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97
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Autumn. Previously 7.7%.

Light gold in colour, Halcyon is brimming with intense pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest and pine hop flavours. Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat malt, hops (Galaxy, Ella, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Bramling Cross), yeast.

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3.8
MaartenRF10 (1950) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
Draft @ BBF’12
2012 version (7.4%) Slightly hazy blond. Perfect white head. Aroma’s sweet fruity hops. Taste pretty bitter hops. Very nice thirst quencher. Good body and carbo.

3.7
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Borefts 2011. Poured hazy golden amber with an aroma of citrus and pine. Medium body with flavour of lemon and grapefruit with some pine and a refreshing dry, bitter aftertaste.

3.4
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Gold in color with a white head. Citrus peel hops on the nose with some floral hops, a hint of melon, and some citrus peel. A nice bready malt base and sweetness. The flavor has a bit of cracker malt to go along with the bread. Citrus zestiness, some floral hops, a hint of pine, and melon.

4.4
Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013 50cl bottle (7.4% ABV). Pours hazy light orange/gold with thin but lasting clean white head - decent lacing. Aroma is wonderfully exotic, with passionfruit, mango, and sweet orange combining with citrus and floral notes. Taste is tropical hop notes (grapefruit, citrus, mango) alongside some floral & light pine character. Tasty biscuity malt backbone with a touch of sweetness, although the hops are firmly in the driving seat. Medium to full mouthfeel with a lovely medium-dry finish and lingering citrus/pine bitterness. No sticky caramel in sight which is a relief - this is perfect on the palate in my eyes. A cracker of an IPA, which has become my go-to hop hit (when I can get it fresh); it’s perhaps pushing it a bit to class this as ’imperial’, but hell - who cares - these Thornbridge lads certainly know what they’re doing.

3.6
manucorazzini (23) - Braine-L’Alleud, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2012
7,4% alc. vol. Nose is on citrusy hops with some resin and floral notes. Color is straw with pale blond hue, hazy, rocky head. Taste is light sweetness, pleasing bitterness and a bit saltiness. Palate is light body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. A bit oxydated. Lack some character.

4
Swaroga (2217) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 1, 2012
50cl bottle. It has a blue label and it has 7,4%. Hazy, light yellow with medium white head. Nose : strong citron aromas, distinctive citrus zest and little pine. Some little tart. Sip : medium body with oily texture. Low carbonation. It’s sweet with strong soapy lemon bite. Nice smooth body. Don’t feel the alcohol. It has a moderate bitterness considering it’s an IPA. Still the bitterness it’s quite strong. Overall it’s very lemony and quite tasty. Smooth body makes it delicious to swallow.

4.4
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Smells of huge hops, floral hops, citrus hops and piney hops, with caramel, sweet malt, flowers, grass, light grains, light yeast, and a hint of spices like pepper and coriander. The hops dominate the aroma, but there are plenty of earthy notes mixed in this smell.Tastes like it smells, with floral hops, citrus hops, caramel, sweet malt, grass, grapefruit, light yeast, spices, coriander and maybe some orange peel; slight bitterness to it, but it was subtle and didn’t take away from the flavor.

3.7
jamestulloch (4109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2017 Bottle from Salt Horse. Hazy golden body with tiny yeast flecks beneath a large white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, orange rind, pine and lychee. Flavour of tropical fruit, lemon sweets, pine and biscuit. Bitter finish. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Light fizz. Bright and hoppy.

3.8
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle @ home. Orange amber color with a pillowy white head. The nose is bright sugary mango, seagrass,and tropical citrus fruits. Nice pine-like hop aromas. The taste is mild orange and mango fruit salad. Bracing bitter hop flavors persist into the long dry finish. The beer’s a bit chalky and salty. Medium body, easy-drinking. The alcohol’s hidden well. Nice work.

4.1
knickskicks (1162) - - AUG 18, 2012
Orange, white head. Big tropical fruit aroma, along with grapefruit, pine needles. Sweet and bitter pulpy fruits. Nice sticky mouthfeel.


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