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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
500mL bottle, pours pale golden yellow. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, with a soapy quality. Flavour follows this exactly, with just enough malt backing. Improves hugely after a while. Excellent example of an English IPA. Delicious.

rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Hazy pale golden, rich white head. Pineapple aroma, citrus, grapes, hay, metallic and herbal notes. Hoppy bitter flavor, metal notes, some perfume, citrus, bread, caramel, pineapple, grassy, pine, some woody notes. Hoppy citrus finish, fruity, metallic with caramel notes. Really refreshing.

Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Straw colour. Nice loose foam. The aroma mixes some strong citrus and papaya with integrated butter, even a hint of pine. Fresh, bitter, piney beer with light diacetyl. Halfway between a hoppy bitter and a Seattle IPA, and a little bit of neither.

chrisv10 (18408) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle. Hazy yellow with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, hops, citrus, bitter, little pine, little caramel and a little floral.

TBone (18212) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense)@Beer Hunters
Slightly hazy yellow color, small white head. Very intensive honeyish, resiny, trefoil-flowery aroma. Hoppy, flowery flavor with hints of honey. Very long hoppy aftertaste. I wonder why this stylish IPA is ESB here?

yngwie (17233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2006
Cask at Horsens Beerfestival. Clear, pale golden-yellow with a small white head. Pine, hops and pineapplenotes in the aroma. Medium body with a piny and hoppy flavor and a well-hopped finish. Sorry, it just didn’t get me, but it’s on my list of "have-to-try-again"s. (061028)

FatPhil (17063) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007) (8:3:8:4:15=3.8)
Floral and grapefruity aroma by the bucketful.Taste to match, full of bitterness and malt. Doesn’t taste 5.9% at all.
Rerate: Keg (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:3:7:4:14)
A bit dead and dull compared to cask. Still nice, but no wow.
Rerate: Draught (Angleterre, Helsinki) (8:4:8:4:16=4.0)
There’s the wow! Just like I remember it first time, and if anything even better! Utterly delicious, so much character, and so drinkable too. Amazing.

Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Re-rate January 3rd 2014. Bottle shared @ Van Moll with Stefan and Erwin van Moll. Clear pale golden color, full sized white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma and taste are lightly malts, hops, nicely bitter but also lightly buttery. Dry finish, average body and carbonation. -- Old rating: I believe I had this at Alvinne CBF 2011. Far from my best IPA’s. Though I admit, coming from England it’s not bad. I just miss the strong almost overpowering hops and (grape)fruit in these type of IPA’s. Not bad, but nowhere near my favorite ones. [Original rating: 6-3-7-3-13].

brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Hazy golden color with a white head. Hop profile is herbal and slightly floral with a slight hint of citrus and grass. Fairly dry nose with just a bit of bread and toasted malt sweetness. The flavor is only midly sweet, too. A bit of bread, some cracker notes, and an okay hop profile. Light bitterness of citrus peel with a light grass flavor to go along with the floral and herbal hop flavors.

Dedollewaitor (16381) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
Cask @ C4, Odense. Pours cloudy yellow with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Floral and citrussy nose. Fresh , doughy and crisp. Smooth with a dry and bitter end. Funky fresh!

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