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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
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1214   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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3.7
cards04 (2784) - 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 wasn’t too bad...but it took away from the beer..

3.8
maekchu (3847) - 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 it’s gentler and more well-rounded in flavor. Medium body. Very good, tasty stuff.

4.2
flying_pig (1555) - 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 wasn’t 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.

3.9
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.

4.1
Auerhahn (17) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2013
From bottle. Clear golden colour. Intensely hoppy flavour, very bitter but not unpleasantly so.

4.7
tachristie3 (2) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 IPA aroma reminded me of San Diego beers. Lovely drop.

3.6
RobertDale (6388) - 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!

4.1
Marduk (7598) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2015 500ml bottle. Clear pale yellow color. Small head forms only to diminish into tiny head very quickly. Aromatic hops, floral, perfumey aroma. Malty, hoppy, grapefruit in flavor. Nice and juicy. As it warms up this beer gets more interesting.8/3/7/4/14=3,6
Cask (Angleterre). Cloudy amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Fruity, malty, citrus, yeast in aroma. Sweet, malty, fruity, light citrus in taste. FCUKIN HELL, MOFO! What the hell is this on my tongue? Angels masturbating? Fantasticly mellow, hyper-super-ultra drinkability! Light tobaccoish hops in aftertaste. Fantastic brew! More more more!!!

3.7
thirstyrabbit (1849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pale golden body (the lightest looking IPA I have had) with a medium to small head. Aroma has sweet and fruity hoppiness. Medium sweet hoppy taste with not too much malt. Equally fruity and dry finish. A nice and mellow session IPA - everything is balanced, there is no hop or sugar overkill.

3
kingstoni (2079) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Tap. Hazy copper color with a disappearing head. Aroma of fruity and citrus hops. Earthy taste of hops. Short finish.


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