwa. Może mianem Imperial IPA bym go nie określił, bo ekstraktu ( w tym słodyczy) i mocy trochę brakuje, jednak oglnie jest moim zdaniem bardzo udane. Aromatem można się upajać bez końca, do tego smak rwnież wypada nieźle. Stosunek ceny do jakości podobnie. Nie może zatem dziwić dość wysoka ocena. Polecam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Pours misty golden with pillowy robust head. Nice busty unique aroma. Melange of tropical fruits - pineapple, kiwi and a hint of mango - cushioned against some pear, pine and caramel malt, maybe a little strawberry. Very soft and light on the palate but creamy. Taste is sweet pear and tropical fruit with some pine and mediating biscuit malts. Beautifully synchronized. Has a clean medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1826) - BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Very hoppy imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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