overall
93
90
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
themightyjag (486) - - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle from The Beerhive. Frothy white head with good lacing. Body is clear golden amber. Great hoppy nose, tropical fruit flavour followed by ginger. Well rounded mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Lingering flavours of pine and grass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (8235) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2013
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, February 2013. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, pineapple, citrus and some malt. Dry with a nice bitterness. Balanced, relaxed and graceful.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pompomx (2) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
had this at fleetwood beer festival. its very strong tasting. just how i like an ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3754) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Citrus and herbal aromas. Pour hazy pale gold, with average white head, persistent, some lacing. Light to medium body, average carbonation and crispy texture. Taste is hoppy, mild bitterness, citrus and some subtle sweet flavours. Quite quaffable, enjoyable and nice. Botella de 500ml @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Aromas ctricos y herbales. Color dorado plido, ligeramente turbia, con corona blanca intermedia, algo persistente y algo de encaje. Cuerpo de ligero a medio, carbonatacin media y textura "crujiente", Sabores de lpulos ctricos, amargor moderado, con algunos matices dulces. Se bebe fcilmente. Bien.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (615) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013
Pours a light golden with two fingers of rocky white head. Nose is orange and a bit of pine, and some subtle malt sweetness. Flavor is sweet and hoppy. Orange, pine resin and malts. Balanced and tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (1022) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle 0,50 L. Golden-yellow, slightly hazy colour with chick, white, fully lasting head. Pine and resin aroma dominates. There are also grapefruit and lemon notes with some honey in the background. Taste is moderate to heavy bitter with a sweet touch at the start. Medium to full body, with dry watery texture and soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8934) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Only slightly clouded, it is golden with a thick frothy head. The citrus, especially lemon and grapefruit are dominant in both the flavour and aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - FEB 13, 2013
Pours a clear yellow, nice foam, nice hoppy citrus aroma. Body could have been a bitter more full but otherwise a very refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4504) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle sample after the Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks avrashi. Pours light and hazy golden with white wave. Malty and hoppy at once - lots of pine in the nose - fun. Fresh bitterness, stingy and hoppy. Light body, fizzy, hoppy pine finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
500ml bottle, shared with Caterwaul. Mildly hazy whitish - yellow golden color. Good thin white head, leaves decent lace. Medium body. Very smooth, light carbonation. Finish is more on the dry, clean side. I was very skeptical about this going in, because most English "IPAs" I try turn to to be disappointing to me. But this is actually really impressive, in the way that lighter American "session" IPAs try to be. There is a satisfying floral hop flavor in here that dominates, with some light citrus and lighter pine notes. Hint of lemon. Balanced with a decent bready, lightly toasty malt profile. Nice lightly bitter zesty taste, light sweetness. Just a solid, lighter yet flavorful IPA, English or not.


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