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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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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5
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Quite simply the best beer in the world. Hops and hops and then a bit of malt but full on resin hops and loveliness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Bottle, Rehills, Ncl & from the brewery shop. Re-rated as it deserves a 5, utterly exquisite. Truly superb fresh hop aroma, as if the hop flowers are floating in your glass. Beautiful pale gold colour, dances across the tongue with a perfect balance of bitter tanginess and peaches n cream.Caramel appears midway and pine needles become more obvious. Alcohol is well masked. This is as up there as Racer 5 for me.

5
kingvit (409) - - JUL 25, 2014
Aroma: citrus, caramel, mango Appearance: pale urine, medium foamy head Taste: heavy bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness Palate: average carbonation, long finish, thick texture, full body Initially prickly sour with fruity notes, mid-bottle malty and resinish, heavy astringent bitterness with striking citrus flavour at the end. A specialty. Drank both from the tap and bottle (the latter reviewed)

5
MissIPA (1) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - APR 28, 2017 does not count
This must be the best IPA I have tried so far. It kicks in immediately, beautiful strong bitterness all the way, with citrus hop aroma, refreshing, enchanting, impressive

4.9
D33tro (1) - London, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Caramel, bread, barnyard, basement aromas, barnyard, barnyard, alcohol, earthy, alcohol, barnyard

4.8
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - DEC 8, 2012
Chiara, poca schiuma poco persistente, Aroma intenso di frutti esotici, In bocca tornano i frutti esotici prepotenti molto di più del sentore di caramello presente ma non troppo, quindi un’imperial ipa leggermente atipica ma di gran impatto! Retrogusto lungo ottimo e molto molto persistente!

4.8
kyr2 (32) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 27, 2013
I´ve had plenty of beers, but this one is of the few of whose taste I can clearly remember. Lightly bitter, not too heavy, nice aroma, brilliant experience.

4.6
drpimento (3631) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Fantabulous! Poured at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, fluffy, sudsy, off-white head that settled after a bit and lots of clingy lace. Color is a clear amber yellow with some bubble trails. Aroma is great, somewhat simple, but balanced and still interesting - sweet zone between resin and citrus with a hint of weed. Flavor’s like nose, but more complex: sweet up front is quickly dominated by bitter and accented by tang; flavor’s being again, like nose plus yeast, apricot,- malt, grain. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish has a bit of an off-flavor, longish, and is quite drinkable with only a suggestion of alcohol. Killer beer.

4.6
DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Keg at DAda, Sheffield. Genuinely delicious beer. Such a clean, booming hop. So fresh, so powerful. Outstanding. Smooth.

4.6
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Tap. Medium long lasting white head, big layered lace. Clear, slightly cloudy pale orange. Grape fruit and other citrus on aroma with camembert. Taste has grape fruit, strong pine apple, tight hops and bitterness. Very dry palate with medium carbons. Nice balance, complex, tasty and refreshing. Developes big variety of aroma and taste notes in warming glass. Very interesting.

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