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


on tap

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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman33190 (89) - - DEC 1, 2013
Fizzy urine colour ( I’m sorry but it is). Strong odour of mango and pineapple. Tight palate, fizzy but doesn’t blow up your cheeks when you swill. Same fruity notes in the taste but obviously with a bitter hoppy kick. Refreshing and very drinkable.

MarcinG (874) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Butelka 330ml. Lekko metnawe o jasno zlotym kolorze. Piana biala,obfita,opada dosc szybko. Aromat cytrusow i slodkich owocow tropikalnych,w tle lekka sosna. W smaku slodkie mango ananas i marakuja zbalansowane przez grejpfruta i pomarancze. Wszystko to okraszone sosnowym akcentem. Alkohol dobrze ukryty...nic tylko pic i pic.

ruigo (3009) - PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2017
500ml bottle. Hazy golden orange with a small white head. Citrus, tropical fruit, pine, caramel and grassy. Good.

sharkydodson (1623) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 15, 2017
the aroma is hoppy and fruity with hints of pine, sour orange, key lime, grapefruit and spicy herbs... the taste is fruity and malty with notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon peel, pine needles and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

GoufCustom (2007) - HONG KONG - JUL 7, 2017

330 ml bottle bought at HK Brewcraft in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Clear light goldenThree-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing with barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with strong white grapes, gooseberry, melon, yellow fruits, cream soda, strong floral, fructose, pepper, spices, dry biscuits, citrus and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet strong Ale malt, with tartness, strong grapefruit, citrus, white grapes, floral, light sugar, spices, resins, biscuits, strong lemon, very strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body. Dry, lean and quite oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a wheat-slimmed background. Fairly tart. Strong grapefruit bitter hops dominate with NS’ vineyness abound. Flowery with fair sweetness. Spicy and quite oozy. Dry bready with strong lemon to round. Very good!

Hoppiness: White grapes, gooseberry, melon, yellow fruits, cream soda, strong floral, pepper, spices, citrus and grass in nose. Grapefruit, citrus, white grapes, floral, spices, resins, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, very high astringent bitter-sweet fair malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Crisp, citrusy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one achieves the strong bitterness yet quite pleasant. Good NS viney and creamy aroma and citrus taste, and the resin ooze is just right. Yet it was little too wheat thinned to be truly impressive. Still a highly enjoyable Summer IPA!

jooilakon (170) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle 330 ml from Waitrose. Rich aromas of tropical fruit and grass. Small white head, hazy golden yellow body. Taste is intense and rich bitter with fruity notes. I sense notes of grapefruit and citrus.

loscovar (377) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 5, 2017
On tap @ berthom. Wow, that is a killer imperial ipa, really nice job guys!!

Rubin77 (2133) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2017
F: medium size, white, average retention. C: pale gold, almost clear. A: tangerine, passion fruits, orange, tropical fruits. T: malty, tropical fruits, tangerine, orange, bit of pine resin, hint of earthy, medium to full body, low to medium carbonation, light slick mouthfeel, not bad at all, 33cl bottle from Waitrose supermarket @ Albion Way in Horsham.

MartyW (278) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
Draft Thornbridge halcyon. Slight hazy golden with small off white head. Smell of farm and hops. Flavour had yeast, earthy notes, yeast, grass. Grassy aftertaste.

arnaultp (30) - FRANCE - JUN 8, 2017
Arômes de fruits tropicaux, de caramel, de pamplemousse et de houblon. En bouche on retrouve des saveurs douces à l'amertume prononcé pour des notes de malt, de caramel, de pin, d'ananas, d'agrumes et de houblons. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

pawos (196) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Kolor jasny, złocisty, lekko zmętnione. W aromacie trochę amerykańskich chmieli - pomarańcza, limonka. W smaku piwo jest raczej wytrawne. Mocna, zalegająca goryczka. Posmak chmielowy

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