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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1203   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 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - SEP 1, 2012
Veramente unottima ipa ed era gi scaduta da un p, immagino come poteva essere fragrante e fresca se fosse stata al 100%!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (1318) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Clear golden pour with a small creamy head. Floralness and citrus dominates aroma. Some grapefruit also. Grapefruit and citrus in taste also, but citrus is relatively Subdued. Some melon and passionfruits. Body is light to medium with a smooth mouthfeel and mesium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5648) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a clear light orange body with a medium white head. Sweet apricot and rose water to the nose, with citrus, grapefruit and hints of pine and honey. Taste is mellow grapefruit tones, flanked by moderate caramel and honey-ish sweetness. Some pine notes, hints of apricot and herbal grass notes in the finish. Fine balance. Medium body and carbonation, high on drinkability all in all. A very nice IPA on the mild side of things.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5312) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2012
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Good soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, orange, mango, lemon, herbal, floral, grass, grapefruit, bread, and earthy spiciness. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance; very pleasant. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, bread, herbal, floral, grass, mango, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance of malt sweetness/bitterness; with zero astringent hop flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Very smooth and drinkable. Overall this is a highly excellent English IPA! Great flavor balance and hop complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (2016) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaiho (71) - - AUG 21, 2012
Quintessential English IPA and rated as such. Keg at Holborn whippet, London. Aroma of citrusy hops, a lovely bouquet without malt. Taste has plenty of bitterness, comes through on the nose when swallowing. Almost like there is (a crapload) of English, earthy hops in this as well for flavor. Combines well with a malty backbone that isnt given away by the crystal clarity of the beer. This tastes like I would imagine historical IPA to taste, just with a touch of new world aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
50 cl bottle at lrepubliken, Gothenburg 120802. Yellow hazy beer with a big lacy offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy, sweey and fruity flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Apricot, peach, citrus and melon. Light gold with frothy head. Light sweet and sour with mid hoppy bitter. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Cask at Deramore. Nice amber color with a white head. Lovely perfume and fruit-filled aroma. Nice on the hops without being too flowery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1778) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Pours cloudy yellow with medium head. Aroma is fruits, herbs, hops n malts. Flavor is Hipsu. Some fruits and malts and citrus. bittery palate.

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