overall
93
90
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: 1203   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - MAY 17, 2013
I believe in IPA.... ma cos ti piace vincere facile! Ottima ed equilibrata, amara senza stancare mai mai mai!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2013
bottle at bierhuyske . sure i had this before, but did not rate it back than ? pours blonde, good white head smell is perfect ! very much mango aspects ( amongst other sweet, fruity, aromatic stuff ) good carbo . supernice hops. sweet, yet bitter, complex, yet sooo drinkable . awsomeness in a bottle !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
peterk (1) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
A very nice IPA, just in my taste. The beer is well balanced without to much "flowery" hoppiness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ambrosemac (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Absolutely in my top five beers available. Of the citrus age of beers this is up there as one of the best. This is a fresh drink, with good strength and lovely aftertaste. Maybe a little more malt to drag it to the top of the game!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (615) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Clear, pale, golden colour with great white head. Strong, fresh hoppy aroma. Taste is also very hoppy with tons of citrus fruits. Taste is dry with medium bitterness

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Schizophrenic. On cask its all orange and challenging spicy hop finish - really good old school IPA. On keg it pours and drinks lighter and comes over as a really hoppy and heady strong session ale. Both very good but blind taste side by side and you would NEVER pick them as the same beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bjernhona (2) - UKRAINE - FEB 11, 2016 does not count
I prefer less bitter beers, though its citrus taste brought me directly to trappists Tripels :)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Re-re-rate. More than lovely. Redefines IPA for contemporary English brewers. This is the standard to which others aspire then fail to attain. FInd it, drink as much of it as you dare, ignore any other beers on offer. Ticking / scooping / rating anything else is a waste of your time when this beer is on offer. Re-rate; handpulled at Fat Cat, Sheffield. Even juicier. Lovely. Gravity at Derby beer festival. Gob smacking grassy, hoppy, juicy stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2006
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer Beer Fest 06. Orange golden with white bubbly head. Ahhh, you just new this was going to be good as soon as it was poured. The buzz was going around that this was good and to get in quickly, and I was certainly not dissapointed. Citric hoppy, orange zesty notes with a fresh dustiness to the hops. A gentle base carrying the bitterness and more hops, hops, hops. The beauty of it all had me drifting off, thinking of how IPA came about, the Empire, the Jewel in the crown, which was India and particulary The British Redcoats, for whom it was brewed and Rudyard Kipling who documented it with his poetry.<!-- br --> When the arf made Soldier goes out to the East.<!-- br --> E acts like a babe and drinks like a beast.<!-- br --> And e wonders because e is frequent deceased.<!-- br --> Ere es fit to serve as a Soldier.<!-- br --> Serve as a Soldier, Serve as a Soldier, Serve as a Soldier.<!-- br --> A Soldier of the Queen.<!-- br --><!-- br --> If youre cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind,<!-- br --> Dont grouse like a woman nor crack on nor blind;<!-- br --> Be handy and civil, and then you will find.<!-- br --> That its beer for the young British soldier.<!-- br --> Beer, beer, beer for the soldier .<!-- br --> . . A Soldier of the Queen.<!-- br --><!-- br --> ................. Part of lifes rich tapestry, cheers Fin & Loz.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Crystal clear golden colour with a slim but lasting white head. Great flowery hop and citrus aroma. Excellent hoppy taste but in a well rounded way. Lovely juicy mouthfeel. An excellent IPA.


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