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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle; amber, clear, thin smooth white head; lovely hoppy aroma, all tropical fruits; well carbonated; soft tropical fruit and citrus flavour - orange and soft grapefruit in particular; lots of hops in the dry, moderately bitter finish; incredibly well balanced despite the massive hop presence - it manages to be both delicate and powerful at the same time; really very good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2013
Probably one of the finest IPAs i have tried, had everything. So well balanced. In my top 5 beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barnabeermane (43) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 20, 2013
Botella. Presencia limpia y color dorado y gran espuma blanca densa. Aroma citrico. Sabor fino muy al estilo ingles pero con buenas trazas dulces y final resinoso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours a dusty dull yellow. Did I get an old bottle? Skunky aromas, some herbal notes. Very good sweety biscuity flavours followed by a nice restrained bitterness. Balanced and good. The skunk wasnt too bad...but it took away from the beer..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3730) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Qbrick. Thanks to Kyoto Lefty for recommending this. Very pleasant West Coast sort of hop aroma. Hazy honey color. Smooth well-balanced initial; moderately sweet fruit in mid palate; very good balance in the finish. This is clearly influenced by the US style, but its gentler and more well-rounded in flavor. Medium body. Very good, tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1507) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle (500ml from Waitrose, Glasgow):
Strong with pine hops coming through along with some citrus fruits, a lot spice spice and some floral hops along with plenty of tropical fruit notes. This one was a pleasant surprise on the nose with some pineapple, grapefruit and even some lychee making up the rest of the nose.
Light amber with orange tinges and a very big, two fingers tall head that is part foamy, part bubbly looking and stays at about the same height for a few sips before reducing slightly in size.
Hop filled on the taste buds with a good tropical fruit backing and plenty of pine and floral hop flavours coming through. There is a little bit of a bitter grapefruit taste but nothing too severe and there is a nice orange and citric fruit taste following on from it. As you would expect from something with so many hops coming through, it is also quite a bitter beer.
Moderate carbonation and a medium mouthfeel, this one is quite a hop filled beer and quite dry in the finish. Lots of citrus in the mix and quite fruity as well.

Nice, very much like an American style IPA which wasnt at all what I was expecting. This one is a beer I had heard a lot about prior to drinking it and my only regret is that I put off trying it for so long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 10, 2013
500ml bottle from Saveur Biere. Clear golden yellow colour with a foamy white head and grapefruit aroma. Taste is bitter, floral fruity grapefruit notes. Dry bitter finish. Light bodied with a soft mouthfeel, easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Auerhahn (17) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2013
From bottle. Clear golden colour. Intensely hoppy flavour, very bitter but not unpleasantly so.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tachristie3 (2) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 IPA aroma reminded me of San Diego beers. Lovely drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6154) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
On tap. Comes a pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and florals. Taste is lemons, grapefruit, caramel malt, and sweet flowers. Very enjoyable!

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